Marc Norman

Screenwriter, Producer
While Marc Norman received some attention for his contributions to the script for the hit romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), he was overshadowed by fellow writer Tom Stoppard. Many might have thought Norman ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1941 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cutthroat Island 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Aviator 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Killer Elite 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zandy's Bride 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oklahoma Crude 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Challenge 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Five Desperate Women (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (2)

Downtown 1986 - 1987, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

While Marc Norman received some attention for his contributions to the script for the hit romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), he was overshadowed by fellow writer Tom Stoppard. Many might have thought Norman was a neophyte but, in fact, he has been a successful writer and producer for three decades. He began his career during the heyday of the "Movie of the Week", a concept introduced by ABC during the late 1960s which peaked in the early 70s. Twice a week for 90 minutes, the network aired original dramas, comedies and thrillers. Norman penned "The Challenge" (1970), an off-beat allegory about a war between the USA and an Asian country that requires only one representative from each to engage in a battle. He also wrote the suspenseful thriller "Five Desperate Women" (1971) about a group of pals on holiday who find themselves stalked by an escapee from a mental institution.

Relationships

Dale Norman

Wife

Alex Norman

Son

Zachary Norman

Son
gave father idea for script for "Shakespeare in Love"

Milestones

1998

Script for "Shakespeare in Love" finally filmed with Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow in lead roles; earned critical acclaim

1995

Contributed to the screenplay of "Cutthroat Island"

1992

Zwick announced plans to film script with Daniel Day-Lewis and Julia Roberts in leading roles; project aborted over scheduling conflicts with stars

1991

Pitched idea for script about Shakespeare suffering from writer's block to neighbor Edward Zwick; with Zwick pitched idea to Universal Pictures

1989

College student son Zacharay suggested idea for a film about William Shakespeare

1986

Created, wrote episodes and served as supervising producer for the short-lived CBS police drama "Downtown"

1985

Returned to features adapting Ernest K Gann's novel "The Aviator"

1975

Last produced screenplays for 10 years, ccontributed to both "The Killer Elite" and "Breakout"

1974

Penned the Western "Zandy's Bride", co-starring Liv Ullmann and Gene Hackman

1973

First produced screenplay, "Oklahoma Crude"

1970

Scripted the ABC "Movie of the Week" thriller "Five Desperate Women"

1969

Wrote the ABC TV-movie "The Challenge"

Tom Stoppard hired to "polish" script

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