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Sacha Gervasi

Sacha Gervasi

Sacha Gervasi began his career as a journalist before segueing into screenwriting with The Big Tease, a 1999 comedy he co-wrote with Craig Ferguson. Gervasi also served as an executive producer on the film. Currently, he is adapting the book Comrade Rockstar for DreamWorks and Playtone, and is also working on the screenplay The Hypnotist, to star Jim Carrey.

Born in London to American parents, Gervasi earned his degree in modern history at Kings College. His interest in music led him to turn down a Harvard fellowship in favor of co-founding the alternative rock group Bush, which would later sell 10 million records in America. Gervasi left the group to work for British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. He subsequently supported himself as a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as Punch, The Observer, and the London Sunday Times.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1995, Sacha attended the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA Film School, where he twice won the BAFTA/LA scholarship. While in school, he continued to write for British publications to help fund his education. His final interview was with a then little known Welsh actress named Catherine Zeta-Jones.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Sacha Gervasi Facts

OccupationScreenwriter

Selected Filmography

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