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Michael Goldenberg

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Nationality  American
Role  Playwright
Name  Michael Goldenberg
Years active  1960-
Occupation  Screenwriter

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Born  1965United States
Education  Carnegie Mellon University
Awards  Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Nominations  Saturn Award for Best Writing, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Movies  Harry Potter and the Order, Green Lantern, Peter Pan, Contact, Bed of Roses
Similar People  David Yates, J K Rowling, Steve Kloves, Martin Campbell, Michael Green

Michael Goldenberg at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix US Premiere

Michael Goldenberg (born 1965) is an American playwright, Hollywood screenwriter, and film director. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon College of Drama in 1986 with a B.F.A.


Goldenberg was the screenwriter and director of Bed of Roses (1996). He was the co-screenwriter for the film adaptation of Contact (1997) and co-adapted the live-action version of Peter Pan (2003) with director P. J. Hogan. He is also the screenwriter for the fifth Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Goldenberg was selected to write the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in November 2004 when Steve Kloves, who had adapted the previous four Harry Potter books, turned down the opportunity to do the fifth film due to exhaustion and an interest in pursuing other projects. The BBC reported Goldenberg was to write and direct a futuristic drama for Warner Bros. afterward. He was also one of the screenwriters for the superhero movie Green Lantern, having rewritten the script for director Martin Campbell. In August 2010, Goldenberg was hired to write the screenplay for Green Lantern 2.

He also co-wrote (with Geoff Johns) the Green Lantern Prequel Special: SINESTRO #1 for DC Comics (featuring Sinestro from the Green Lantern film). It had a 'Movie Art' cover (using a still from the film) and internal art by Fernando Dagnino Guerra. The comic was one of 5 different comic Prequel Specials. He has also written a screenplay for a Wonder Woman film.

On July 29, it was announced by Disney that he would be writing the screenplay for the upcoming Artemis Fowl movie.


  • Bed of Roses (1996) (Director/Screenplay)
  • Contact (1997) (Screenplay)
  • Peter Pan (2003) (Screenplay)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) (Screenplay)
  • Green Lantern (2011) (Screenplay)
  • References

    Michael Goldenberg Wikipedia