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Courtesy of James Vanderbilt

James Vanderbilt has been pushing words around a page professionally ever since he graduated from the University of Southern California’s Filmic Writing Program. A talented writer, director, and producer whose diverse catalogue of films range from heavy-hitting blockbusters to edge of your seat thrillers, Vanderbilt sold his first screenplay 48 hours before graduating. It was promptly not made.

His directorial debut, Truth, which starred Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, was the Opening Night Film at the Rome Film Festival and was named one the Top 10 Films of 2015 by The New York Times. In addition, Vanderbilt has written and produced numerous films, including David Fincher's Zodiac, for which he was nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a USC Scripter Award, and Roland Emmerich's White House Down, for which he was not.

His writing credits also include The Amazing Spider-Man films, Basic, The Rundown, The Losers, and the upcoming Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, which he also produced. He is also a producer on the upcoming films Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, The House With a Clock In Its Walls, directed by Eli Roth, and Slender Man, as well as the hit Netflix series Altered Carbon.

He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, children, and dogs.

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