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.

Online Novel Workshop November 26, 2018 – January 14, 2019
UCLA Extension: Novel III starting January 8, 2019
Los Feliz Branch Library: Creative Writing Workshop on January 16, 2019

Drinks with Tony:
New episodes every Wednesday including Mark Haskell Smith, Seth Greenland, and interviews from the DwT archives with Chelsea Handler, Irvine Welsh, Wim Wenders, and more.

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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