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Noah Baumbach on LA Based Films

Focus Features 03.15.2010

Noah Baumbach's films as a writer and director include Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, and Margot at the Wedding. Mr. Baumbach received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay The Squid and the Whale. With director Wes Anderson, Mr. Baumbach co-wrote The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr. Fox (the latter adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl). In 2008, he directed the shorts "Clearing the Air" and "New York Underground," which he co-wrote with Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, for Saturday Night Live. He is a contributor of humor pieces to the "Shouts and Murmurs" section of The New Yorker magazine.