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Born in New York City, New York, USA

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A dual Canadian / US citizen, Alex Epstein grew up in New York City. He graduated Yale in 1985 in Computer Science and English, magna cum laude. After a year in Paris shooting short films, he went to UCLA for his MFA.

He spent a decade in LA working as a development executive for independent production companies: Arama Entertainment, Blue Rider Pictures and Kingsborough Pictures, and working with filmmakers such as John Badham and Richard Attenborough. His first book, Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made (Henry Holt: New York 2002), came out of his experiences in development.

In 2000, Epstein moved to Montreal and became a professional film and television writer. He co-created a comic drama series, Naked Josh, and was the script doctor on the hit Canadian film Bon Cop / Bad Cop. His second book, Crafty TV Writing: Thinking Inside the Box (Henry Holt: New York), came out in 2006, and his first novel, The Circle Cast: The Lost Years of Morgan le Fay (Tradewind: Vancouver), came out in 2010.

Epstein lives in Montreal with his wife Lisa Hunter, an arts writer and screenwriter, and his two kids.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alex Epstein

Personal Quotes (1)

I think human beings have evolved to appreciate narrative, in the same way that we have evolved to learn language. What is narrative, after all, but a kind of super-language, where stories, like words, are ways of encapsulating information?

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