Marc Preston Webb
August 31, 1974
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Music video director, filmmaker|
Marc Preston Webb (born August 31, 1974) is an American music video director and filmmaker. He made his feature film directorial debut with the romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer (2009), and went on to direct the 2012 Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, and its 2014 sequel. He has also directed the drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York (both 2017).
Life and career
Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker) and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin. When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised. He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.
His feature-length debut, 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, was released in July 2009 to a positive critical reception. In January 2010, Columbia Pictures hired Webb to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, released in July 2012 and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. He returned to direct the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on May 2, 2014.
In 2013, Christopher Keyser and Webb pitched the mystery drama The Society to Showtime, but the network later decided to pass on the series. On July 24, 2018, Netflix announced that they had given the production a series order for a first season. The series created by Keyser and executive produced by both, Keyser and Webb, premiered on May 10, 2019. In September 2019, it was announced that Webb will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In July 2019, it was announced that Webb and his Black Lamb production company signed a deal with ABC Studios.
Webb's signature is a white lamb, which has appeared in a few of his videos. In Brand New's "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" video, the lamb appears on the door before Jesse Lacey enters the bar. It also appears on the shirt of a girl in the bar. In Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" and "Rough Landing, Holly" videos, the lamb appears on the briefcase Ryan Key carries around.
- 500 Days of Summer (2009)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Gifted (2017)
- The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2022)
|2010||The Office||Yes||No||No||Episode "The Manager and the Salesman"|
|Lone Star||Yes||No||No||Episode "Pilot"|
Co-wrote and directed "Badge! Gun!"
|2015–2019||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Yes||Yes||Yes||Directed "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!";|
Co-wrote and directed "Where Is Josh's Friend?"
|2019||The Code||Yes||Yes||No||Episode: “Blowed Up”|
|The Society||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: "What Happened", "Our Town" and "How it Happens"|
|Blood & Treasure||No||Yes||No|
|Why Women Kill||Yes||Yes||No||Episodes: “Murder Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry“ and|
”I’d Liked To Kill Ya But I Just Washed My Hair”
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- MxPx – "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" (November 2003)
- Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)
- Lott Clark, Susan (1993). Southern letters and life in the mid 1800s. Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
- Webb, Marc (2009-06-24). "Marc Webb's 500 Days of Blogging #1 - Dudes in Love". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Thomas, Rob (2009-08-09). "Summer in the Spotlight". The Capital Times. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Dudek, Duane (2009-04-01). "Director returning for Madison film debut". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- Osterndorf, Chris (2009-10-26). "Director Marc Webb moves on from "(500) Days of Summer" and visits DePaul". The Depaulia. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
- "500 Days of Summer (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- Fleming, Mike (January 13, 2010). "Will Sony Spin Spidey Reboot With Webb?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
- White, James (2019-02-17). "Marc Webb directing 'Your Name' remake". Empire. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
- Kroll, Justin (September 18, 2020). "Lee Isaac Chung To Direct 'Your Name' Live-Action Reimagining From Toho, Paramount And Bad Robot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
- Yeates, Cydney (May 12, 2019). "The Society was originally axed by Showtime: Inside the history of Netflix's latest mystery series". Metro. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
- "Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb". Deadline Hollywood. July 24, 2018.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Disney's Live-Action 'Snow White' Remake To Begin Production Next Spring". The DisInsider. September 29, 2019.
- Thorne, Will (2019-07-24). "Marc Webb Sets Overall Deal With ABC Studios". Variety. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
- BackTracking: Acceptance tell the story behind “Different”