Vanessa Taylor is an American screenwriter and television producer. She is known for writing Hope Springs, Divergent, and The Shape of Water, as well as for her work as a writer and co-executive producer on seasons two and three of Game of Thrones. Taylor also acted as a script doctor on Disney's 2019 live action remake of Aladdin. For The Shape of Water, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
|Occupation||Screenwriter and producer|
As a child, Taylor wrote fairy tales. From age twelve, Taylor pursued acting and singing. She attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan,:84 and later joined The Groundlings for two years.:57
Her television credits include Game of Thrones, Gideon's Crossing, Alias (hired by J. J. Abrams), Everwood (hired by Greg Berlanti), Tell Me You Love Me, and Cupid. She also co-created Jack & Bobby.
Taylor wrote Hope Springs, a 2012 film directed by David Frankel, with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. Carell played Dr. Feld, “a marriage therapist who tries to help a couple rekindle their loveless relationship after 31 years of marriage.”
|2009||The Amazing Mrs. Novak||Written by||TV film|
|2012||Hope Springs||Written by|
|2014||Divergent||Screenplay||With Evan Daugherty, based on the novel by Veronica Roth|
|2017||The Shape of Water||Screenplay||With Guillermo del Toro|
|2019||Aladdin||Screenplay||Uncredited; with John August and Guy Ritchie|
|2013||Game of Thrones||Co-executive producer||Season 3|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Consulting producer||Season 1|
|2005||Jack & Bobby||Co-creator, co-executive producer||Season 1|
|2004||Everwood||Supervising producer||Season 2|
|2013||Game of Thrones||3||"Dark Wings, Dark Words"||2|
|2012||2||"The Old Gods and the New"||6|
|"Garden of Bones"||4|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||1||"Episode #1.9"||9|
|2005||Jack & Bobby||1||"Pilot"||1||Co-creator|
|2004||Everwood||2||"Do or Die"||20|
|2003||2||"Burden of Truth"||8|
|"My Brother's Keeper"||3|
|"My Funny Valentine"||16|
|2002||"A Thanksgiving Tale"||11|
|"The Doctor Is In"||6|
|"A Broken Heart"||4|
Awards and nominationsEdit
Alongside her The Shape of Water co-writer and director Guillermo del Toro, Taylor was honoured with the 2017 PEN Center USA Screenplay Award at the 27th Annual Literary Awards Festival.
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- Vanessa Taylor. IMDb
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (March 16, 2011) Tommy Lee Jones For 'Great Hope Springs'?. deadline.com
- Dockterman, Eliana. "A Look Ahead: Women Behind the Camera in 2014". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- Lodge, Guy (2017-08-31). "Film Review: 'The Shape of Water'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- "Vanessa Taylor | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- "Previous Nominees & Winners". awards.wga.org. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
- "'Shape of Water,' 'Better Call Saul' Scribes to Be Honored With PEN Center USA Writing Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
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