Ron Kurz - Screenwriter

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Biography: Ron Kurz was involved heavily in re-writing the first Friday the 13th and wrote Friday the 13th: Part 2. He has also used the pen name Mark Jackson for several of his movies. For the ending of Part 2 where the character of Ginny is asking 'Where's Paul?', Kurz deliberately wrote it to be vague and left up to the imagination of the audience as to what actually happened. Kurz admitted that in his mind, Paul was already dead by that point.

Quote: "After Phil got a green light from Frank Mancuso, I was given the screenplay assignment. And with Paramount involved, I thought 'screw this,' I'm going legit. I eventually came clean with the Writers Guild about my errant ways, which was one of the smartest things I've ever done in my life. Honesty pays. I'm still getting quarterly residuals on Part 2. Although, despite my contributions, it was too late to do anything through the Guild about Part 1. Victor Miller got it all.

Steve Miner was great. As I remember it, he had little if anything to do with the writing of the script, but after it was finished I did go down to Westport and spend some time with him in pre-production, making a few changes he wanted. Steve wasn't afraid to involve me. He was always positive and gracious, with a wonderful sense of humor. He was intent upon doing the best he could. Phil was taking a chance with him and had him under strict orders to follow the script word for word. And he did. I've never seen a film that so closely matched the script." - pg. 53, Crystal Lake Memories

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Writer Filmography
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (character creator)
Off the Wall (1983)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982) (character creator)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Eyes of a Stranger (1981) (as Mark Jackson)
Friday the 13th (1980) (uncredited)
King Frat (1979) (as Mark Jackson)

Where Is He Now?: Unknown.

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