Douglas McGrath is a filmmaker and playwright. He collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway for which they were nominated for an Academy Award. His first film as writer/director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. He also wrote and directed Nicholas Nickleby, which won the Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review, Company Man, Infamous, and His Way. His play Checkers opened the 30th anniversary season at New York’s Vineyard Theater. His book for Beautiful was nominated for a Tony Award. He has just directed a documentary about Mike Nichols for HBO.