Jeremy Pikser is the co-writer of the film Bulworth, for which he won the LA Critics Award in 1999, as well as Oscar, Golden Globe and Writer’s Guild nominations for best screenplay. War, Inc., a satire about US policy in the Middle East, which he wrote with Mark Leyner and John Cusack, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. He also wrote The Lemon Sisters (1988) and worked on the script and production of Reds (1981.) He has written over 30 commissioned screenplays for every major US studio, a pilot for HBO, and a web series, Farmed and Dangerous, which streamed in 2013.
In September he stepped down as Vice-president of the Writer’s Guild of America, East, after serving for ten years. He has taught graduate screenwriting at Johns Hopkins University since 2014 and taught a screenwriting workshop at NYU from 1999 to 2012. He has been the creative director of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Screenwriting Lab in Baltimore since 2016, and has regularly served as a creative advisor to the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, and the Laboratorio de Guionistas in Mexico. He has also advised at screenwriting labs in the UK, France, Italy, Jordan, Ecuador, and Turkey. This is his fourth time at Novas Historias in Brazil.
His most recent screenplay, The Last Place on Earth, to be directed by Sebastian Cordero, is currently preparing for production.