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Scott Eric Neustadter[1] (born 1977) is an American screenwriter and producer. He often works with his writing partner, Michael H. Weber. The two writers wrote the original screenplays for (500) Days of Summer and The Pink Panther 2. (500) Days of Summer is based on two real relationships Neustadter had.[2] They also wrote the screenplays for The Spectacular Now, based on the novel by Tim Tharp, The Fault in Our Stars, based on the best-selling novel by John Green, and Paper Towns, based on another novel by Green.

Scott Neustadter
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Neustadter at the Kelly Writers House in 2016
Scott Eric Neustadter

1977 (age 41–42)
ResidenceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
EducationAtlantic City High School
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
London School of Economics
OccupationScreenwriter and producer
Notable work
(500) Days of Summer
The Fault in Our Stars
Paper Towns
Lauren Rachelle Levy (m. 2010)

For writing The Disaster Artist (2017), the pair was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. They also created the television series Friends with Benefits, which lasted one season.


Life and careerEdit

Neustadter was born and raised in a Jewish family[3] in Margate City, New Jersey, the son of Anne (Goldberg) and Michael J. Neustadter.[1] He attended Atlantic City High School, University of Pennsylvania and graduate studies at The London School of Economics.[citation needed]

At age 25, Neustadter visited Los Angeles, California, and shortly thereafter moved to Santa Monica, where he currently resides.[citation needed]

Neustadter and Weber wrote the script for The Disaster Artist (2017), the adaptation of the book of the same name.[4] They also wrote Our Souls at Night, an adaptation of Kent Haruf's final novel of the same name, for Netflix, with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda playing the lead roles, the first movie they have made together since 1979's The Electric Horseman.[5]

They will adapt another John Green novel, Looking for Alaska.[6] They also are adapting The Rosie Project.[7]

Neustadter has been married to Lauren Rachelle Levy since October 9, 2010.[1] The couple has one son and one daughter.





(500) Days of SummerEdit

  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Utah Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Hollywood Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Screenwriter
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society for Best Screenplay
  • Oklahoma Film Critics Circle for Best Screenplay - Original
  • Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association for Best Original Screenplay
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay (Nominated)

The Spectacular NowEdit

  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Indiana Film Critics Association for Best Screenplay (Nominated)
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)
  • Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)

The Disaster ArtistEdit


  1. ^ a b c Mallozzi, Vincent M. (2010-10-08). "Lauren Levy, Scott Neustadter". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  2. ^ "Scott Neustadter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ Jewish News of Northern California: "Summer romance takes a caustic turn for Jewish screenwriters" August 7, 2009
  4. ^ a b "Fault in Our Stars Scribes Are Disaster Artist Screenwriters -/Film". 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  5. ^ a b Fleming, Jr., Mike (2015-09-13). "Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Teaming At Netflix On 'Our Souls At Night'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  6. ^ "'Fault in Our Stars' Writers, Producers Reuniting for Next John Green Adaptation (Exclusive)". Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (2014-09-23). "'Rosie Project' Has Lord & Miller Circling To Helm Neustadter & Weber Script". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  8. ^ Alley, Richard. "Greg Sestero, author/actor, to appear at the Mid-South Book Festival". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (2016-03-23). "John Green's 'Let It Snow' Lands Director (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  10. ^ "Hailee Steinfeld, Dave Franco and Deborah Ann Woll Wanted for ROSALINE". 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  11. ^ "Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber Plan Rules of Civility -". 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  12. ^ "'Fault in Our Stars' writers will adapt John Green's 'Looking for Alaska'". Retrieved 2016-09-29.

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