Susannah Grant

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Susannah Grant
Born (1963-01-04) January 4, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York

Susannah Grant (born January 4, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director.

Life and career[edit]

Grant was born in New York City. She studied at Amherst College and admitted to the American Film Institute.[1] From 1994 to 1997 she worked on television, as producer and major writer of Fox drama series Party of Five. She wrote the screenplays for Ever After, Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 28 Days and Disney's Pocahontas. For Erin Brockovich she received an Oscar nomination in 2001.[1]

After her Academy Award nomination, Grant adapted In Her Shoes and Charlotte's Web for the screen, as well as wrote and directed Catch and Release, starring Jennifer Garner. She is also a Miss Porter's School alumna as well as an Amherst College alumna, having graduated in 1984. She later was accepted to the American Film Institute, and received the Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting.[2] Grant was featured in The Dialogue.[3]

Grant created and produced CBS series A Gifted Man in 2011. She recerved Valentine Davies Award in 2011.[4] In September 2013, Grant delivered a screenwriting lecture as part of the BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series.[5] In 2014, Grant created ABC drama series Members Only for the 2014–15 American television season.[6][7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1994-1997 Party of Five Yes Yes Yes 55 episodes
1995 Pocahontas No Yes No
1998 Ever After No Yes No
1998 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World No Yes No Original characters
2000 28 Days No Yes No
2000 Erin Brockovich No Yes No Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Screenplay
Literary Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture
2005 In Her Shoes No Yes No
2006 Catch and Release Yes Yes No
2006 Charlotte's Web No Yes No
2009 The Soloist No Yes No
2011-2012 A Gifted Man No Yes Yes 16 episodes
2014 Members Only No Yes Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Susannah Grant - Biography - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 1963-01-04. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Susannah Grant". The New York Times. February 7, 2005. Retrieved November 17, 2006. 
  3. ^ The Dialogue: Learn from the Masters Interview
  4. ^ "Seth Freeman, Susannah Grant to Receive WGA West Award". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Susannah Grant Delivers her BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture". BAFTA. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "ABC to Stick with Split Seasons for Most of Its Dramas". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 22, 2014). "Soapy Drama From David O. Russell & Susannah Grant Gets ABC Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (January 22, 2014). "ABC Gives Series Order to Drama From David O. Russell and Susannah Grant". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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