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Scott Z Burns



Nationality:    USA
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Scott Z. Burns is a screenwriter, director, and producer. His film credits include the original screenplay for "Side Effects" (2013), directed by Steven Soderbergh (starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, and Catherine Zeta-Jones), "Contagion" (2011) directed by Steven Soderbergh (starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Jude Law), as well as the screen adaptation of Soderberghs "The Informant!" (2009). Burns also co-wrote the Academy Award-winning "Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) and was a producer on the Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006). He wrote and directed HBO Films "PU-239" (2006), produced by Soderbergh and George Clooney. His play THE LIBRARY (2014) was produced by The Public Theater in New York. It was nominated for the John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Library, The

Library, The

After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Renowned Hollywood screenwriter Scott Z. Burns returns to the stage with this bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.


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Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2015)   978-0-8222-3213-1


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