John Keith McGovern Wilder

Adjunct Instructor of English
(805) 969-9931

Office Location

Reynolds Hall 105


Screenwriting, producing, directing


John Wilder is recognized as a writer-producer of quality television programming. He has received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Long-Form Television Drama, the Western Writers of America Award for Best Western Script and Film, two Western Heritage Awards for Best Western Drama, the Chicago International Film Festival Award for Best Television Series, two WGA nominations for Best TV Drama, two Emmy nominations for Best Television Series, and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Drama Series. Among the shows he has written, produced and directed are James Michener’s Centennial, The Streets of San Francisco, Spenser: For Hire, The Yellow Rose, Return To Lonesome Dove, Anne Rice’s The Feast of All Saints, and the recent Hallmark Movie, Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop. His first novel, Nobody Dies in Hollywood was published in October, 2015. He graduated with a BA in English Literature from UCLA in 1963, and lives with his wife and granddaughter in Santa Barbara, California, where he is Writer in Residence and Adjunct Professor of English at Westmont College.