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Michael H Weber

writer (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, The Masterpiece, Our Souls At Night
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are screenwriters and producers of various studio and independent films.  Their 2014 adaptation of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross over $300 million dollars worldwide. 
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 Award 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 also wrote and executive produced the critically acclaimed independent film, THE SPECTACULAR NOW, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  The film was nominated for two Indie Spirit Awards including "Best Screenplay" and the National Board of Review named it a Top Ten Independent Film of 2013.

Their adaptation of Tom Bissell's nonfiction work The Disaster Artist - titled THE MASTERPIECE - wrapped production in February.   Starring and directed by James Franco, the cast also includes Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone and Bryan Cranston.  

Currently they are in production with Netflix on an adaptation of OUR SOULS AT NIGHT, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Their other projects include adaptations of WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE for Annapurna, LOOKING FOR ALASKA for Paramount and THE ROSIE PROJECT for Sony. 

Neustadter hails from Margate, NJ and lives with his wife and child in Los Angeles.  He loves sad British pop music and the movie THE GRADUATE.  Weber was born in New York City and is a graduate of The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He currently lives in Manhattan.