arne olsen

At the age of 21, Arne moved from his native Vancouver to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting.  After several years of studying at the UCLA extension program he was accepted into the prestigious American Film Institute. 

Upon graduating, one of Arne’s spec scripts was discovered by a William Morris agent and soon after signing with the agency he landed his first paying gig, writing the action-thriller RED SCORPION. He then sold his female buddy-comedy pitch RAPID FIRE to Universal with Demi Moore and Ally Sheedy attached. The film was never produced but his relationship with the studio eventually led to a bidding war (with Disney) over his spec COP AND A HALF.

From there Arne wrote a whole gamut of screenplays, fourteen of which have been produced. Although thrilled to write movies like MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE and REPEATERS, the highlight of Arne’s career was writing and directing the dramedy HERE’S TO LIFE, starring WILL AND GRACE’S Eric McCormack along with James Whitmore, Ozzie Davis and Kim Hunter. The movie went on to be nominated for 9 genies, winning one.

Arne cherished his time in LA, but sensing Vancouver was a better place to raise a family, he moved home after eighteen years. He’s presently happily married with two kids. 

Arne is represented by Carl Liberman of THE CHARACTERS and is a member of both the W.G.A and the W.G.C.

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Produced Movies

14 Produced movies and counting! A number of movies still in production. Get more details from his resume.



One of the few screenwriters to stay in the business full-time. Read more about Arne and his career here.


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