Scott Neustadter

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Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter at Kelly Writers House.jpg
Neustadter at the Kelly Writers House in 2016
Born1977 (age 43–44)
EducationAtlantic City High School
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
London School of Economics
OccupationScreenwriter and producer
Notable work
(500) Days of Summer
The Fault in Our Stars
Paper Towns
Lauren Rachelle Levy
(m. 2010)

Scott Eric Neustadter[1] (/njˈstætər/;[2] born 1977) is an American screenwriter and producer. He often works with his writing partner, Michael H. Weber. The two writers wrote the original screenplays for 500 Days of Summer and The Pink Panther 2. 500 Days of Summer is based on two real relationships Neustadter had.[3] They also wrote the screenplays for The Spectacular Now, based on the novel by Tim Tharp, The Fault in Our Stars, based on the best-selling novel by John Green, and Paper Towns, based on another novel by Green.

For writing The Disaster Artist (2017), the pair was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. They also created the television series Friends with Benefits, which lasted one season.

Life and career[edit]

Neustadter was born and raised in a Jewish family[4] in Margate City, New Jersey, the son of Anne (Goldberg) and Michael J. Neustadter.[1] He attended Atlantic City High School, University of Pennsylvania and graduate studies at The London School of Economics and The University of Southern California.[citation needed]

At age 25, Neustadter moved to study in Los Angeles, California, and shortly thereafter moved to Santa Monica, where he currently resides.[citation needed]

Neustadter and Weber wrote the script for The Disaster Artist (2017), the adaptation of the book of the same name.[5] They also wrote Our Souls at Night, an adaptation of Kent Haruf's final novel of the same name, for Netflix, with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda playing the lead roles, the first movie they have made together since 1979's The Electric Horseman.[6]

They will adapt another John Green novel, Looking for Alaska.[7] They also are adapting The Rosie Project.[8]

Neustadter has been married to Lauren Rachelle Levy since October 9, 2010.[1] The couple has one son and one daughter.





(500) Days of Summer[edit]

  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Utah Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Hollywood Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Screenwriter
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society for Best Screenplay
  • Oklahoma Film Critics Circle for Best Screenplay - Original
  • Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association for Best Original Screenplay
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay (Nominated)

The Spectacular Now[edit]

  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Indiana Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)

The Disaster Artist[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Mallozzi, Vincent M. (October 8, 2010). "Lauren Levy, Scott Neustadter". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Scott Neustadter for ERIN'S VOICE by Greg Sullivan". The Black List. December 15, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Scott Neustadter". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Jewish News of Northern California: "Summer romance takes a caustic turn for Jewish screenwriters" August 7, 2009
  5. ^ a b "Fault in Our Stars Scribes Are Disaster Artist Screenwriters -/Film". September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (September 13, 2015). "Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Teaming At Netflix On 'Our Souls At Night'". Deadline. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "'Fault in Our Stars' Writers, Producers Reuniting for Next John Green Adaptation (Exclusive)". Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  8. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (September 23, 2014). "'Rosie Project' Has Lord & Miller Circling To Helm Neustadter & Weber Script". Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Alley, Richard. "Greg Sestero, author/actor, to appear at the Mid-South Book Festival". Retrieved September 29, 2016.

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