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.
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