Audrey Ann Lederer
January 29, 1960
|Died||October 4, 2018 (aged 58)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Wells was born in San Francisco, California, to Austrian-American psychiatrist Wolfgang Lederer and Romanian-American psychologist Alexandra Botwin Lederer; her parents fled World War II-era Europe.
She wrote a number of successful screenplays and directed three for which she had created the script. Her works were primarily comedies and romance films. Among her films are The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), both of which she also produced. Her 1999 film Guinevere won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Wells also co-wrote the script for the comedy The Game Plan.
The 2020 Netflix/Pearl Studio animated feature Over the Moon was dedicated to her memory.
- The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), writer/executive producer
- George of the Jungle (1997), co-screenwriter
- Guinevere (1999), writer/director (feature directorial debut)
- Disney's The Kid (2000), writer
- Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), screen story writer/screenwriter/director/producer
- Shall We Dance? (2004), screenwriter
- The Game Plan (2007), co-story writer
- The Fugees (2012), director
- A Dog's Purpose (2017), co-screenwriter
- The Hate U Give (2018), screenwriter (film released posthumously)
- Over the Moon (2020), writer (film released posthumously) - The film was dedicated to her memory.
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