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Marc Preston Webb[1] (born August 31, 1974) is an American music video, short film, and film director. He made his feature film directorial debut with the 2009 romantic comedy-drama 500 Days of Summer, and went on to direct the 2012 Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the 2017 drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York.

Marc Webb
Marc Webb by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born
Marc Preston Webb

(1974-08-31) August 31, 1974 (age 45)
OccupationMusic video director, film director
Years active1996–present

Life and careerEdit

Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker) and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin.[1][2] When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised.[3][4] He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College,[3] and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.[5]

His feature-length debut, 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, was released in July 2009 to a positive critical reception.[6] In January 2010, Columbia Pictures hired Webb to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, released in July 2012 and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.[7] He returned to direct the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on May 2, 2014.

In 2015, Webb directed promotional ads for a partnership between Samsung and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Webb is signed to DNA in Hollywood, California, and Academy Productions Ltd in the United Kingdom.

In February 2019, he signed on to direct the live-action reimagined version of the 2016 Japanese animated movie hit Your Name.[8]

In 2013, Christopher Keyser and Webb pitched the mystery drama The Society to Showtime, but the network later decided to pass on the series.[9] On July 24, 2018, Netflix announced that they had given the production a series order for a first season. The series created by Keyser and executive produced by both, Keyser and Webb, premiered on May 10, 2019.[10] In September 2019, it was announced that Webb will direct a live-action adaptation of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.[11]

Webb's lambEdit

Webb's signature is a white lamb, which has appeared in a few of his videos. In Brand New's "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" video, the lamb appears on the door before Jesse Lacey enters the bar. It also appears on the shirt of a girl in the bar. In Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" and "Rough Landing, Holly" videos, the lamb appears on the briefcase Ryan Key carries around.

FilmographyEdit

Films directedEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Director Executive
producer
Writer Note
2010 The Office Yes No No Episode "The Manager and the Salesman"
Lone Star Yes No No Episode "Pilot"
2012 Battleground No Yes No
2015 Limitless Yes Yes Yes Directed "Pilot";
Co-wrote and directed "Badge! Gun!"
2015–2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Yes Yes Yes Directed "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!";
Co-wrote and directed "Where Is Josh's Friend?"
2018 Instinct Yes Yes No Episode "Pilot"
2019 The Code Yes Yes No Episode: “Blowed Up”
The Society Yes Yes No Episodes: "What Happened", "Our Town" and "How it Happens"
Blood & Treasure No Yes No
Why Women Kill Yes Yes No Episodes: “Murder Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry“, ”I’d Liked To Kill Ya But I Just Washed My Hair”

Music videosEdit

1997
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2017

Editor videographyEdit

  • MxPx – "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" (November 2003)
  • Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lott Clark, Susan (1993). Southern letters and life in the mid 1800s. Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  2. ^ Webb, Marc (June 24, 2009). "Marc Webb's 500 Days of Blogging #1 - Dudes in Love". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Rob (August 9, 2009). "Summer in the Spotlight". The Capital Times. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  4. ^ Dudek, Duane (April 1, 2009). "Director returning for Madison film debut". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  5. ^ Osterndorf, Chris (October 26, 2009). "Director Marc Webb moves on from "(500) Days of Summer" and visits DePaul". The Depaulia. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  6. ^ "500 Days of Summer (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 13, 2010). "Will Sony Spin Spidey Reboot With Webb?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2010.
  8. ^ White, James (February 17, 2019). "Marc Webb directing 'Your Name' remake". Empire. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Yeates, Cydney (May 12, 2019). "The Society was originally axed by Showtime: Inside the history of Netflix's latest mystery series". Metro. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  10. ^ "Kathryn Newton To Star In Netflix Drama Series From Chris Keyser & Marc Webb". Deadline Hollywood. July 24, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "EXCLUSIVE: Disney's Live-Action 'Snow White' Remake To Begin Production Next Spring". The DisInsider. September 29, 2019.

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