The Rocketeer,

Rocketeer Minute Talks with Joe Johnston – Day 3

September 25, 2019

Guest: Director Joe Johnston

Joseph Eggleston Johnston II is an American film director and former visual effects artist best known for such effects-driven movies as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Jumanji (1995) and Jurassic Park III (2001). These movies include a number of period films such as The Rocketeer (1991), The Wolfman (2010), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Johnston also directed the biographical drama October Sky (1999).


Guest: Screenwriter Danny Bilson

Danny Bilson is an American writer, director, and producer of movies, television, video games, and comic books. Together with his frequent collaborator, Paul DeMeo, he is best known as the writer for the film The Rocketeer (1991) and creator, writer, producer and director for the television series Viper (1994, 1996), The Sentinel (1996) and The Flash (1990). He has written multiple issues of the comic book The Flash, as well as scripts for multiple video games, including James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003).

While actively working as a writer and producer, Bilson is also a tenured faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC), where he holds the positions of Director of USC Games and the Chair of USC’s School of Cinema’s Interactive Media and Games Division.




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