Allison Schroeder

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Allison Schroeder

Allison Schroeder is an American screenwriter.[1] She co-wrote the film Hidden Figures with Theodore Melfi, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.[2][3][4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Schroeder graduated from Melbourne High School in Florida in 1997.[5] While in high school, she interned at NASA, where her grandparents worked.[6] She majored in economics at Stanford University,[6] and after working as a consultant for two years, she went to University of Southern California to earn a Masters of Fine Arts in the Film Production Program.[7]

In 2016, Schroeder married writer Aaron Brownstein. They have a daughter, Emily, born in 2016.[8]


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Other
2007 Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse No Yes Script supervisor and construction crew
Short film
2007–2008 Smallville No Yes Production assistant: 15 episodes
2008 Pineapple Express No Yes Production assistant
90210 Yes No Episode: "That Which We Destroy"
Co-wrote with Caprice Crane
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show No Yes Show coordinator
TV special
2011 Mean Girls 2 Yes No Television film
Co-wrote with Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser
2012 Free Samples No Yes Special thanks
2015 Guidance Yes No Web series
2016 Hidden Figures Yes No Co-wrote with Theodore Melfi
2018 Christopher Robin Yes No Co-wrote with Alex Ross Perry and Tom McCarthy
2019 Frozen II Yes Yes Additional screenplay material
Also uncredited soundtrack writing
2023 Heart of Stone Yes No Post-production
Co-wrote with Greg Rucka

Awards and nominations[edit]

For - Hidden Figures (with Theodore Melfi)


  1. ^ "From Melbourne High to Academy Awards: Allison Schroeder". Florida Today. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: See the Full List". Vanity Fair. January 24, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: Best Writing Adapted Screenplay". Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2017: The Complete List - 89th Academy Awards". January 24, 2017. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Sangalang, Jennifer. "Melbourne High grad Allison Schroeder is up for Oscar". Florida Today.
  6. ^ a b Kaufman, Amy (24 January 2017). "Meet Allison Schroeder, the NASA-loving writer of 'Hidden Figures' who was just nominated for an Oscar". LA Times.
  7. ^ "Juggling paid work and specs". John August. 10 March 2011.
  8. ^ Hill, Libby. "Screenwriter Allison Schroeder on the 'Hidden Figures' nominations: 'We need a happy ending right now'". LA Times.
  9. ^ "The Humanitas Prize - Submissions".
  10. ^ "'Hidden Figures', 'Hacksaw Ridge' & '13th' Among Humanitas Prize Winners". 22 February 2017.

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