Susannah Grant (born January 4, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director.
Life and career
Grant was born in New York City. She studied at Amherst College and has been admitted to the AFI Conservatory. From 1994 to 1997 she worked on television as the producer and major writer of the 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.
After her Academy Award nomination, Grant adapted In Her Shoes and Charlotte's Web for the screen and 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. Grant was featured in The Dialogue.
Grant created and produced the CBS series A Gifted Man in 2011. She received the Valentine Davies Award in 2011. In September 2013, Grant delivered a screenwriting lecture as part of the BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters' Lecture Series. In 2014, Grant created the ABC drama series Members Only for the 2014–15 American television season.
|1994-1997||Party of Five||Yes||Yes||Yes||55 episodes|
|Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World||No||Yes||No||Original characters|
|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|
|2011-2012||A Gifted Man||No||Yes||Yes||16 episodes|
|2016||The 5th Wave||No||Yes||No|
- "Susannah Grant - Biography - Movies & TV". NYTimes.com. 1963-01-04. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- "Susannah Grant". The New York Times. February 7, 2005. Retrieved November 17, 2006.
- The Dialogue: Learn from the Masters Interview
- "Seth Freeman, Susannah Grant to Receive WGA West Award". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- "Susannah Grant Delivers her BAFTA Screenwriters' Lecture". BAFTA. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "ABC to Stick with Split Seasons for Most of Its Dramas". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 22, 2014). "Soapy Drama From David O. Russell & Susannah Grant Gets ABC Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Littleton, Cynthia (January 22, 2014). "ABC Gives Series Order to Drama From David O. Russell and Susannah Grant". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2014.