Paul Attanasio Net Worth

Paul Attanasio Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Paul Albert Attanasio net worth is
$15 Million

Paul Albert Attanasio Wiki Biography

Paul Albert Attanasio (born November 14, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer, who was an executive producer on the television series House.Paul Attanasio was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Connie, a real estate broker, and Joseph Attanasio, a commercial consultant. He grew up in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, and later in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he attended public high school. He is a 1981 graduate of Harvard College, where he lived in Currier House, and earned his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984. His wife Katie Jacobs is his producing partner; they have three children, Annabelle, John, and Grace. He is the brother of Mark Attanasio, a Los Angeles investment manager who is the principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.He was a film critic for The Washington Post from 1984 to 1987. He started writing for television with the CBS sitcom Doctor Doctor and the NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street, for which he holds a 'Created by' credit. In 1994 he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation for the drama Quiz Show. He would later write the screenplays for the thriller Disclosure, the gangster movie Donnie Brasco, the science fiction film Sphere, and the political thriller The Sum of All Fears. In 2000 he returned to television and started executive producing, in addition to writing, the medical drama Gideon's Crossing and the pilot for R.U.S.H. Along with David Shore, he is one of the creators of the TV series House, of which he was executive producer. In 2006 he wrote the screenplay for the dramatic film The Good German. His current projects include the upcoming Showtime series The Vatican (in partnership with Ridley Scott) and a reboot of the Scarface franchise.In his twenty-five years in Hollywood, he has been nominated for every major award in film and television, including the Academy Award, the BAFTA, the Writers Guild of America Award, the Emmy, the Peabody Award, and the Golden Globe.

Full NamePaul Attanasio
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1959
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionProducer, Writer
EducationHarvard Law School, Harvard College
SpouseAmanda Benefiel
ChildrenAnnabelle Attanasio, John Attanasio, Grace Attanasio
ParentsConnie Attanasio, Joseph Attanasio
SiblingsMark Attanasio
AwardsBAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award fo...
MoviesThe Good German, The Sum of All Fears, Sphere, Donnie Brasco, Disclosure, Quiz Show, Courtroom K
TV ShowsGideon's Crossing, Homicide: Life on the Street, Bull
1In the fall of 2013, Paul Attanasio was hired to rewrite the script for Hot Wheels (2018), from a draft written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway. As of 2015, the project is still in development as a potential franchise.
2In 1987, Paul Attanasio left The Washington Post and signed with CAA. He wrote an original script that he described as being "bad", but was good enough to open some doors. His first assignment was signing a development deal with Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. That was followed by signing a similar development deal at Columbia Pictures in 1988. He is also quoted by the LA Times stating: "and I'm doing a rewrite for a major star.", however it hasn't been disclosed what these three projects were.
3During the mid-90s, Attanasio was hired to write the screenplay adaptation of the Allan Folsom debut novel "The Day After Tomorrow", but the project fell into limbo.
4In the mid-90s, Paul Attanasio sold a pitch for an original script titled "The Great Unknown" to Paramount Pictures. Attanasio was going to produce it through his production company, Heel & Toe, with his wife and producing partner Katie Jacobs. Attanasio was also attached to make his directorial debut on the project, but after many drafts the project was shelved.
5In 1994, Attanasio was adapting the New Yorker Magazine article by Richard Preston titled "Crisis in the Hot Zone" which was going to be produced with Ridley Scott directing and Robert Redford and Jodie Foster starring. However they were beaten by the similar project Outbreak (1995) and this project was canceled. It is uncertain if Attanasio ever completed a draft.
6In the fall of 1998, Paul Attanasio was hired to adapt the yet-to-be-published A. Scott Berg biography "Lindbergh" for Steven Spielberg to produce and direct as his follow-up to Saving Private Ryan (1998). However, by the fall of 1999 it was announced that Attanasio had dropped out of the project without penning a draft, due to the anti-Semitic revelations about Charles Lindbergh's life that was detailed in the book. He was replaced by screenwriter Menno Meyjes, who had previously worked with Spielberg on The Color Purple (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). The project was shelved after Spielberg decided to pass it.
7In 2001, Paul Attanasio signed on to adapt the Vietnam War set non-fiction book "Spite House" by Monika Jensen-Stevenson, for Oliver Stone to produce and direct at Columbia. He was also hired to doctor the screenplay for the adaptation of the Douglas Preston adventure novel "Riptide", but both projects fell into limbo.
8In 2004, Attanasio was hired by Universal Pictures to adapt John Steinbeck's classic novel "East of Eden" for a remake that Ron Howard was going to direct with Brian Grazer producing. Attanasio wrote several drafts but by 2007, Howard decided to pass on the project. As of 2013, the project was resurrected by Universal and Brian Grazer, with Gary Ross attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. However, it is unknown if they will use Attanasio's draft or hire a new writer.
9In the mid-2000s, Attanasio sold an original pitch for a 'Deliverance'-style script titled "Burnt Creek" to Universal Pictures. He wrote several drafts but by 2007, the project went into limbo.
10Paul Attanasio has been one of the most successful and most sought after script doctors in Hollywood since the early 1990's. He has done uncredited script doctor work on Rapid Fire (1992), Speed (1994), Air Force One (1997), Armageddon (1998), Patch Adams (1998), Town & Country (2001), Poseidon (2006), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), among many others. He has also performed rewrites on scripts without credit including writing drafts for Beyond the Sea (2004), Leatherheads (2008), The Wolfman (2010) and the Oscar nominated screenplay for The Fighter (2010).
11Father of actress Annabelle Attanasio.
12He is the brother of Mark Attanasio, the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
13Film critic for the Washington Post from 1984 to 1987.


Bull2016TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Vatican2013TV Movie executive producer
House M.D.2004-2012TV Series executive producer - 175 episodes
Century City2004TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
R.U.S./H.2002TV Movie executive producer
Gideon's Crossing2000TV Series executive producer


BullTV Series created by - 6 episodes, 2016 written by - 1 episode, 2016
El Dandy2015TV Series based on the screenplay by - 1 episode
The Vatican2013TV Movie
Courtroom K2008TV Movie written by
The Good German2006screenplay
R.U.S./H.2002TV Movie
The Sum of All Fears2002screenplay
Gideon's Crossing2000-2001TV Series created by - 20 episodes
Homicide: Life on the StreetTV Series created by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999 written by - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994
Donnie Brasco1997screenplay
Quiz Show1994screenplay
Doctor Doctor1989TV Series written by - 2 episodes


The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Paul Attanasio2007VideoHimself
Donnie Brasco: Out of the Shadows2000Video documentary shortHimself
Moving Pictures1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Screenplay

Won Awards

1996ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearQuiz Show (1994)
1995BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedQuiz Show (1994)
1995ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAScreenwriter of the Year

Nominated Awards

2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesHouse M.D. (2004)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesHouse M.D. (2004)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesHouse M.D. (2004)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesHouse M.D. (2004)
2001Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryGideon's Crossing (2000)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ScreenplayDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardDonnie Brasco (1997)
1998WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedDonnie Brasco (1997)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayDonnie Brasco (1997)
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedQuiz Show (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureQuiz Show (1994)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ScreenplayQuiz Show (1994)
1995USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardQuiz Show (1994)
1995WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedQuiz Show (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayQuiz Show (1994)
1994WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaHomicide: Life on the Street (1993)

2nd Place Awards

1995NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ScreenplayQuiz Show (1994)
1994BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayQuiz Show (1994)
1994NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayQuiz Show (1994)

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