William Lord Wright
Born(1879-11-14)November 14, 1879
DiedApril 21, 1947(1947-04-21) (aged 67)
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer

William Lord Wright (November 14, 1879 Bellefontaine, Ohio – April 21, 1947 Hollywood, California)[1] was an American screenwriter and film producer.[2]

Wright was a newspaper reporter in his hometown of Bellefontaine, Ohio, before going to Hollywood in 1917 where he wrote film scripts for Selig Studios for many years. He then went to work for Pathé Exchange as chief story editor. Later he went to work for Universal Studios as head of the scenario department.[1]

He wrote the book Photoplay Writing (1922),[3] published by Falk Publishing Co., New York which was used by the New York Institute of Photography.

Wright died in Hollywood, California, on April 21, 1947. He was survived by Sarah Wright of 1741½ N. Van Ness Avenue, Hollywood, California. He was buried at Hollywood Park Cemetery on April 24, 1947.[1]




  1. ^ a b c "Obituary" (April 22, 1947) Los Angeles Times, Accessed February 3, 2012 (from ProQuest via LAPL)
  2. ^ William Lord Wright at Turner Classic Movies
  3. ^ Photoplay Writing at the Open Library, Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2008 with funding from the Microsoft Corporation