2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Scott Neustadter

writer 500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars
Twitter: @iamthepuma
Screen-writing team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have proven themselves as some of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after writers with their witty, fresh and intelligent storytelling.

The pair wrote the hit Fox Searchlight comedy/romance, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, which was nominated for “Best Feature – Comedy” at the Golden Globe Awards and earned them an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay of the Year. They were also nominated for a Writers Guild Award and won the Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award in 2009.

Their follow-up, The Spectacular Now, directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Shailene Woodley & Miles Teller, premiered at Sundance to rave reviews and garnered Neustadter and Weber an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Screenplay.

Most recently, Neustadter and Weber wrote the adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe. The film was made for 12 million and has just crossed 250 million worldwide.

Also in the works are several high profile projects including an adaptation of the best-selling Me Before You by Jojo Moyes; John Green’s Paper TownsRules of Civility based on the acclaimed novel by Amor Towles for Lionsgate; Where’d You Go, Bernadette for Annapurna Pictures; the comedy/romance Royal Wedding at Sony; and Rosaline, a comedy version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet starring Felicity Jones, set to shoot this summer for Universal.

The pair have collaborated since 1999 when Scott hired Michael for an internship at New York’s Tribeca Productions. Their first script sold to 20th Century Fox in 2005. Neustadter hails from Margate, NJ and currently lives with his wife and child in Los Angeles.