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David Berenbaum

David Berenbaum

David Berenbaum is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

In 2000, Berenbaum wrote and directed, Shalom, a one-minute short homage to the Whassup ads that caused an international sensation amongst rabbis the world over.

In 2001, Berenbaum was asked to join the Disney Writers in Residence Program. During his tenure there, he wrote The Haunted Mansion, a screenplay based upon the popular Disney Theme Park ride. The movie stars Eddie Murphy, is directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) and produced by Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) and Andrew Gunn (Country Bears, Freaky Friday). The film will be released through Walt Disney Pictures on November 26th, 2003.

Berenbaum is currently writing The Spiderwick Cronicles for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon films. The screenplay is an adaptation of the Simon & Schuster, New York Times best-selling children series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

Berenbaum is represented by the William Morris Agency, attorney Eric Feig and Bar Management (the management division of Guy Walks into a Bar).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

David Berenbaum Facts

OccupationScreenwriter, Director
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Strange Magic
The Haunted Mansion
The Spiderwick Chronicles
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