Meg LeFauve

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Meg LeFauve
Born (1969-10-19) October 19, 1969 (age 51)
OccupationScreenwriter, Producer

Meg LeFauve is an American screenwriter, and film producer.

Early life[edit]

LeFauve was raised in Warren, Ohio, and attended Syracuse University.[1]


LeFauve began her film career as a producer and President of Egg Pictures, Jodie Foster's film company. During that time, LeFauve produced films that were nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and was awarded a Peabody for Jane Anderson's Showtime film, The Baby Dance. LeFauve produced “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” for Egg Pictures. Starring Kieran Culkin, Jodie Foster and Vincent D'Onofrio, the film opened to rave reviews and won the 2003 IFP Spirit Award for Best First Feature.[2]

LeFauve was a mentor at Meryl Streep's writer's lab, and is currently a consultant to Screen New South Wales, Screen Australia, and Film Victoria. She has mentored at the Sundance Creative Producer Lab and is a Board Member and returning participant at CineStory Script Sessions. LeFauve has taught at AFI and served as co-chair of the Graduate Producers Program at UCLA's School of Film and Television, where she taught master level story and development classes for over seven years. LeFauve also has been known to give seminars from time to time.

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for co-writing the script for Pixar's Inside Out.[3][4] She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 1999 for producing The Baby Dance.[5] She also produced the 2002 film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.[6] She also wrote the script for The Good Dinosaur which was nominated for a Golden Globe. LeFauve received a "story by" credit on the live action Captain Marvel movie.[7]


Meg LeFauve co-hosts a Podcast, The Screenwriting Life w/ Meg LeFauve and Lorien McKenna.[8]. The show, co-hosted by writer Lorien McKenna and producer Jeffrey Crane Graham, is dedicated to unpacking both the craft and artistic journey of pursuing a career in screenwriting. Featured guests include Ed Solomon, Anne Lamott, Mike Jones, and Bonnie Curtis, among others.

The show was cited as one of Feedspot's Top 25 Screenwriting Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021[9], and FilmCon's Top 10 Recommended Filmmaking Podcasts.[10]

Personal life[edit]

LeFauve is married to filmmaker Joe Forte. [11]


Year Film Credited as
Writer Producer Other Notes
1998 The Baby Dance No Yes No
2000 Waking the Dead No No Yes Special thanks
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys No Yes No
2010-2011 Gigantic Yes No No 3 episodes: "Perfect Complications"
"Carpe Diem"
"Back to Normal"
2015 Inside Out Yes No No Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Oddball Yes No No Script editor
The Good Dinosaur Yes No No Nominated - Golden Globe
2016 Finding Dory No No Yes Special thanks
The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur No No Yes Special thanks
2018 Incredibles 2 No No Yes Special thanks
2019 Captain Marvel Story No No
2020 Onward Story No No Additional story material
2021 My Father's Dragon Yes Yes No


  1. ^ "Meg LeFauve".
  2. ^ "NPR "This Oscar Nominee Could've Been An Executive. Instead, She's A Screenwriter"". Cultural Weekly. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
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  4. ^ "Pixar's 'Inside Out' Updated Synopsis, Writing Credits". Stitch Kingdom. March 27, 2015. Archived from the original on March 29, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "51st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees/Winners 1999". Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  6. ^ HOLDEN, STEPHEN (June 14, 2002). "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)". Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (April 13, 2015). "'Captain Marvel' Movie Targets 'Inside Out' and 'Guardians' Writers". Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Galloway, Stephen; Belloni, Matthew (17 December 2015). "Amy Schumer, Aaron Sorkin and Four More Top Scribes on Sexism and How to Deal With Steve Jobs' Widow". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2016.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Top 25 Screenwriting Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021". Feedspot.
  10. ^ "10 Recommended Filmmaking Podcasts". Filmmaker's Connect.
  11. ^ "Joe Forte and Meg LeFauve".

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