2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Scott Z. Burns

writer Side Effects, Contagion, The Informant!; writer/director PU-239; co-writer The Bourne Ultimatum; producer An Inconvenient Truth
Scott Z. Burns is a screenwriter, director and producer.  His film credits include the original screenplay for Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh (starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, and Catherine Zeta-Jones), Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh, (starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Jude Law), as well as the screen adaptation of Soderbergh’s The Informant!  Burns also co-wrote the Academy Award-winning Bourne Ultimatum and was a producer on the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. He wrote/directed HBO Films’ PU-239, produced by Soderbergh and George Clooney. Burns is currently writing/producing an adaptation of “The Burglary” by Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger and is attached to direct his screenplay Deep Water, produced by Blue Print Pictures, BBC, and Studio Canal. Burns began his career in advertising, and was part of the creative team for the “Got Milk?” campaign. He has written for GQCondé Nast TravelerWall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.