1976 (age 36–37)
Miami, Florida, United States
|Notable work(s)||Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)|
Derek Connolly (born c. 1976; age 37–38) is the writer of the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed, for which he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and the Independent Spirit Award (Best First Screenplay). As of 2012[update] he was reported to be working on a remake of the film Flight of the Navigator as well as writing an upcoming Pixar film with Teddy Newton. Connolly was listed on Variety's Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2012. He is currently re-writing the script for the upcoming Jurassic World with director Colin Trevorrow.
- Jeff Sneider (November 29, 2012), Connolly: College partnership leads to 'Guaranteed' success, retrieved 2012-12-21
- "2012 Sundance Film Festival Announces Awards". sundance.org. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Independent Spirit Awards 2013: Winners List". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "New Pixar Movie Coming From ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer Derek Connolly and ‘Day & Night’ Director Teddy Newton". slashfilm.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "VARIETY'S 10 SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH". Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Jurassic Park 4 delayed". Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- Kareem Tabsch (June 19, 2012), "Safety Not Guaranteed: Miami Screenwriter Derek Connolly Turned an Internet Meme Into an Indie Film Success Story", Miami New Times
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