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Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar About An Indian screenwriter, poet, and lyricist known for his contributions to Indian music and Bollywood films, he is most famous for his collaboration with Salim Khan. His solo-written cinematic works include Duniya, Mashaal, and Saagar. Other Informations His father, Jan Nisar Akhtar, was also a poet and Bollywood musical composer. His mother, …

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Joseph McBride

Joseph McBride About Screenwriter best known for his work on five American Film Institute Life Achievement Award specials. Other Informations He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A documentary about him and his life, Behind the Curtain: Joseph McBride on Writing Film History, was aired in 2011. He was brought up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. …

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Keir Pearson

Keir Pearson About Most recognized for writing the screenplay for 2004’s, Hotel Rwanda, which was about the Rwandan genocide that occurred during the 1990’s. Other Informations In 1989, he graduated from Harvard University in Massachusetts. He rowed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He was raised in New York. He penned the award-winning film Hotel Rwanda, …

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Murray Schisgal

Murray Schisgal About Screenwriter who co-wrote the award-winning 1982 romantic comedy, Tootsie, which starred Dustin Hoffman. Other Informations He started out as a playwright, earning success early on with productions like the off-Broadway play, The Typist, in 1963. He earned an Oscar nomination for his screenwriting for Tootsie. He was raised in New York to …

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Lamar Sally

Lamar Sally About Recognized both as a screenwriter for the family comedy Rodney and as the ex-husband of comedian and actress Sherri Shepherd. Other Informations He began his career in production in the late 1990s working on television shows like The Nanny. He executive produced the 2013 TV movie It’s My Time to Talk. He …

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Kevin Wade

Kevin Wade About Screenwriter known most for films like Meet Joe Black and Working Girl, among others. Other Informations He completed his undergraduate coursework at Connecticut College. He earned both Golden Globe and Writers Guild of America Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for Working Girl. He was born in New York City. He wrote …

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William Lord Wright

William Lord Wright About A screenwriter and producer, he is most remembered for his scripts for Ace of Spades (1925), Fighting with Buffalo Bill (1926), and The Vanishing Rider (1928). His producing credits include The Border Wildcat (1929), The White Horseman (1921), and The Indians are Coming (1930). Other Informations He worked as a newspaper …

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Howard Brookner

Howard Brookner About American film director and screenwriter who wrote the famous screenplays Burroughs: the Movie and 1989’s Bloodhounds of Broadway. Other Informations He attended Columbia University as an undergrad and NYU for grad school. His grad school thesis was a documentary on William S. Burroughs that made him famous. He contracted AIDS and went …

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Karey Kirkpatrick

Karey Kirkpatrick About Screenwriter known best for writing the live-action film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web (2006). Other Informations He graduated from USC in 1988. While studying at USC, he was awarded the Robert Riskin Screenwriting Award for his talents. He was raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He wrote the film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web, a children’s …

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Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes About English acting veteran who won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Screenplay for his film Gosford Park.¬† Other Informations He studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art after graduating from Magdalene College, Sambridge. He is also the creator of the popular English soap series¬†Downton Abbey. He got married to Emma …

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John Zinman

John Zinman About Screenwriter who is best recognized for his work on the cult series, Friday Night Lights. Other Informations He was born in Southern California, where he participated in many writing workshops as a kid. He was nominated for an Emmy for each and every year Friday Night Lights was on the air from …

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Mark Rosenthal

Mark Rosenthal About Acclaimed screenwriter best known for penning hit screenplays like Mona Lisa Smile and I, Robot. Other Informations He matriculated from the University of Vermont, where he obtained his M.A. He sold his first screenplay for millions. He is openly gay, and had a partner named Lawrence for years. Actress Julia Stiles appeared …