Adam Horowitz

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Adam Horowitz
Adam Horowitz by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Horowitz in March 2012.
Born (1971-12-04) December 4, 1971 (age 42)
Occupation Writer, producer

Adam Horowitz (born December 4, 1971) is an American screenwriter and producer.

He is known for his work on Felicity, Black Sash, One Tree Hill, Popular, Fantasy Island, Birds of Prey, Life As We Know It, and Lost.

He currently works on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, which he, and collaborator Edward Kitsis, co-created.

Early life[edit]

Horowitz graduated from Hunter College High School in 1990. He attended University of Wisconsin–Madison and graduated with a BA in 1994, majoring in communication arts and political science. There he met his future collaborator, Edward Kitsis. Horowitz was writer and reporter for the Daily Cardinal student newspaper, writing as many as five articles in the same issue. He often caught editors off-guard with humorous leads or picking odd quotes. He worked on articles about spearfishing and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

After graduating, Kitsis and Horowitz traveled together to Los Angeles, and worked together on Fantasy Island, Felicity, and Popular, before joining the Lost team halfway through the first season. He is married to Erin Barrett Horowitz.

Horowitz and the Lost writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons.[1] He was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series again at the February 2007 ceremony for his work on the second and third seasons,[2] at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the fourth season of Lost[3] and at the February 2010 ceremony for the fifth season.[4] He also wrote Confessions of an American Bride, a made for television movie.

Horowitz and Kitsis created the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which began airing on October 23, 2011. The show focuses on a town which is actually a parallel world populated by fairytale characters who are unaware of their true identity. The two came up with the concept seven years prior to joining the staff of Lost, but wanted to wait until it ended before they focused on this project.[5][6]

Horowitz has also worked on the first four episodes of Tron: Uprising. He explains that he has used this chance to explore the Tron universe, particularly the life of a program under CLU's regime.[7]

Film[edit]

Horowitz worked as a writer on the Universal project Ouija Board[8] and co-wrote with Kitsis the film Tron: Legacy in 2011.[9]

Credits[edit]

  • Tron: Uprising, 2012
    • Episode 1.01 "Beck's Beginning" with Edward Kitsis
    • Episode 1.02 "The Renegade, Part 1" with Kitsis
    • Episode 1.03 "The Renegade, Part 2" with Kitsis
    • Episode 1.04 "Blackout" with Kitsis
  • Lost, 2005–2010
  • Confessions of an American Bride, 2005
  • One Tree Hill, 2004
    • Episode 1.20 "What Is and What Should Never Be" with Edward Kitsis
  • Life as We Know It, 2004
    • Episode 1.08 "Family Hard-ships" with Edward Kitsis
  • Black Sash, 2003
    • Episode 1.04 "Prodigal Son" with Edward Kitsis
  • Birds of Prey, 2002–2003
    • Episode 1.03 "Prey for the Hunter" teleplay with Edward Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.06 "Primal Scream" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.07 "Split" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.08 "Lady Shiva" teleplay with Kitsis, story by Adam Armus & Kay Foster
    • Episode 1.11 "Reunion" with Kitsis
  • Popular, 2000–2001
    • Episode 1.08 "Tonight's the Night" with Edward Kitsis and Ryan Murphy
    • Episode 1.15 "Booty Camp" with Kitsis
    • Episode 1.21 "What Makes Sammy Run" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.02 "Baby, Don't Do It" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.07 "Ur-ine Trouble" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.12 "The Shocking Possession of Harrison John" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.15 "It's Greek to Me" with Kitsis
    • Episode 2.20 "You Don't Tug on Superman's Cape...You Don't Spit into the Wind...You Don't Pull the Mask off the Ol' Lone Ranger...And You Don't Mess Around with Big Bertha Muffin" with Kitsis
  • Felicity, 2001
    • Episode 4.03 "Your Money or Your Wife" with Edward Kitsis
    • Episode 4.10 "Fire" with Kitsis

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  3. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WG A. 2008. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  4. ^ "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 31, 2011). "Jane Espenson, Liz Tigelaar Join ABC’s Once Upon a Time". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ Levine, Stuart (October 28, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Lost' exec producers Horowitz, Kitsis sell pilot to ABC". Variety. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Radish, Christina. "Creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz Talk ONCE UPON A TIME Season 1 Finale, Animated Series TRON: UPRISING, and Involvement with TRON 3". Collider. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz bring the franchise back online
  9. ^ "'Tron' Writers Say Yes to 'Ouija Board'". BloodyDisgusting. 

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