Neil Landau

Neil Landau

Neil Landau is the author of 101 Things I Learned in Film School (Grand Central Publishing, 2010). Neil’s numerous TV and movie screenwriting credits include the cult hit "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead” (1991, and slated for remake by the Mark Gordon Company); the forthcoming 3D animated feature” “Tad Jones” (from El Toro Pictures/Warner Bros., 2012). His new screenplay is being developed for Goldmann Pictures (“300”). Landau is also Executive Producing “The Last Days of Superman” (NOT a superhero movie) for Menshikov Films (2011). His TV credits include the original "Melrose Place" (1997), "The Magnificent Seven" (1998), "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1990), "The Secret World of Alex Mack" (1994), “Twice in a Lifetime” (2001), and MTV's "Undressed” (1999), plus TV pilots for CBS, ABC, Lifetime, and Freemantle. As a Script Consultant, Neil worked for Sony Pictures (2005-2008), and most recently for El Toro Pictures on “Lope” (Warner Bros., 2010) and “Bruc” (Universal, 2010). He served as Vice-President of Scripted Development for Amedia Film Group in Moscow, Russia (2007-08). He currently teaches in the MFA in Screenwriting and Producing Programs at both UCLA School of Film & Television and USC School of Cinematic Arts, and is a faculty advisor in the MFA in Writing Program at Goddard College. Neil graduated from UCLA’s School of Film & Television, B.A., 1985.

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Neil is a professor in the MFA in Screenwriting Programs at both UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media, and USC School of Cinematic Arts. Neil is the author of 101 Things I Learned in Film School (Grand Central Publishing, 2010). His numerous film and television credits include the cult teen comedy "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,” "Melrose Place," "The Magnificent Seven," "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "The Secret World of Alex Mack," “Twice in a Lifetime,” MTV's "Undressed,” plus one-hour drama TV pilots for CBS, ABC, Warner Bros., Disney, Lifetime, and Freemantle. As a screenwriter, his forthcoming movie projects include the 3D animated feature “Tad: The Lost Explorer” (StudioCanal/Paramount, 2012). His latest screenplay, “Flinch,” is set up at Avenue Pictures (“The Player,” “Angels in America,” “Closer,” “Drugstore Cowboy”). Neil is currently working on a new 3D animated feature, “Capture the Flag” (El Toro/Icura/StudioCanal), and the live-action thriller “The 7th Floor” (El Toro Pictures). Neil is also developing an original historical miniseries for HBO Europe.

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