Paul Guay

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Credentials

Paul Guay conceived and co-wrote Liar, Liar, at the time of its release the sixth-highest-grossing comedy in history, the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year, the second-highest-grossing film of Jim Carrey’s career, and Imagine’s highest-grossing film ever.

The screenplay received an Honorable Mention (along with Fargo, Million Dollar Baby, The Full Monty and Catch Me If You Can) in Scr(i)pt magazine’s list of the Best Scripts of the Past 10 Years.

Guay co-wrote The Little Rascals, Universal’s second-highest-grossing film of the year;

Co-wrote Heartbreakers, starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman and Jason Lee, which opened #1 at the box office, and the rights to which Guay co-licensed to MGM for production as a stage musical;

Wrote On a Pale Horse for Disney and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, based on Book One of the eight-volume “Incarnations of Immortality” series by New York Times-bestselling author Piers Anthony; and

Co-wrote The Christmas Spirit for Dean Devlin to produce and Rob Minkoff to direct.

Guay’s screenwriting experience includes The NeverEnding Story, for which he did an uncredited polish. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the acclaimed fantasy spawned two sequels; and

Mouse Hunt , for which he did an uncredited co-polish. Starring Nathan Lane, Lee Evans and Christopher Walken and directed by Gore Verbinski, the comedy was the highest-grossing of DreamWorks’ first five films.

He is, of course, a former consultant to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Guay has spoken on writing at, or been interviewed by:
Absolute Write Newsletter
AFI
AMC's Story Notes
The American Film Renaissance Institute
APS Entertainment & Hollywood Success
Art Center College of Design
Backstage West
BBC 6
CineVegas
Columbia College Semester in L.A.
Cybercity Radio
Double X
Doug Eboch on Screenwriting Blog
Film Writers Guide
FUSION Film & Theatre Arts
The Great American PitchFest
IBM @ USC: Imagine the World in 2050
The Institute for Humane Studies’ Cinematic and Literary Traditions of Liberty: A Workshop
The Institute for Humane Studies’ MFA Scholarship Review Committee, Film and Fiction Scholarship Program (judge)
K-EARTH 101
Liberty Film Festival
Lights Camera Liberty! Storytelling Workshop
Los Angeles Academy Middle School
Menlo School
NOW WRITE! Screenwriting: Exercises by Today's Best Screenwriters, Teachers and Consultants (wrote a chapter for the book)
Pomona College Magazine
Reason Goes Hollywood
Reason TV
Ross Reports
The Paul Ryan Show
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Awards (panelist and keynote speaker)
ScreenplayLab
Screenwriters Online
The Screenwriting Expo
Scr(i)pt
Scriptwriters Network
Sherwood Oaks College
The Singapore Media Academy
SLAM! Sports -- Wrestling
The Taliesin Nexus
Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards (mentor)
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program
USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program
WGA Craft Conference
Writers Digest
Writer's Guide to 2013

Guay is interviewed in Dreams on Spec, the documentary about screenwriters which also features Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, James L. Brooks, Steven E. de Souza, Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, Gary Ross and Ed Solomon.