Jack Gilbert, a mentor to a generation of Hollywood writers, died March 26. The 62-year-old passed away in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia.

Gilbert ran the script-writing training program for Warner Brothers for many years, where he taught television writing. He was more recently a fixture at Act One, a Hollywood mentoring program that teaches screenwriters who desire to make on impact on the entertainment industry from Christian points of view.

Some of those Gilbert mentored include Dean Batali (That ’70s Show), Clare Sera (Curious George, The Princess Diaries), Barbara Hall (Law & Order, Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia), Carl Rogers (The Blind Side, The Book of Eli), Janet Scott Batchlor (Batman Forever), Melissa Glenn (the new Hawaii Five-O and Leverage) and Ben Lobato, (The Unit, Justified).

The Christian writer was also a visiting instructor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles and Columbia College in Chicago.

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