(born April 8, 1971) is an American screenwriter and director.
Mazin was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Marlboro Township, New Jersey
when he was a teen and attended Freehold High School
which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2010.Celano, Clare Marie. , News Transcript
, March 3, 2010. Accessed February 5, 2011. "Screenwriter and author Craig Mazin, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., was 13 when he moved to Marlboro." He graduated magna cum laude
with a degree in psychology from Princeton University
in 1992. He began his entertainment career in marketing; he was an executive with the Walt Disney Company
in the mid-1990s, responsible for writing and producing campaigns for studio films.
As a screenwriter, his credited work includes Senseless, RocketMan, Scary Movie 3
, and Scary Movie 4
. Other projects in development include the upcoming movie Opus
, an animated collaboration with cartoonist Berkeley Breathed
. He has worked almost exclusively for Dimension Films
and Miramax Films
since 2000. He produced and directed (but did not write) the low-budget superhero film The Specials
. Mazin wrote and directed another superhero film spoof Superhero Movie
. He also co-wrote the script for the film Part II
In 2004, Mazin was elected to the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America, west
. He did not seek re-election, and his term expired in September 2006.
Along with fellow former WGA board member Ted Elliott
, Mazin runs a... Read More