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Adam McKay

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Comedian

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Academy Award winner Adam McKay served as head writer at SNL and later wrote and directed numerous iconic comedies, including Anchorman 1 & 2, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. His work as a writer-director-producer at his multi-platform production shingle, Hyperobject Industries, covers comedy, drama, documentaries and podcasts, often incorporating politically charged and challenging subjects with which McKay has become synonymous.


McKay’s most recent features Vice and The Big Short both received numerous Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, with McKay and Charles Randolph winning Best Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short at the Academy Awards, BAFTA, WGA and USC Scripter Awards. The WGA honored McKay with the Paul Selvin Award for Vice in recognition of the script that best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties.


For television, McKay directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer on HBO’s Succession for which he won the DGA Award for Drama Series. Upcoming projects include Don’t Look Up for Netflix, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as multiple limited series currently in development with HBO and Netflix.

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