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Scott Z. Burns (born 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. Burns has written screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Informant! (2009), and Contagion (2011), all of which feature Matt Damon. His films The Informant!Contagion, and Side Effects (2013) were directed by Steven Soderbergh. Burns also produced the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth. In 2018, it was announced that Burns would direct The Report, a drama about the secret torture program inside the CIA.

Burns is a native of Golden Valley, Minnesota and graduated in 1985 with a degree in English from the University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Filmography

Films

  • An Inconvenient Truth (2006) producer
  • Pu-239 (2006) director, screenwriter
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) screenwriter
  • The Informant! (2009) screenwriter
  • Contagion (2011) writer
  • Side Effects (2013) writer
  • The Mercy (2017) screenwriter
  • The Report (2019) director, writer
  • The Laundromat (2019) writer
  • Bond 25 (2020) writer
  • Stilling Impossible Coming (2020) executive producer
  • New Avengers (2021) writer

Television

  • "Filthy Lucre" (Californication) (2007) director

Plays

  • The Library (2014) writer
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