Lorene Scafaria (born May 1, 1978) is an American screenwriter, playwright, actress, singer, and film director. She is best known for her work on the films Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the latter her debut as director in 2012.
Charlyne Amanda Yi (born January 4, 1986) is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer. Her performances do not include joke-telling as in stand-up comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. In one performance, she had her head shaved while she sang the song "Nothing Compares 2 U". Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She co-starred as Dr. Chi Park in the medical drama House, alongside Hugh Laurie as one of the doctors on House's team.
Lena Dunham (/ˈlinə ˈdʌnəm/ LEE-nə DUN-um; born May 13, 1986) is an American actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director. She wrote and directed the independent film Tiny Furniture (2010), and is the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls. She has received eight nominations for Emmy Awards as a writer, director, actress and producer and won two Golden Globe Awards for Girls. Dunham is the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.
Jamie Linden (born 1980) is an American screenwriter best known as the writer of 2006 film We Are Marshall and the writer of 2010 film Dear John. He also wrote and directed the 2010 independent movie 10 Years, starring Channing Tatum.
Aurelio Voltaire Hernández (born January 25, 1967) and professionally known by the mononym Voltaire, is a Cuban-American dark cabaret musician. His stage name is his given middle name, which he shares with the famous French Enlightenment writer François-Marie Arouet.
Wyatt Emory Cooper (September 1, 1927 – January 5, 1978) was an American author and screenwriter.
Daniel Christopher "Dan" Gilroy (born June 24, 1959) is an American screenwriter and director.
Brook Busey-Maurio (born June 14, 1978), better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer, director, author, journalist, stripper, exotic dancer and memoirist. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005). Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno (2007), winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Melissa Marie Mathison (born June 3, 1950) is an American film and television screenwriter.
Ben Younger (born October 7, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film director.
Seth Zvi Rosenfeld is an American playwright, screenwriter and director whose work often deals with the collision of cultures in urban environments. Early on in his career, Rosenfeld broke fresh ground by incorporating hip hop culture into his theatre works like Writing on the Wall (1985). This caught the attention of hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, and producer George Jackson who opened the doors for much of Rosenfeld's early work.
Hampton Lansden Fancher (born July 18, 1938) is an American actor who became a producer and screenwriter in the late 1970s.
Diana Lynn Ossana is an American writer who has collaborated on writing screenplays, teleplays, and novels with author Larry McMurtry since they first worked together in 1992, on the semi-fictionalized biography Pretty Boy Floyd. She is a published author in her own right of several short stories and essays.
Paul Edward Haggis (born March 10, 1953) is a Canadian screenwriter, producer, and director. He spent his early career producing and directing various American and Canadian television network series. Among his achievements are screenwriter and producer credits for consecutive Best Picture winners, 2004's Million Dollar Baby and 2005's Crash, the latter of which he also directed.
Ann Biderman (born August 15, 1951) is an American film and television writer. She is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed NBC/TNT series Southland, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series for an episode of NYPD Blue.
Rula Jebreal (رولا جبريل; born April 24, 1973) is a Palestinian foreign policy analyst, journalist, novelist and screenwriter with dual Israeli and Italian citizenship. She was a commentator for MSNBC.
Sarah Nean Bruce is an American film & television movie producer, director and writer. She was born in Seattle, Washington and resides in Hollywood, California.
Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.
Ann Elder (born Anna Velders September 21, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter. She won Emmy awards also for comedy writing, (co-shared for Lily Tomlin's 1974 CBS special among others). She also wrote for Mama's Family as well. Elder appeared several times on The Match Game during its run in the 1970s, as well as being a regular on Laugh In in the early 1970s.
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