Audrey Ann Lederer
April 29, 1960
|Died||October 4, 2018 (aged 58)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Audrey Wells (April 29, 1960 – October 4, 2018) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer.
Wells was born Audrey Ann Lederer in San Francisco, California, to Austrian-American psychiatrist Wolfgang Lederer and Romanian-American psychologist Alexandra Botwin Lederer. She worked as a disc jockey at San Francisco jazz radio station KJAZ FM. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and UCLA.
She wrote a number of successful screenplays and directed three for which she had created the script. Her works were primarily comedies and/or 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 Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), writer/producer
- George of the Jungle (1997), writer
- Guinevere (1999), writer/director
- Disney's The Kid (2000), writer
- Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), writer/director/producer
- Shall We Dance? (2004), writer
- The Game Plan (2007), writer
- The Fugees (2012), director
- A Dog's Purpose (2017), writer
- The Hate U Give (2018), writer
- "Audrey Wells". The New York Times.
- Mervosh, Sarah (October 7, 2018). "Audrey Wells, Screenwriter Behind 'The Hate U Give,' Dies at 58". The New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- Turan, Kenneth. "Movie Review : A 'Guinevere' to Capture Any Man's Heart". The Los Angeles Times.
- Stedman, Alex (October 5, 2018). "'The Hate U Give' Screenwriter Audrey Wells Dies at 58". Variety. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
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