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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Susannah Grant

writer Erin Brockovich, In Her Shoes, The Soloist, Party of Five, A Gifted Man; writer/director Catch and Release
Susannah Grant received Academy Award®, Writers Guild and BAFTA nominations for best original screenplay for Erin Brockovich. She also wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for Pocahontas (1995), Ever After, (1998), 28 Days (2000), In Her Shoes, (2005), Charlotte’s Web (2006) based on the book by E.B. White, and The Soloist (2009). In 2007, Grant wrote and directed Catch and Release.

From 1995-1998, Grant was a writer-producer-director on the Fox television series Party of Five, which received a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama. She created and was an executive producer on the CBS series A Gifted Man (2011 – 2012).

Upcoming projects include the feature The 5th Wave (Sony, 2015, currently filming), the TV series Members Only (ABC TV, 2015) and a dramatization of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings for HBO.

Grant is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A, English), and the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies (M.F.A, screenwriting). In 1992, she was a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.