Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate lad...
Cited for contempt of Congress by House Committee on Un-American Activities for refusing to co-operate; fined $150 and given one-year suspended sentence
Began supervising Columbia's production; later became vice president and assistant production chief
Wrote plays in New York including "The One Man", "Storm Song", "Actute Triangle"
Screenplay for "Whom the Gods Destroy" for Columbia led to studio contract
Signed three-year writing contract with Paramount
Debut as story writer, "Matinee Ladies"
Worked as assistant stage director to Robert Artkins at the Old Vic Theatre in London for one year
Hired by 20th Century Fox as a writer and producer in Europe during the early 1960s
Wrote first screenplay, "If I Had a Millon"
Producing debut, "She Married an Artist"
Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951, he was called to testify before HUAC. He admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but refused to "name names" and was blacklisted. Buchman moved to France in the 1960s.
wrote debut screenplay for "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992)