Screenplay co-written by Newhouse alumnus is nominated for an Oscar

By Wendy S. Loughlin

January 23, 2018
This is a photo of Michael H Weber

Screenwriter Michael H. Weber ’00, an alumnus of the Newhouse School’s television, radio and film program, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Adapted Screenplay category.

Weber, along with his co-writer, Scott Neustadter, was nominated for the screenplay for “The Disaster Artist,” the true story of aspiring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, based on the book by Greg Sestero.

Weber is a screenwriter and producer of various studio and independent films. With Neustadter, he adapted “The Fault in our Stars,” based on the bestselling novel by John Green. In June 2014 it opened as the No. 1 movie in America and went on to gross more than $300 million worldwide.

Weber co-wrote “(500) Days of Summer,” which was nominated for Best Feature—Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards and earned him an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay of the Year.

He also co-wrote and executive produced the critically acclaimed independent film “The Spectacular Now,” an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film was nominated for two Indie Spirit Awards, including Best Screenplay, and the National Board of Review named it a Top Ten Independent Film of 2013.

Weber has written for Fox, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony, Paramount and Disney.