Evan Goldberg

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Evan Goldberg
Evan Goldberg by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1982-05-11) May 11, 1982 (age 36)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Screenwriter, film producer, film director
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Yadavaia

Evan Goldberg (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director. He has collaborated with his childhood friend Seth Rogen in several films, including Superbad (2007) (which they first conceived as teenagers), Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013) (their directorial debut), and The Interview (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family.[1][2] He was raised in Marpole.[3] He attended Point Grey Secondary School (where he met Rogen) and McGill University, and is married to Lisa (Yadavaia) Goldberg.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Goldberg started his writing career joining the staff of Da Ali G Show for its 2004 season, along with his childhood friend and comedy partner Seth Rogen. They collaborated on the films, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People and The Green Hornet with their production company Point Grey Pictures, named after Point Grey Secondary School.[6]

In a strategy to garner interest and funding, Goldberg created a pre-production trailer for Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, which was later made as This Is the End, and was released in June 2013.

Goldberg and Rogen are both "obsessed" fans of The Simpsons. After learning that The Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks was a fan of Superbad, they decided to ask the producers of the show if they could write an episode.[7][8] They were invited to The Simpsons writers room, where they pitched several episode ideas. One was accepted, and they wrote an outline with the help of some feedback from the regular writers.[9] It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Knocked Up Executive producer
Superbad Writer and executive producer
Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse Writer Short film
2008 Pineapple Express Writer and executive producer
2009 Funny People Executive producer
2011 The Green Hornet Writer and executive producer
Goon Writer
50/50 Producer
2012 The Watch Writer
The Guilt Trip Producer
2013 This Is the End Co-director, co-writer and producer
2014 Neighbors Producer
The Interview Co-director, producer and story writer [10]
2015 The Night Before Writer and producer [11]
2016 Sausage Party Writer and producer [12]
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Writer and producer
2017 The Disaster Artist Producer
2018 Blockers Producer
2019 Good Boys Producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Da Ali G Show Writer 6 episodes
2009 The Simpsons Writer Episode: "Homer the Whopper"
2016–present Preacher Developer, executive producer and director
2017 Future Man Director and executive producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result Notes
2005 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Variety Da Ali G Show Nominated Shared with writing staff
2008 Canadian Comedy Award Best Writing – Film Superbad Won Shared with Seth Rogen
2012 Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical 50/50 Nominated[13] Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin
Independent Spirit Award Best Feature Film 50/50 Nominated[13] Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin
2013 Genie Award Best Screenplay Goon Nominated Shared with Jay Baruchel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (June 26, 2013). "Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen: Friends for the end of the world". Jewish Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg: Friends Till 'The End'". Jefferson Public Radio. December 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  3. ^ Rachel Fox, Goon Writer Evan Goldberg talks Vancouver, Hockey and his Bar Mitzvah, Heeb, March 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Lisa Yadavaia Goldberg - Newhouse School - Syracuse University - Syracuse University". Newhouse School - Syracuse University. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  6. ^ Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Interviews – Superbad Movie Video – About.com Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Keveney, Bill (2009-09-23). "Rogen gets a dream gig: 'Simpsons' writer, voice". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  8. ^ Wagner, Curt (2009-09-25). "Seth Rogen kicks off 21st season of 'The Simpsons'". Chicago Now. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  9. ^ Liam Burke (2008-04-30). "From Superbad To Superheroes – Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys". Empire. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  10. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 30, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Direct 'The Interview' in Vancouver". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  11. ^ "IMDb - D'oh". Retrieved July 30, 2018 – via www.imdb.com. 
  12. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Sell Sony on Raunchy Animated Film 'Sausage Party'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  13. ^ a b "Golden Globe Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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