Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black with Bully Pictures
Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, producer, director and social activist, having won the Academy Award® and two WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for MILK, the biopic of the late civil rights activist Harvey MILK staring Sean Pen. he is also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights which successfully led the federal case against Prop 8 in CA with lawyers David Boise and Ted Olson.
In 2012 Black merged his creative and civil rights work with “8” a play based on the Federal Prop 8 trial. Black’s LA cast included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, and John C. Reilly. The play was broadcast live and continues to break viewership records online.
In 2011, Mr. Black earned his 2nd “10 Best of the Year” award from the American Film institute for his Clint Eastwood directed screenplay J. EDGAR staring Leonardo DiCaprio. Black’s Feature directorial debut VIRGINIA premiered in theaters May 2012.
Black is currently writing THE BAREFOOT BANDIT based on the true story of Colton Harris-Moore for FOX and is adapting Jon Krakauer’s UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN about Fundamentalist Mormonism for director Ron Howard. He is also teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio on a limited series at Paramount on the life of Charles Lindbergh. Black has recently created, produced, and directed the hit miniseries WHEN WE RISE for ABE focused on the LGBTQ Rights Movement in America.