Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer¿s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Stepmom, and Mrs. Doubtfire.As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit films Night at the Museum and The Help. Chris lives in California with his family.
Ned Vizzini is the bestselling author of the acclaimed young-adult books It¿s Kind of a Funny Story (which became a major motion picture), Be More Chill, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . , and The Other Normals. He has written for the New York Times, Salon, and the L Magazine. In television he has written for MTV¿s Teen Wolf and ABC¿s Last Resort. His work has been translated into seven languages. You can visit Ned online at www.nedvizzini.com.show more