Tony DuShane is the author and award winning screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. The book was published by Soft Skull Press and the film was released in 2018 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He teaches writing at UCLA Extension and his journalism has appeared in Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.

UCLA Extension: Novel III starting September 27, 2018
Los Feliz Branch Library: Creative Writing Workshop on October 3, 2018

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s the trailer….

DuShane’s journalism and essays has appeared in The Los Angeles TimesMother JonesPenthouseThe RumpusThe Believer, and other media outlets. He was a music columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and wrote 100s of articles covering books, film, and music for the newspaper between 2006 – 2015. His radio show and podcast Drinks with Tony ran from 2002 – 2015 and included many guests including Steve Buscemi, Nick Cave, Richard Hell, Chelsea Handler, Miranda July, and more.

DuShane teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension. He has also written for film and TV and his feature screenplay Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, directed by Eric Stoltz, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.


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