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Gary Ross

Gary Ross is a critically acclaimed screenwriter, director, and producer who has been nominated for four Academy Awards. He launched his career with the Oscar-nominated screenplays for Big and Dave, made his directorial debut with Pleasantville, and wrote and directed Seabiscuit, which received seven Oscar nominations. In 2008, he entered the world of children’s books, writing and producing the animated feature The Tale of Despereaux, based on Kate DiCamillo’s best-selling novel, and in 2011, he directed The Hunger Games, the first movie based on Suzanne Collins’s best-selling dystopian trilogy. Gary Ross has also served as president of the Board of Commissioners for the Los Angeles Public Library, where he established mentoring programs for inner-city youth and expanded young adult services throughout the library system. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.
 
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