Bonnie MacBird is a writer, actress, playwright, screenwriter and producer known as the original writer of the science fiction film Tron.
MacBird has spent most of her career in Hollywood as a screenwriter and producer. She worked in feature film development for Universal Studios in the 1970s, won two Emmy Awards as a producer in the 1980s, and was, for ten years, the head of a firm called Creative License/SkyBird Productions. She has a number of acting and writing credits in Los Angeles theatre.
She continues to write, direct and act in theatre in Los Angeles and is a voice actor for SkyBoat Media. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA extension.
MacBird is currently primarily working as a novelist. Her first book ART IN THE BLOOD A Sherlock Holmes Adventure was published by HarperCollins in 2015, and she is at work on a second Holmes Adventure, UNQUIET SPIRITS for the same publisher.
She lectures regularly on writing, the creative process, and Sherlock Holmes.
MacBird is a native of San Francisco, California and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in film. She is married to computer-scientist Alan Kay.