Michael Alan Lerner
|Born||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director, journalist|
Michael Alan Lerner is a French-American screenwriter, director, and journalist.
Early life and education
Upon graduating, Lerner was hired by The New Republic magazine as a staff writer. He later joined Newsweek magazine. Lerner covered a variety of conflicts around the globe, including the war in Lebanon and the fall of apartheid in South Africa. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times magazine, The New York Observer and GOOD Magazine.
Lerner wrote and co-directed (with Ludi Boeken) the 2005 war thriller Deadlines, starring Anne Parillaud and Stephen Moyer, which fictionalized his experiences as a war correspondent in Beirut. The film won numerous festival awards, including Best International Film at the 2005 Santa Barbara Film Festival, Prix Tournage at the 2004 Avignon Film Festival and Best Film at the 2004 Geneva Film Festival.
Lerner’s next film, co-written with Oren Moverman, was the 2014 drama Love & Mercy, a biopic about the life and times of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. The film stars Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. The film was produced by River Road Entertainment.
|1995||French Exit||Co-written with Daphna Kastner|
|2005||Deadlines||Screenwriter, co-director with Ludi Boeken|
|2015||Love & Mercy||Co-written with Oren Moverman|
- NEW YORK TIMES Film: Hostage taking, war and media control
- Dave McNary. "'Game' on for Summit". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Lisa Nesselson. "French Exit". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- NEW YORK TIMES: Movies: August Eighth
- Andrew Barker. "'Love & Mercy' Review: Paul Dano, John Cusack Play Brian Wilson - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Dave McNary. "Graham Rogers, Brett Davern Join Brian Wilson Movie (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 May 2015.