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      Adam Herz

      Adam Herz

      Highest Rated: 61% American Pie (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

      Birthday: Sep 10, 1972

      Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

      The young screenwriter responsible for the crass but undeniably charming 1999 teen romp "American Pie," Adam Herz went from production assistant to well-paid scripter when he brought to fruition his idea to revisit the sex comedy genre so popular in his youth for today's audience. Mixing the "can you top this?" gross-out nerviness so popular in "There's Something About Mary" (1998) with an unexpected old-fashioned romanticism, Herz's treatment for "American Pie" was written over his winter ski vacation in January of 1998 and within months was in production. Having hooked up with screenwriting agents Warren Zide and Chris Bender after impressing them with risk-taking sitcom spec scripts, he was encouraged by his representation to take the feature plunge. Goaded to be his most outrageous, Herz turned in a screenplay that was at once shockingly vulgar and heartwarmingly real. An obvious affection for his multifaceted characters (including a group of fully-realized, empowered females rarely seen in the genre) helped sell the Paul and Chris Weitz-directed film as more than just your average hormone fest thanks to a decided lack of mean-spiritedness and an abundance of heart. Impressive returns at the box office proved that audiences were ready for such a film, even when its cast was comprised mainly of unknowns.

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      AMERICAN WEDDING, Seann William Scott, director Jesse Dylan, writer/producer Adam Herz watching playback, 2003, (c) Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      36% 47% Flock of Dudes Executive Producer - 2016
      45% 63% American Reunion Producer $3.1M 2012
      No Score Yet 23% Mardi Gras Producer - 2010
      14% 46% My Best Friend's Girl Producer $19.2M 2008
      17% 50% American Pie Presents: Band Camp Writer - 2005
      53% 63% American Wedding Screenwriter,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $104.4M 2003
      50% 68% American Pie 2 Screenwriter,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $145.1M 2001
      61% 61% American Pie Writer $101.7M 1999

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Fish Writer 2001