Marc Hyman

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Marc Hyman is an American screenwriter. His writing credits also include Universal Pictures Meet the Fockers,[1] Paramount's The Perfect Score and Show Dogs. He has served as a script doctor for more than 40 produced movies. He was credited for his work on fantasy epic The Great Wall.

Career[edit]

Hyman began writing for comedy television series such as All That, Sweet Valley High and the short lived Fox comedy, Lush Life. He then wrote the Warner Bros. live-action/animated action comedy movie Osmosis Jones[2] and developed the movie's spin-off Ozzy & Drix. Unlike the film it was spun off from, Ozzy & Drix is entirely animated and contains no live-action. The series has a number of continuity incongruences with the film. At the beginning of the series, Frank has resumed his unhealthy eating habits, whereas at the end of the movie, Frank commits himself to living a healthier lifestyle after nearly dying. In addition, Ozzy's girlfriend Leah neither appears nor is mentioned in the series, and is replaced by Maria Amino. In the first episode, Ozzy tells Drix that if they catch Scarlet Fever they will get a promotion, despite both already having been declared heroes for saving Frank at the end of the film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series aired on Kids' WB for two seasons from 2002 to 2004. It also reran on Cartoon Network from 2004 to 2006. Osmosis Jones was considered ahead of its time and served as an inspiration for films such as Inside Out and The Lego Movie.

Hyman wrote scripts for DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and Penguins of Madagascar, though did not receive screen credit on any of those films. In television, Hyman has written numerous pilots including projects with Kelsey Grammer and Matthew McConaughey for the FX Network and with Julia Roberts for ABC. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Stanhope (June 7, 2010). "Matthew McConaughey Teams Up With FX For Scripted Comedy". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2010-06-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ Gary Dretzka (Aug 10, 2001). "He Had More Than the Germ of a Good Idea; Movies * "Osmosis Jones" writer Marc Hyman enjoys a rare distinction today: getting sole credit for a feature". Los Angeles Times. p. F.14. 
  3. ^ Brian Lowry (Jan 30, 2004). "The Perfect Score". Variety. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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