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Daniel Pyne

John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights was filmmaker Daniel Pyne's first produced screenplay, and engendered a series of successful film scripts including Doc Hollywood, Any Given Sunday and The Sum of All Fears. His feature directorial debut, Where's Marlowe? was distributed by Paramount Classics in 1999, and was awarded Best Comedy at the Santa Monica Film Festival. His re-telling of Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate directed by Jonathan Demme, was released in July of 2004, garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Meryl Streep, and made several critics top ten lists.

One of the original writers of the seminal American television series Miami Vice, Pyne also co-created the critically-acclaimed, indie-cult, mock-reality cop show, The Street. He is currently adapting Alfred Bester's seminal sci-fi classic The Stars My Destination for Universal Studios and producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura, and preparing to direct his next film, a project with Philip Seymour Hoffman, from an original screenplay, Fifty Mice.

Daniel Pyne graduated from Stanford University, where he studied economics, and later received an MFA from UCLA's Graduate School of Film, where he held the 2003-2004 Hunter-Zakin chair in screenwriting. He is also on the faculty of advisers for the Sundance Institute screenwriting labs.

Pyne splits time between Los Angeles and New Mexico with his wife, children, calico cats, a pair of bearded lizards, and a box turtle.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

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