Julie “Jules” Howe is a California screenwriter, producer and children’s book author who never met a story she didn’t like, especially stories for kids. Since she worships at the altar of Shel Silverstein, it’s not surprising her favorite book writing genre is rhyming verse.
Julie is an award winning screenwriter whose screenplay, Jasper Milliken, won the Austin Film Festival comedy award in 2010. Since then, her screenplays have placed in top-ranking film festivals and screenplay competitions such as BlueCat, Nicholl Fellowship, Page International and Fresh Voices. She recently had the honor of being included in the Austin Film Festival’s Inaugural Screenwriters to Watch article in MovieMaker magazine, July 19, 2016.
Her first children’s book and Hoffer Award winner, Catty Wompus: A Tale of Friendship, is about a lonely girl who learns the true value of friends. It’s based on a childhood experience that never left her. The sequel, Catty Wompus and The New Kid, takes the lessons learned, one step further. In 2015, Catty and her pals were brought to life in a musical television pilot called The Adventures of Catty Wompus that
she hopes will become a series.
Julie holds a Feature Film Writing Certificate from UCLA Extension as well as the Academy of Film Writing. She’s a founding board member of the Cinematic Arts and Technology Foundation of Cal State Monterey Bay whose goal is to empower at-risk youth through year-round community programs that investigate, educate and celebrate the cinematic arts.