Jim Becket is a screenwriter living in Southern California. Before filmmaking he had a varied career: ski racer, eternal student, human rights lawyer, development economist, journalist, author, and international civil servant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He graduated from Williams College and Harvard Law School and did graduate work in Switzerland and Chile. He’s traveled much of the world with a long time interest in Latin America. He has three daughters: a doctor and an architect who read fairly well, and a seven-year-old just learning to read.