Monte M. Katterjohn
The publisher of Mototopic, billed as "the first magazine for photoplaywrights," former newspaperman Monte Katterjohn was himself a noted scenario writer. In films almost from the beginning (1908), Katterjohn would go on to pen such seminal silent dramas as D.W. Griffith's The Wood Nymph (1916); William S. Hart's The Apostle of Vengeance (1916), which he based on his own story; the Mexican romance The Captive Jungle (1916); Rudolph Valentino's The Sheik (1921); and Moran of the Lady Letty (1922). Although Katterjohn supplied the dialogue for such early talkies as Broadway Babies (1929), the sound era would prove less rewarding. He retired from screenwriting in 1931.