Screenwriters (W)

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1. Gillian Flynn

Writer | Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Gillian Schieber Flynn. She is a writer and producer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Widows (2018) and Sharp Objects (2018). She has been married to Brett Nolan since 2007. They have two children.

2. Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Actress | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller ...

3. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

4. Sarah Polley

Actress | Dawn of the Dead

Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...

5. Anjali Menon

Writer | Bangalore Days

Anjali Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter. Born in Calicut, Kerala, Anjali grew up in Dubai. She did her high school education in Calicut and graduated with a degree in commerce from Providence Women's College, Calicut. She did post-graduation work in communication studies, ...

6. Zoya Akhtar

Writer | Zindagi na milegi dobara

Zoya Akhtar hails from one of the most talented film families in the country. After completing a diploma in filmmaking from NYU, she assisted directors like Mira Nair, Tony Gerber, and Dev Benegal, before turning Writer-Director in her own right.

She has directed movies like the critically acclaimed ...

7. Reema Kagti

Writer | Talaash

Reema Kagti is a writer and producer, known for Talaash (2012), Zindagi na milegi dobara (2011) and GOLD (2018).

8. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Bawandar (2000) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

12. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Capharnaüm

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and writer, known for Capernaum (2018), Where Do We Go Now? (2011) and Caramel (2007). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

13. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

14. Meghna Gulzar

Director | Talvar

Meghna Gulzar is a writer and director, known for Talvar (2015), Raazi (2018) and Drishyam (2015).

15. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

16. Kanika Dhillon

Actress | Om Shanti Om

Kanika Dhillon was born in Amritsar, and studied at St Stephen College, Delhi, St Xavier's College, Mumbai and the London School of Economics. She's a screenwriter by profession and is co- writing Ra.One, one of Bollywood's most lavish and futuristic projects, which is being produced and stars the ...

17. Brit Marling

Actress | Another Earth

Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.

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18. Jane Goldman

Producer | Kick-Ass

Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Stardust (2007). She has been married to Jonathan Ross since August 1988. They have three children.

19. Shonali Bose

Writer | Margarita with a Straw

Shonali Bose is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker who grew up in Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi and has spent her adult life in the US. Both her feature narrative films - Amu and Margarita, With a Straw played in over 150 film festivals including TIFF and Berlin and won numerous prestigious ...

20. Geethu Mohandas

Writer | Liar's Dice

Geetu Mohandas formed her film production house- Unplugged in 2009 which produced her directorial debut short fiction film titled "Are You Listening?" The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and subsequently won 3 International awards as well as the National Film Award in ...

23. Sabrina Dhawan

Writer | Saanjh

Sabrina Dhawan is a writer and producer, known for As Night Falls (2000), Ishqiya (2010) and Monsoon Wedding (2001). She has been married to Steve Cohen since January 2, 2006.

24. Urmi Juvekar

Writer | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Urmi Juvekar is one of the most coveted and contemporary writers of India. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a documentary film writer and director. She made her screenwriting debut with the feature film Darmiyaan: In Between (1997), directed by Kalpana Lajmi. She also made a ...

25. Gauri Shinde

Director | English Vinglish

Gauri Shinde is a director and writer, known for English Vinglish (2012), Dear Zindagi (2016) and Oh Man! (2001).

27. Chaitally Parmar

Writer | Queen

Chaitally Parmar is a producer and writer, known for Queen (2013), Lootera (2013) and Super 30 (2019).

28. Zoe Kazan

Actress | Ruby Sparks

Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent.

Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall ...

29. Atika Chohan

Writer | Chhapaak

Atika Chohan is a writer and actress, known for Chhapaak (2020), Guilty (2020) and Margarita with a Straw (2014).

30. Liz Hannah

Producer | The Post

Liz Hannah was born on December 14, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for The Post (2017), Long Shot (2019) and Mindhunter (2017).

31. Diablo Cody

Writer | Juno

Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.

She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...

32. Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Writer | 1917

Krysty Wilson-Cairns trained at the National Film and Television School, London. She loves screenwriting, storytelling and writing about herself in the third person.

Born and raised in Glasgow, Krysty has told stories for many years, but they were often to do with what happened to her Mother's gin ...



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