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Dan Sterling is an American screenwriter and television producer who has worked on many successful television shows, including King of the Hill, Kitchen Confidential, The Daily Show, South Park, The Sarah Silverman Program and The Office.[1]

Sterling's script The Interview became famous after it was seen as an act of war by the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un.[2] The Guardians of the Peace made terrorist threats of "a 9/11 style attack" against cinemas who planned to screen the film, and also threatened the safety of Sony Pictures employees and their families.[3] As a result of these threats, Sony Pictures initially cancelled the release of The Interview, though it was later given a limited theatrical release, with broad digital release online through a Sony website, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Video, and YouTube Movies.[4]




Year Title Credit
2014 The Interview Writer
2019 Long Shot[5]


Year Title Credit Notes
2012–2013 The Office Writer and executive producer 16 episodes
2012 Girls Writer and consulting producer 9 episodes
Susan 313 Writer and executive producer TV Movie
2007–2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Director, writer and executive producer 22 episodes
2006 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Co-executive producer 78 episodes
2005–2006 Kitchen Confidential Writer and co-executive producer 12 episodes
2002–2006 King of the Hill Writer 7 episodes
1998–2000 Jesse Writer and executive story editor 28 episodes
1997–1998 South Park Staff writer 10 episodes


  1. ^ "'The Office' Newly Named Executive Producers -- Dan Sterling & Brent Forrester". Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Director: the Interview is a Case of Actual Irony". NPR. National Public Radio. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (16 December 2014). "Sony Hack: New Leaked Docs Reveal Michael Lynton's Email Inbox". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Sony Broadly Releases 'The Interview' in Reversal of Plans". New York Times. 27 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ McClintock, Pamela (3 October 2017). "Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron Comedy 'Flarsky' Gets Winter 2019 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

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