Scott Z. Burns (born 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. Burns has written screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Informant! (2009), and Contagion (2011), all of which feature Matt Damon. His films The Informant!, Contagion, and Side Effects were directed by Steven Soderbergh. Burns also produced the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth.

Burns is a native of Golden Valley, Minnesota and graduated in 1985 with a degree in English from the University of Minnesota.


Scott Z. Burns -Filmography


  • An Inconvenient Truth (2006) producer
  • Pu-239 (2006) director, screenwriter
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) screenwriter
  • The Informant! (2008) screenwriter
  • Contagion (2011) writer
  • Side Effects (2013) screenwriter, producer
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) screenwriter
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2014) screenwriter


  • Filthy Lucre (Californication) (2007) director


Scott Z. Burns -References

External links

  • Scott Z. Burns at the Internet Movie Database

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