|Born||1976 (age 40–41)
Miami, Florida, United States
|Notable works||Safety Not Guaranteed
Derek Connolly (born c. 1976) is an American screenwriter and film producer, mostly known for his collaborations with director Colin Trevorrow on the films Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
Connolly was also 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. Connolly rewrote Kong: Skull Island (2017), for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||writer, producer||Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
|2015||Jurassic World||screenplay||co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Writing
|2016||Monster Trucks||screenplay||wrote the screenplay based on a story by Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger|
|2017||Kong: Skull Island||screenplay||co-wrote with Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein|
|2018||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||writer||co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow|
|2019||Star Wars: Episode IX||writer||co-wrote with Colin Trevorrow|
- Jeff Sneider (November 29, 2012), "Connolly: College partnership leads to 'Guaranteed' success", Variety, retrieved 2012-12-21
- "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.
- Kit, Borys (August 18, 2015). "'Jurassic World' Writer Heads to 'Kong: Skull Island' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
- 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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