Ben Ripley is an American screenwriter. His birthplace was Lawrenceville in New Jersey. He is famous for Source Code. He completed his graduation from Stanford University. During his school, he worked as a worker in different industries, while continuing his interest in writing. Later, he attended the University of Southern California in Television and Cinema. In 2002, he sold his first picture, In Vitro, to 21st Century Fox. He has been active in the Hollywood industry for several years. He says that there is always a path that opens up for you. Everyone has to see that and choose that to achieve your dreams.

Coming to his career, in 2004, he wrote Species III. It is a science-fiction drama that was directed by Brad Turner. David Dwiggins and Frank Mancuso Jr produced it. He chose Natasha Henstridge, Sunny Mabrey, Robin Dunne, Amelia Cooke, John Paul Pitoc, and Robert Knepper as the stars. It aired on Syfy, an American channel, on 27th of November, in 2004. It was shot in high-quality, HD. On Rotten Tomatoes, it was rated 33% because of six reviews.

In 2007, he wrote Species: the Awakening. Nick Lyon directed it. Helena Mattsson, Ben Cross, Marlene Favela Dominic Keating, and Adam Wylie featured in it. It aired on Sci Fi Channel on 29th of September, 2007, and later released on DVDs on 2nd of October, in 2007. Frank Mancuso Junior made it. The title of the picture was not fixed at the starting and started from Species IV, Species Quattro and then the present name. It had different names at the time of its release.

In 2008, he wrote The Watch. Clea Duvall, Elizabeth Whitmere, and James A. Woods are the stars. It released on 2nd of March, 2008, in the USA, and on 25th of April, 2008, in Canada. Jim Donovan directed it and Matt LeBlanc produced it.

In 2011, Ripley screen played the Source Code under the direction of Duncan Jones, and chose Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, and Michelle Monaghan to work in it. Critics gave positive reviews and it was successful at the box office. It was made under The Mark Gordon Company Productions. It was ranked one in the blacklist of Hollywood. On Rotten Tomatoes, it had scored 92%, and Metacritic gave it 74 marks out of 100.

In 2015, he wrote ‘Boychoir’, under Francois Girard. Dustin Hoffman, Debra Winger, and Kathy Bates appeared in the film and it was shown at the Toronto International Cinema Festival on 5th of September, 2014.

Beau Willimon English Actor

Beau Willimon

Beau Willimon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He was born on 26th of October, in 1977. His birthplace was Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States. He was the son of Henry Pack Willimon and Nancy. His father was the head in charge of the Navy in the United States. Beau is a resident of Hawaii, in San Francisco, California, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father retired to work as a lawyer. He went to John Burroughs School and had drama lessons from Jon Hamm. He completed his graduation in 1995. In 1998, he learned visual arts and had a BA degree from Columbia University. During his period of graduation, he had a friend, Jay Carson. He was an intern and volunteer at the Senate camp of Charles Schumer. It led to his job in 2000 at the Senate Campaign of Hillary Clinton, 2000's presidential camp of Bill Bradley, and 2004's Howard Dean program. After his graduation, he worked in Tallinn under the Estonian government. He wrote thousands of pages of summaries of the E. U. documents. Then, he left the US and headed to Vietnam in order to present himself in a magazine. He researched on the life of Tomas Vu, who is an art professor, and lived in Vietnam. Later, he came back to New York to study in the School of the Arts. He had a mentor-cum-playwright named Eduardo Machado. He was not a good student in the group. He did not have any knowledge of theater. Therefore, he quit his drinking habits and focused on his ambitions. He had a scholarship and had the offer to write 40 lithographs based on paranoia. In 2003, he did odd works such as searched jobs for the homeless people, set builders, painters and gallery assistants, after receiving an MFA in playwriting. He was an instructor who would give SAT preparation classes. He was an alumnus of the Juilliard School. He had won the Juilliard Playwrights Fellowship and Lecomte du Nouy Award. He had written a drama, Farragut North. It premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company. Other works include 2007's Lower Ninth, 2008's The Flea Theater, 2010's Manhattan Theater Club, 2013's The Parisian Woman, and 2014's Breathing Time. He had several performances for Ars Nova, MCC Theater, Phoenix Theater of Chicago, HERE Arts Center, London's Battersea Arts Center, South Coast Repertory, and Cherry Lane Theater. He wrote the script of The Ides of March. It had nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.


Brad Falchuk

The well-known American director, producer as well as TV writer, Brad Falchuk, was born on the 1st of March, 1971, to Nancy Falchuk, who is the National President of ‘Hadassah’, an American Jewish women’s volunteer organization, and also serves as the director of HMO. Falchuk was brought up in Newton in Massachusetts. He did his schooling from Beaver Country Day School. It is said that Falchuk, wanting to stand out from the rest of his classmates, wore a tie to school, which he calls as ‘being a Republican’. He graduated from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, in the year 1993. Falchuk was invited as their speaker during the 2014 graduation. He has also attended the American Film Institute. Falchuk, as a kid, was known to have had an interest in basketball, baseball, as well as Lacrosse, but he suffered from dyslexia. He is well known for his television series, a comedy drama called ‘Glee’, the anthology horror series named ‘American Horror Story’, and the 2015 TV series, ‘Scream Queens’, which was the result of his partnership with the American director, Ryan Murphy, whom he calls his best friend. Falchuk has also been the writer/executive producer for the series, ‘Nip/Tuck’, created for FX by Ryan Murphy. Falchuk is the brother of Evan Falchuk and Aimee Falchuk. Evan is the founder of ‘United Independent Party’ and was also a candidate for the post of Governor during the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, in the year of 2014. Aimee, younger to Brad, is heard to be a therapist. Falchuk was married to Suzanne Bukinik, the TV producer, with whom he has two children, Isabella and Brody. After more than ten years of their marriage, they have filed for a divorce. Falchuk is known to be in a relationship with Gwyneth Kate Paltrow, an American actress/singer. Falchuk began his career in the TV industry with a science-fiction series, ‘Mutant X’, in 2001, created by Avi Arad. Later on, he wrote for ‘Earth: Final Conflict’, from 2001 to 2002, and ‘Veritas: The Quest’, in 2003. In 2003, Brad was recruited to work with Ryan on Nip/Tuck. In 2008, the duo created the pilot titled, ‘Pretty/Handsome’, a show about transsexual gynecologists, for the channel FX. Their show ‘Glee’, got two ‘Writers Guild America Award’ nominations. Falchuk’s anthology series was nominated for the 17 Primetime Emmy Awards for two years (2012 and 2013). He also got a nomination for the Outstanding Miniseries, in the same year. In the year 2010 and 2011, Brad won the AFI Award, ‘TV Program of the Year’, for his series, ‘Glee’.

Brad Falchuk English Actor