Todd W. Langen
Todd W. Langen is an American screenwriter.
He was 30 years old and working on the space shuttle for Hughes Aircraft Company when he decided that what he really wanted to do with his life was to be a screenwriter. His first sale was an episode of Pursuit of Happiness (TV series), a television comedy series that lasted less than two months.
He soon became a regular writer of episodes of The Wonder Years'.
The original treatment of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 film) was written by Bobby Herbeck; Langen was called in to do a "Page One rewrite," that is, a complete revision based on a screenplay that a studio had deemed interesting bur unworkable as submitted. Langen and Herbeck did not work together and did not meet until the film opened. He is listed first in the credits.
- Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy for an episode of The Wonder Years.
- "`Turtles' screenwriter nearly lost in space". Calgary Herald. Knight Ridder. 8 April 1990.
- Champlin, Charles (20 March 1990). "Writers Guild Awards Banquet Dishes Up Food for Thought". Los Angeles Times.