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Craig Mazin

co-host Scriptnotes; writer Identity Thief, The Hangover Parts II & III, Scary Movie 3 & 4, RocketMan
Writer and producer Craig Mazin has made a name for himself as a screenwriter with a knack for appealing to broad audiences over the course of his twenty-year career. His hit films include The Hangover Part II and Part III and Identity Thief.

Currently, Mazin is writing a whodunit-with-a-twist for Oscar-nominated producer Lindsay Doran and acclaimed director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), a musical film adaptation of the latest Gregory Maguire novel for Wicked producer Marc Platt, an HBO miniseries dramatizing the events surrounding the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, and a reimagining of a family classic at Walt Disney Pictures.

Previously, Mazin co-wrote the hit comedies Scary Movie 3 and 4. He also co-wrote Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War and the live action Disney film Rocketman. Together, his films have grossed over one billion dollars in theaters worldwide.

Craig can be heard each week on the popular screenwriting podcast Scriptnotes, which he co-hosts with fellow screenwriter John August.

Craig served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America West from 2004 to 2006 and remains active in guild service. He lives with his wife Melissa and their two children in a small town near Los Angeles.