Michael H. Weber to Give Screenwriters Lab Master Class

For the second year, a key component of our annual Screenwriters Lab is the Master Class with an award-winning screenwriter. This year, HIFF is pleased to welcome back Michael H. Weber, co-screenwriter of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and (500) DAYS OF SUMMER. Join us Saturday, April 8, at 6:00pm at the Ross School in East Hampton. Tickets are on sale now!

Michael-Weber-headshotMichael H. Weber is an award-winning screenwriter and independent film producer who served as a mentor at the Lab in 2016, and on the festival jury in 2015. (See full bio below.) In the class, he will take participants through the entire process of scriptwriting, from building a script in the original writing phase to the ways a script changes and morphs through to the final edited picture. Using clips and personal experience to help detail all that goes into writing a script for every type of audience, he will specifically focus on taking a script from book to screen.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from one of the most talented writers working in film today! The Master Class will take place at 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, at the Ross School in East Hampton.

Seats are limited, and tickets are on sale now.

If you are a current HIFF Member, please email membership to reserve your complimentary seat. (If you’re not a member, why not join today?)

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Michael H. Weber is an award-winning screenwriter and independent film producer. With Scott Neustadter, he adapted THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based on the bestselling novel by John Green. In June 2014 it opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross more than $300 million worldwide.

The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort

Weber co-wrote (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, which was nominated for Best Feature–Comedy at the Golden Globe® Awards and earned him an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay of the Year.

He also co-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.

Weber and Neustadter’s adaptation of Tom Bissell‘s nonfiction work THE DISASTER ARTIST premiered this month at SXSW 2017. Starring and directed by James Franco, the cast also includes Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone and Bryan Cranston.

(500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

(500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

The pair recently finished production on an adaptation of Kent Haruf‘s OUR SOULS AT NIGHT, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Directed by Ritesh Batra, Netflix plans to release it in Fall 2017.

Weber and Neustadter’s other projects include adaptations of WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE for Annapurna, LOOKING FOR ALASKA for Paramount, and THE ROSIE PROJECT for Sony.

Weber graduated the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2000. Born in New York City, he currently lives in Manhattan.