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Paul Guay

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Credentials

Paul Guay’s movies have grossed over half a billion dollars.

He conceived and co-wrote Liar, Liar, at the time of its release the sixth-highest-grossing comedy in history, the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year, the second-highest-grossing film of Jim Carrey's career, and Imagine's highest-grossing film ever.

The screenplay received an Honorable Mention (along with Fargo, Million Dollar Baby, The Full Monty and Catch Me If You Can) in Scr(i)pt magazine’s list of the Best Scripts of the Past 10 Years.

William C. Martell published Secrets of Story:  Liar, Liar, a step-by-step guide to solving screenwriting problems using Liar, Liar as a model.

Paul co-wrote The Little Rascals, Universal's second-highest-grossing film of its year;

Co-wrote Heartbreakers, starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, and Jason Lee, which opened #1 at the box office, and the rights to which he co-licensed to MGM for production as a stage musical;

Wrote On a Pale Horse for Disney and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, based on Book One of the eight-volume Incarnations of Immortality series by New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony;

Co-wrote Elementary, My Dear Scrooge, a comedy adventure for producer Dean Devlin and director Rob Minkoff; and

Co-wrote and will executive produce Bruno Sammartino:  The Living Legend, a biopic of the extraordinary athlete who survived starvation, rheumatic fever, and the Nazi SS to dominate professional wrestling for two decades, which Scott Rosenfelt will produce and direct.

Paul polished The NeverEnding Story, the beloved children’s fantasy directed by Wolfgang Petersen, which spawned two sequels, two TV series, three computer games, a stage play, a ballet, and an opera; and

Co-polished Mouse Hunt, starring Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, and Christopher Walken; directed by Gore Verbinski, the comedy was the highest-grossing of DreamWorks’ first five films and was nominated for a Saturn Award.

He is, of course, a former consultant to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Paul has taught writing at, mentored writers at, spoken on writing at, judged competitions for, or been interviewed by:

Absolute Write Newsletter
AFI
AMC’s Story Notes
The American Film Renaissance Institute
The Apollo Workshop
APS Entertainment & Hollywood Success
Art Center College of Design (current faculty member)
Backstage West
BBC 6
CineVegas
Columbia College Semester in L.A.
Cybercity Radio
DIFF LA
Double X
Doug Eboch on Screenwriting Blog
Figure Four Radio
Film Connection aka Recording, Radio and Film Connection (current mentor)
Film Writers Guide
FUSION Film & Theatre Arts
The Great American PitchFest
IBM @ USC:  Imagine the World in 2050
The Institute for Humane Studies’ Cinematic and Literary
  Traditions of Liberty:  A Workshop
The Institute for Humane Studies’ MFA Scholarship Review
  Committee, Film and Fiction Scholarship Program (judge)
K-EARTH 101
Liberty Film Festival
Liberty Lab for Film
Lights Camera Liberty! Storytelling Workshop
Los Angeles Academy Middle School
Menlo School
Moncrieff on News Talk (Ireland)
Morning Mix (Ireland)
Nerdgasm
NOW WRITE! Screenwriting:  Exercises by Today’s Best
  Screenwriters, Teachers and Consultants (wrote a chapter
  for the book)
Pomona College Magazine
Reason Goes Hollywood
Reason TV
Ross Reports
The Paul Ryan Show
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula
  Awards (panelist and keynote speaker)
ScreenplayLab
Screenwriters Online
The Screenwriting Expo
Scr(i)pt
Scriptwriters Network
Sherwood Oaks College
The Singapore Media Academy
SLAM! Sports -- Wrestling
The Taliesin Nexus
Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards (mentor)
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program
USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program
Wexford Literary Festival (Ireland)
WGA Craft Conference
Writers Digest
Writer’s Guide to 2013

Paul is interviewed in Dreams on Spec, the documentary about screenwriters which also features Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, James L. Brooks, Steven E. de Souza, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross and Ed Solomon.