Allan Heinberg (born June 29, 1967) is an American film screenwriter, television writer and producer and comic book writer.
|Born||June 29, 1967|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Heinberg is the screenwriter of the 2017 film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins. His television writing and producing credits include The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, and Scandal . Most recently, Heinberg developed, wrote, and ran ABC's The Catch, starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause and is also developing a series on The Sandman. For Marvel Comics, Heinberg created and wrote Young Avengers and its sequel, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade with co-creator/artist Jim Cheung. For DC Comics, Heinberg co-wrote JLA: Crisis of Conscience with Geoff Johns (art by Chris Batista), and re-launched Wonder Woman with artists Terry and Rachel Dodson.
Heinberg was born to a Jewish family and is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Yale University class of 1989. He was in Morse College. Heinberg acted in the Broadway cast of Laughter on the 23rd Floor and appeared off-Broadway in Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh and the Vineyard Theatre's production of Bob Merrill's Hannah...1939 starring Julie Wilson.
A stageplay called The Amazon's Voice helped launch Heinberg's screenwriting career in 1994. The play was produced off-Broadway by the Manhattan Class Company and featured Tim Blake Nelson and Ellen Parker in lead roles.
Heinberg's Young Avengers was a sales success and fan favorite for Marvel Comics. The series also gained favorable press for its inclusions of two gay characters, Wiccan and the alien Hulkling. Heinberg himself is openly gay. He returned to write for the Young Avengers during the Children's Crusade storyline.
On television, Heinberg worked on The Naked Truth, Party of Five, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, Looking, Scandal and The Catch, and served as Executive Producer of The CW's pilot for their Wonder Woman origin series Amazon in 2012, but the pilot was not picked up to series. In 2019, it was announced that Heinberg would develop a television adaptation of The Sandman for Netflix. He also executive produces the show with Neil Gaiman and David S. Goyer.
|2012||Blue Like Jazz||Special thanks|
|2017||Playing It Straight||Very special thanks||Short film|
|Wonder Woman||Screenplay by
|Co-wrote story with Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs|
|1997–1998||The Naked Truth||Written by|
|1998–2000||Party of Five||Story editor, written by, story by, co-producer, producer|
|2000–2002||Sex and the City||Creative consultant, written by, supervising producer|
|2000||Grosse Pointe||Creative consultant|
|2002||Gilmore Girls||Written by|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart||Consulting producer||TV movie|
|Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure|
|Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts||Co-executive producer|
|Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine|
|2016–2017||The Catch||Developed by, executive producer, written by|
|TBA||The Sandman||Developed by, executive producer, written by|
|2013||Marvel Heroes||Characters created by, uncredited||Characters: Katherine "Kate" Bishop/Hawkeye and William "Billy" Kaplan/Wiccan|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers||Characters: Katherine "Kate" Bishop/Hawkeye, William "Billy" Kaplan/Wiccan, Dorrek VIII/Theodore "Teddy" Altman/Hulkling and Thomas "Tommy" Shepherd/Speed|
|2016||Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2||Characters: Katherine "Kate" Bishop/Hawkeye, William "Billy" Kaplan/Wiccan and Dorrek VIII/Theodore "Teddy" Altman/Hulkling|
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- New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series video at 2:26 Oct 10, 2018
- newspapers.com February 25, 1994
- nytimes.com February 23, 1994
- "Young love?". The Advocate. May 24, 2005. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
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- MacKenzie, Carina Adly (November 29, 2012). "The CW's 'Wonder Woman' pilot gets a twist: No more Diana Prince?". Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 1, 2019). "Netflix Orders 'The Sandman' Series Based On Neil Gaiman's DC Comic – Update". Deadline. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
- "Warner Bros. Pictures brings Hero's and Magic".
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