John Patus

John Patus is a writer/producer with a background in law and international business.  He is a graduate of Brock University and the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law.  He practiced corporate law and attended at the Supreme Court of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.  During this time his firm won the largest libel action in Canadian history.  He also acted as a director of several charities and sat on the boards of both public and private corporations.

John transitioned to international marketing and built the first company to take Canadian franchises into the U.S. and, later, to assist U.S. corporations coming into Canada, becoming the largest firm of its kind in North America.

He moved to Los Angeles to study at U.C.L.A. under Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Lionel Chetwynd and producer Jonathan D. Krane.  In 2000, along with director Vic Sarin and Paul Lalonde, he wrote the screenplay that launched the Left Behind film series.  John’s films have achieved international success with overall sales in excess of $200M.  He and Paul Lalonde are partners in the entertainment marketing firm Cloud Ten Creative Services Inc.