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Occupation
  
Screenwriter

Name
  
Will Reiser

Siblings
  
Robin Reiser

Notable works
  
50/50 (2011)

Movies
  
50/50

Nationality
  
American

Education
  
Hampshire College

Language
  
English

Role
  
Screenwriter


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Awards
  
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, National Board of Review Award for Best Original Screenplay

Nominations
  
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Similar People
  
Jonathan Levine, Ben Karlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon‑Levitt

50 50 writer will reiser on friendship with seth rogen and translating his cancer battle into comedy


Will Reiser (born 1980) is an American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for writing the 2011 film 50/50, which was based on his own experience with cancer.

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Career

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Reiser attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, graduating in 2003. Reiser first worked as a producer in a number of TV productions, such as Da Ali G Show. In 2005, during his time working as an associate producer, he was diagnosed with a form of spinal cancer at the age of 25. After he underwent surgery, he was urged by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also worked on Da Ali G Show, to write a screenplay based on his experiences. Reiser completed his first draft of 50/50 in 2008; it was his first screenplay. With Rogen and Goldberg producing the film, the script was bought by Mandate Pictures with Rogen also attached to star in the film as the best friend of the protagonist, Adam (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and the film was released in September 2011. At the time of the film's release, Reiser had been cancer-free for 6 years. He won numerous awards for 50/50, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures award for Best Original Screenplay. He was also honored at the 2012 Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults for his "courage, irreverence and creativity in achieving meaningful and impactful change on behalf of the young adult cancer survivorship movement".

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Reiser's next writing project is a film titled Jamaica, based on a vacation he took to Jamaica with his grandma at the age of 14. Jonathan Levine, who directed 50/50, is also attached to direct Jamaica. Reiser is also working on American version of the German comedy film Men...

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He is the cousin of actor and comedian Paul Reiser.


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References

Will Reiser Wikipedia


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