Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Writers, The Spectacular Now
Nominated for: Best Screenplay

Screenwriting team SCOTT NEUSTADTER & MICHAEL H. WEBER have proven themselves as Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after writers with their witty, fresh and intelligent storytelling.

The pair wrote the hit Fox Searchlight comedy/romance, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The film was nominated for “Best Feature – Comedy” at the Golden Globe Awards and earned them an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay of the Year. They were also nominated for a Writers Guild Award and won the Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award in 2009.

They are currently working on several high profile film projects including an adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, the bestselling novel by John Green and Time Magazine’s #1 fiction book of 2012. Among their other projects are Rules of Civility, an adaptation of Amor Towles’ critically acclaimed novel for Lionsgate; Underage, about a womanizer who goes home with the wrong girl, through Montecito Pictures; and Rosaline, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as told through the perspective of Romeo’s ex, which 21 Laps is also producing.

The pair have collaborated since 1999 when Scott hired Michael for an internship at New York’s Tribeca Productions. Their first script sold to 20th Century Fox in 2005. Since then, they have written for Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox and Disney.