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Profile:Dan Mazer/Screenwriter/Oscar Nom/Borat/Bruno/The Dictator

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Dan Mazer is a British screenwriter, TV/film producer, and comedian. He is best known as the long-time writing and production partner of Sacha Baron Cohen and has worked with him on such characters as Ali G and Borat. Mazer co-wrote and co-produced the films ALI G INDAHOUSE (2002), BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN (2006), BRUNO (2009) and THE DICTATOR (2012). Mazer attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, where he met Baron Cohen. He went on to read Law at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He was an active member of Cambridge Footlights while at university and was vice president from 1993 to 1994. His early work includes production roles on THE WORD, THE BIG BREAKFAST and THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW. He also created, wrote, and directed DOG BITES MAN for Comedy Central. In 2007, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ant Hines, Peter Baynham, and Todd Phillips. In 2012, Dan wrote and directed feature film, I GIVE IT A YEAR, starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall and Stephen Merchant, followed this year by comedy pilot, LOVE IS RELATIVE, for NBC/20th Century Fox. Most recent work includes co-writing the latest feature instalment of the BRIDGET JONES franchise, BRIDGET JONES'S BABY, starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, and directing feature film DIRTY GRANDPA starring Robert de Niro and Zac Efron. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film