Brian Nelson (screenwriter)

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Brian Nelson
2007 Writers Guild of America strike
2007 Writers Guild of America strike
BornUnited States

Brian Nelson is an American screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nelson holds degrees from Yale University and from UCLA. He worked as a drama instructor at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia in the early 1980s, where he taught Gilmore Girls actress Lauren Graham, Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt, and UCLA screenwriting instructor Brian David Price.

Writing career[edit]

Nelson's numerous writing credits include episodes of the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, JAG and the Disney television series' So Weird and In a Heartbeat as well as the feature film Hard Candy.[2] He also wrote the play "Overlooked" and co-wrote the script for the vampire film 30 Days of Night, which was released in late 2007 and helmed by Hard Candy director David Slade. Nelson wrote the script for the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller Devil.[3] Nelson wrote episodes 3 and 8 of the Netflix original series Altered Carbon, as well as executive-producing the show.



  1. ^ "Brian Nelson". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Dargis, Manohla (14 April 2006). "In 'Hard Candy,' an Internet Lolita Is Not as Innocent as She Looks". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (21 June 2010). "Addition Shooting for M. Night Shyamalan's 'Devil'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 1 November 2018.

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