Scott Z. Burns is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He has written screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Informant!, and Contagion.
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Scott Z. Burns on making movies with Amazon, Netflix & Steven Soderbergh
Producer, director and writer Scott Z. Burns chats with Recode’s Peter Kafka about how he was able to convince Netflix and Amazon Prime to distribute and produce The Report and The Laundromat. Scott details the process of having his movies bounce around from studio to studio until ultimately landing a deal with two major streaming services, while also having his films released theatrically.Want to attend Code Media in Los Angeles, CA from November 18th-19th? Click here to register.Featuring: Scott Z. Burns, Writer, Director, and Producer of The Report and The LaundromatHost: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at RecodeMore to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'
Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns has often created projects about characters' relationship to the facts. In his feature film directorial debut, 'The Report', Burns elevates what was once the thematic to the narrative foundation of the work. And marrying these aspects allows him to stake a claim on an approach that is uniquely his. And 'The Report', a look at the truth behind the use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' after 9/11 starring Adam Driver, is the perfect material for Burns' outlook.
Ep. 161 - Scott Z. Burns
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, Side Effects, The Informant) about his two new films in release this season, The Laundromat, and his directorial debut, The Report.
Scott Z. Burns – The Report #LFF2019
PODCAST | Sarah Bradbury interviews Scott Z. Burns, director of the film The Report. To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture We sat down with the director and screenwriter Scott Z.Burns to discuss his new film The Report. He told us about discovering a report on the CIA’s approach to torture post 9/11, his investigative journalist approach to researching and how he turned it into a compelling drama starring Adam Driver. He also spoke about what he wants people to take away from the film and the importance of truth in the post-truth era. The Report: The American government takes a long hard look at itself in this politically urgent drama starring Adam Driver. Is torture ever warranted? Has it ever thwarted a terrorist attack? Did it lead to information that found Osama bin Laden? Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is the report-writing man in the basement, piecing together the facts about the CIA’s cavalier approach to torture following 9/11. But many powerful people would rather the military’s ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ stayed in the shadows and it becomes evident that Jones and the report’s commissioner Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) have a fight on their hands. Director Scott Z Burns (screenwriter of Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum and the forthcoming Bond film) nods to the politically conscious thrillers of the 1970s with this lean and timely drama, showing how vital it is that a nation can look clear-eyed into its own darkest moments.   Scott Z. Burns – The Report #LFF2019 was first posted on October 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm.©2015 "Fred English Channel". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at
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