Philip LaZebnik

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Philip LaZebnik
Born Philip LaZebnik
1953
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nationality American
Education Hickman High School
Harvard College
Occupation Screenwriter and Film producer
Notable work The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Pocahontas, Hindenburg, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, Wings, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Torkelsons and Almost Home

Philip LaZebnik (born in 1953 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American screenwriter and producer. LaZebnik has written screenplays for films including Pocahontas, Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar, Asterix and the Vikings, The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar II, The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar III: The Mystery of the Snake Crown, The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle, Emma and Santa Claus and Noah's Ark. He wrote the book for the musical "Fairy Tale" about Hans Christian Andersen with songs by Stephen Schwartz, book and lyrics for "Oktoberfest: the Musical" with music by Harold Faltermeyer, and is currently writing the book for DreamWorks' upcoming theatrical musical version of "Prince of Egypt" with songs by Stephen Schwartz.

LaZebnik also wrote episodes for Wings, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Torkelsons and Almost Home.

LaZebnik has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west (2001–02) and the Writers Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2001–03). The screenplay for Mulan won the 1998 Annie Award for best animation screenplay.

He grew up in Columbia, Missouri, attended Hickman High School, and graduated from Harvard College in 1976, with a B.A. in Classics.

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