(Playwright) Douglas McGrath is the coauthor, with Woody Allen, of the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway for which they received an Academy Award nomination. His first film as writer/ director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. His other films include his adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby, which won the Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review, Infamous, and the HBO documentary, His Way. He began his career as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and has written numerous essays on the arts and politics for the New Republic, the New Yorker, the Nation, the New York Times and Vanity Fair.

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