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Paul Attanasio Net Worth



Paul Albert Attanasio net worth is

$15 Million



Paul Albert Attanasio Wiki Biography

Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer, who was an executive producer on the television series House.Paul Attanasio was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Connie, a real estate broker, and Joseph Attanasio, a commercial consultant. He grew up in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, and later in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he attended public high school. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. His wife Katie Jacobs is his producing partner; they have three children, Annabelle, John, and Grace. He is the brother of Mark Attanasio, a Los Angeles investment manager who is the principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.He was a film critic for The Washington Post from 1984 to 1987. He started writing for television with the CBS sitcom Doctor Doctor and the NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street, for which he holds a ‘Created by’ credit. In 1994 he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation for the drama Quiz Show. He would later write the screenplays for the thriller Disclosure, the gangster movie Donnie Brasco, the science fiction film Sphere, and the political thriller The Sum of All Fears. In 2000 he returned to television and started executive producing, in addition to writing, the medical drama Gideon’s Crossing and the pilot for R.U.S.H. Along with David Shore, he is one of the creators of the TV series House, of which he was executive producer. In 2006 he wrote the screenplay for the dramatic film The Good German. His current projects include the upcoming Showtime series The Vatican (in partnership with Ridley Scott) and a reboot of the Scarface franchise.In his twenty-five years in Hollywood, he has been nominated for every major award in film and television, including the Academy Award, the BAFTA, the Writers Guild of America Award, the Emmy, the Peabody Award, and the Golden Globe. 

Full Name Paul Attanasio
Net Worth $15 Million
Date Of Birth November 14, 1959
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Profession Producer, Writer
Education Harvard Law School, Harvard College
Nationality American
Spouse Amanda Benefiel
Children Annabelle Attanasio, John Attanasio, Grace Attanasio
Parents Connie Attanasio, Joseph Attanasio
Siblings Mark Attanasio
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001921
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
Nominations Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award fo…
Movies The Good German, The Sum of All Fears, Sphere, Donnie Brasco, Disclosure, Quiz Show, Courtroom K
TV Shows Gideon’s Crossing, Homicide: Life on the Street, Bull
# Fact
1 In the fall of 2013, Paul Attanasio was hired to rewrite the script for Hot Wheels (2018), from a draft written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. As of 2015, the project is still in development as a potential franchise.
2 In 1987, Paul Attanasio left The Washington Post and signed with CAA. He wrote an original script that he described as being “bad”, but was good enough to open some doors. His first assignment was signing a development deal with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. That was followed by signing a similar development deal at Columbia Pictures in 1988. He is also quoted by the LA Times stating: “and I’m doing a rewrite for a major star.”, however it hasn’t been disclosed what these three projects were.
3 During the mid-90s, Attanasio was hired to write the screenplay adaptation of the Allan Folsom debut novel “The Day After Tomorrow”, but the project fell into limbo.
4 In the mid-90s, Paul Attanasio sold a pitch for an original script titled “The Great Unknown” to Paramount Pictures. Attanasio was going to produce it through his production company, Heel & Toe, with his wife and producing partner Katie Jacobs. Attanasio was also attached to make his directorial debut on the project, but after many drafts the project was shelved.
5 In 1994, Attanasio was adapting the New Yorker Magazine article by Richard Preston titled “Crisis in the Hot Zone” which was going to be produced with Ridley Scott directing and Robert Redford and Jodie Foster starring. However they were beaten by the similar project Outbreak (1995) and this project was canceled. It is uncertain if Attanasio ever completed a draft.
6 In the fall of 1998, Paul Attanasio was hired to adapt the yet-to-be-published A. Scott Berg biography “Lindbergh” for Steven Spielberg to produce and direct as his follow-up to Saving Private Ryan (1998). However, by the fall of 1999 it was announced that Attanasio had dropped out of the project without penning a draft, due to the anti-Semitic revelations about Charles Lindbergh’s life that was detailed in the book. He was replaced by screenwriter Menno Meyjes, who had previously worked with Spielberg on The Color Purple (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). The project was shelved after Spielberg decided to pass it.
7 In 2001, Paul Attanasio signed on to adapt the Vietnam War set non-fiction book “Spite House” by Monika Jensen-Stevenson, for Oliver Stone to produce and direct at Columbia. He was also hired to doctor the screenplay for the adaptation of the Douglas Preston adventure novel “Riptide”, but both projects fell into limbo.
8 In 2004, Attanasio was hired by Universal Pictures to adapt John Steinbeck’s classic novel “East of Eden” for a remake that Ron Howard was going to direct with Brian Grazer producing. Attanasio wrote several drafts but by 2007, Howard decided to pass on the project. As of 2013, the project was resurrected by Universal and Brian Grazer, with Gary Ross attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. However, it is unknown if they will use Attanasio’s draft or hire a new writer.
9 In the mid-2000s, Attanasio sold an original pitch for a ‘Deliverance’-style script titled “Burnt Creek” to Universal Pictures. He wrote several drafts but by 2007, the project went into limbo.
10 Paul Attanasio has been one of the most successful and most sought after script doctors in Hollywood since the early 1990’s. He has done uncredited script doctor work on Rapid Fire (1992), Speed (1994), Air Force One (1997), Armageddon (1998), Patch Adams (1998), Town & Country (2001), Poseidon (2006), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), among many others. He has also performed rewrites on scripts without credit including writing drafts for Beyond the Sea (2004), Leatherheads (2008), The Wolfman (2010) and the Oscar nominated screenplay for The Fighter (2010).
11 Father of actress Annabelle Attanasio.
12 He is the brother of Mark Attanasio, the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
13 Film critic for the Washington Post from 1984 to 1987.

Producer

Title Year Status Character
Bull 2016 TV Series executive producer – 4 episodes
The Vatican 2013 TV Movie executive producer
House M.D. 2004-2012 TV Series executive producer – 175 episodes
Century City 2004 TV Series executive producer – 2 episodes
R.U.S./H. 2002 TV Movie executive producer
Gideon’s Crossing 2000 TV Series executive producer

Writer

Title Year Status Character
Bull TV Series created by – 6 episodes, 2016 written by – 1 episode, 2016
El Dandy 2015 TV Series based on the screenplay by – 1 episode
The Vatican 2013 TV Movie
Courtroom K 2008 TV Movie written by
The Good German 2006 screenplay
R.U.S./H. 2002 TV Movie
The Sum of All Fears 2002 screenplay
Gideon’s Crossing 2000-2001 TV Series created by – 20 episodes
Homicide: Life on the Street TV Series created by – 122 episodes, 1993 – 1999 written by – 2 episodes, 1993 – 1994
Sphere 1998 screenplay
Donnie Brasco 1997 screenplay
Disclosure 1994 screenplay
Quiz Show 1994 screenplay
Doctor Doctor 1989 TV Series written by – 2 episodes

Self

Title Year Status Character
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Paul Attanasio 2007 Video Himself
Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Moving Pictures 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Screenplay

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1996 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Quiz Show (1994)
1995 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay – Adapted Quiz Show (1994)
1995 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Screenwriter of the Year

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series House M.D. (2004)
2001 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize 60 Minute Category Gideon’s Crossing (2000)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Screenplay Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Donnie Brasco (1997)
1998 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Donnie Brasco (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Donnie Brasco (1997)
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Quiz Show (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Quiz Show (1994)
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Quiz Show (1994)
1995 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Quiz Show (1994)
1995 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Quiz Show (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Quiz Show (1994)
1994 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Episodic Drama Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

2nd Place Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1995 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Quiz Show (1994)
1994 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Quiz Show (1994)
1994 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Quiz Show (1994)

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