After many years writing and performing with improvisational theater companies as well as scripting industrial films and children's television, Danny Rubin began writing screenplays. His screen credits include Hear No Evil, S.F.W., and Groundhog Day, for which he received the 1993 British Academy Award for Screenwriting and the Critics' Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year, as well as honors from the Writers Guild of America and the American Film Institute.

Rubin has taught screenwriting throughout the US and internationally, and from 2008-2013 he served as the first Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.

Groundhog Day: The Musical opened to rave reviews at the Old Vic Theatre in London in August of 2016 earning Rubin and composer/lyricist Tim Minchin the Oliver Award for Best New Musical. The show opened on Broadway in April of 2017 garnering 7 Tony nominations including Best Musical and Best Book to a Musical.

Rubin holds a BA in biology from Brown University and an MA in radio, television, and film from Northwestern University. He is married to librarian, web-designer and architect Louise Rubin with whom he shares a home in New Mexico and at least two children.


SELECTED CONFERENCES (lecturer, panelist, instructor):
16 Equinoxe Europe, Master Class
Stuttgart, Germany
14 Austin Screenwriting Conference
Austin, TX

The Storyutbildningen Screenwriting School
Gotland, Sweden

13 Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas
Austin, Texas
13 Adobe, Distinguished Lecture Series
San Francisco, California
13 Newport Art Museum
Newport, Rhode Island
12 Harvard Business School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Austin Screenwriting Festival
Michener Center, Austin, Texas

12 UCLA extension
Los Angeles, California
11 Palais de Tokyo
11 Emerson College
Boston, Massachusetts
10 Women in Film & Video New England
Boston, Massachusetts
09 Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
09 Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference
Austin, Texas
09 The Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
08 Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
07 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Minneapolis, MN
06 Case Western University
Cleveland, Ohio
05 The Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico
05 University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
05 American Camp Association, National Conference
Orlando, Florida
03 Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, New York
02  Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico
01 Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts
01 Nashville Screenwriters Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
00 Santa Fe Screenwriting Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico
00 XXI Secolo Festival Europeo Di Cinema
Reggio Calabria, Italia
00 Faulkfest, Words and Music
New Orleans, Louisiana
00 Taos Talking Pictures Festival
Taos, New Mexico
99 Taos Talking Pictures Festival
Taos, New Mexico 
98 Cinestory Screenwriting Conference
Chicago, Illinois
97 Cinestory Screenwriting Conference
Chicago, Illinois
96 Sundance Institute, Screenwriters Lab
Sundance, Utah
96 National Writer's Workshop
Albuquerque, New Mexico
96 Cinestory Screenwriting Conference
Chicago, Illinois
95 Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

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