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David Henry Hwang

Born in Los Angeles in 1957 to immigrants, Hwang is a successful playwright. He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 and attended Yale in 1980. He is most famous for M. Butterfly (1993), which was adapted for the screen in 1993, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. See full bio »

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The Affair Producer
White Frog Producer
Possession Writer
M. Butterfly Producer


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 2015-2018 The Affair (TV Series) (consulting producer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #4.10 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.9 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.8 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.7 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.6 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
 2013 Yellow Face (producer)
 2012 White Frog (executive producer)
 2001 The Monkey King (TV Mini-Series) (co-producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (co-producer)
 1993 M. Butterfly (executive producer)
Show Show Writer (15 credits)
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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(2015 to 2016 Winter) He wrote a vignette for the musical, "In Your Arms," in the world premiere production at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Barry Edelstein was artistic director. Christopher Gattelli was director and choreographer. Stephen Flaherty was composer. Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher ... See more »

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David Hwang

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The film world is very different now than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Big studios rarely invest nowadays in "artistic" pictures, which are likely to be made from plays. So a play will probably become an indie movie, which is more like doing an Off-Broadway show -- less money, but more artistic control. I'll see how my process with "Chinglish" works out before offering any advice. See more »


According to the AFI's "Private Screenings," "Apocalypse Now" is his favorite film. See more »

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