Ian Brennan was born to Irish Catholic parents on April 23, 1978, in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. His father, John Brennan was a Paulist priest. Charman Bren-nan is the mother of Ian Brennan. He has a sister named Sarah. Sarah is one among the founders of Amandla charter school in Chicago. During the mid-1990s, Ian Brennan had studied four years in Mount Prospect, a school in Illinois. He was a member of the school choir which he found dull and unenjoyable. Jennifer Morrison, the renowned American actress, was his school friend. Brennan always dreamt of being an actor. His high school musical director, John Marquette, was the show choir director. Because of this reason, he joined the choir. He had an idea that this might help him in the musical productions. Brennan believes that John Marquette is the man behind him.

He has inspired him to become an actor and act. After this, Brennan went to Loyola University in Chicago for his further studies. He graduated in 2000 from Loyola University. Meanwhile, he kept alive his acting in Chicago while studying at the Second City training centre. Before shifting to New York City for continuing his acting career, Brennan had worked with Steppenwolf and Goodman theatres. He has performed many off-broadway plays at the Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, and MCC theatres. He describes his early writing experience as terrible. It remained limited to a few sketch pieces in high school and college plays. In 2005, Ian was a New York based actor. He decided to write a screenplay about a high school glee club. The genre of the play was mainly comedy. Although he was not a trained writer, gradually he came up with a final draft.

The story was about the glee club of the high school of which Brennan himself was a member. The choir teacher from the high school, John Marquette, had inspired him to write this story. Initially, he found it hard to sell it as a film to producers. Later on, Ryan Murphy, who was very popular at that time for Nip/Tuck, liked the idea of Brennan. Then, along with nip/tuck writer, Brad Falchuk, Ryan decided to convert Brennan’s idea into a tv show. And this is how the tv show Glee made a debut in the year 2009 after the show American Idol. It soon became one of the most buzzed-about tv shows and started gaining high ratings. This success was a huge one for Brennan because transforming an idea into a whole tv show with just three men was a big task.

Today, Brennan is not only a writer and an actor but a producer and director too. He has appeared in many shows on the television. Some of them include Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007), New Amsterdam (2008), CSI: NY (2007) and Early Edition (2000). He has done films like Save The Last Dance 2, Flourish and Staten Island. In theatre, he has been a part of Finian’s Rainbow, Saturday Night and The Man in the White Suit. In Glee, he played the character of Svengoobles, the vampire, who was a judge at Regionals, during the three episode season, On My Way. Brennan has written Cooties, which was a 2014 horror-comedy film.

It starred Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, Jorge Garcia, and Jack McBrayer. He is also a writer and director of the horror-comedy tv series, Scream Queens. In 1999, he had been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in the Musical "Finian's Rainbow.” The event had been organized at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Apart from this, he had also been nominated in the Writer Guild of America awards for the film, Glee, with nominations in the Best New Series categories and Best Comedy Series. Currently, Brennan lives in Los Angeles and New York, and works on scripts of tv series in the former.

Melissa Mathison English Actress

Melissa Mathison

Melisa Mathison was an American television and a movie screenwriter. She also took part in the Tibetan movement of Freedom. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter wrote the screenplay for some movies including Steven Spielberg movies. She took birth in Los Angeles, California on 3rd June 1950. She wrote the screenplay for the Extra-Terrestrial (ET) and the Black Stallion. She won Best Writing Saturn Award for the movie Extra-Terrestrial (ET) and an Academy nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Melissa Mathison died in Los Angeles on 4th November 2015 due to Neuro Endocrine cancer. She took birth in Los Angeles on 3rd June 1950 in a family of five children. Her parents were Margaret Jean Mathison and Richard Randolph Mathison. Her father worked as bureau chief of Newsweek in Los Angeles. Her mother worked as a convenience-foods entrepreneur and a cuisine writer. As a child, Melissa went to the Providence High School. After passing out in 1968, she went to the University of California, Berkeley. She had to leave her studies at Berkeley as her family friend Francis Ford Coppola offered Melissa job of an assistant on the sets of The Godfather Part II in 1974. After her start as an assistant, she got encouraged by Coppola and started working on a script for "The Black Stallion" inspired by a 1941 novel under the same name. Her screenplay got the interest of filmmaker Steven Spielberg. In 1979, the adventure movie adaptation by Melisa and directed by Carroll Ballard got released. The Black Stallion got two Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination and a British Academy Award nomination. This film brought Melissa into the limelight. In 1982, she wrote the screenplay of the Extra-Terrestrial (ET). The science-fiction movie became a Steven Spielberg directorial and turned out into a blockbuster. The movie is the highest earning film in the 1980’s. ET is considered one of the best movies ever made and got nominated for Oscars in the category of Best Original Screenplay. In 1983, she married Henry Ford; they had two children, Georgia and Malcolm, the duo split up in 2004. She wrote screenplays for several other movies including The Indian in the Cupboard released in 1995. In 1997, she collaborated with Martin Scorsese to write the screenplay for Kundun. Melisa had known Dalai Lama from 1990, and that inspired her to write Kundun, the biographical film about his holiness got released in 1997. The BFG marked her final movie with Steven Spielberg; the Roald Dahl’s book adaptation became a movie in her name as she died of Neuro Endocrine cancer in 2015.


Jane Goldman

Jane Goldman, full name Jane Loretta Anne Goldman, was born on 11 June 1970 (46 years old) at Hammersmith, London, England. She is an author, English screenwriter and producer by profession. She is very famous for her writing skills in association with Mathew Vaughn for Kingman: The Secret Service, X-Man: First Class, Kick-Ass as well as Stardust, all released in the years 2015, 2011, 2010, 2007 respectively. Both of them were appreciated a lot by critics for their work. The first solo screenplay written by her was for The Woman in Black in the year 2012 which won “The Empire Award for The Best Horror” in the year 2013. She is also known for her writing skills for various books like Dreamworld (2000), the X-Files Book of the Unexplained (1997) and scripts for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children inspired by the novel having the same name, directed by Tim Burton in last year. Between the years 2003-2004, she also presented her paranormal T.V. series called Jane Goldman Investigates. She is married to Jonathan Ross, who is a broadcaster, in August 1988 and has 3 children; 2-daughters (Honey Kenney Ross and Betty Kitten Ross) and 1-son (Harvey Kirby Ross). She was awarded with Hugo Award and Glamour Award for Best Dramatic Presentation etc. Her first collection of writings was released in the year 1993. She was also seen playing a small role in short story with her husband in the year 1996 in the story-“The Facts in the Case of Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman’s”.After this the couple and Gaiman became very good friends . If her professional career is to be discussed, one can say that she has given a lot to the book writing, T.V. and Film Making Industry. She worked for various newspapers and magazines as a journalist such as Cosmopolitan, Daily Star, Game Zone, etc. She became a freelance writer at the age of 19. She has expressed her talent of writing in some books. Her work includes her first book- Thirteen Something (1993). She has also written many other books like- her Street smarts, Sussed and Streetwise (1997), a teenager safety guide (1996), Do the Right Thing (2007), etc. which also include her own paranormal T.V. series. She has also shown her fabulous work by being a production team member of the T.V. shows like The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. In the field of screenwriting along with Vaughn, she has also collaborated with Peter Strawghan for the drama-thriller The Debt in the year 2011. She has also worked for an Israeli Film named HaHov directed by John Madden in the year 2007. After so much of experience of journalism and screenwriting, she is working on various projects for the upcoming year. Some of them are Non-Player, inspired from the sci-fi comic; Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, inspired from the novel Peter Ackroycl. She is also working in collaboration with Paul Murray.The two of them are working on the adaptation of Anubis, a science fiction comedy short story.She has achieved a lot at the age of 46 and is putting her best efforts to do better.

Jane Goldman English Actress