ANDREW OSBORNE
Biography

Andrew Osborne received a B.A. in English from Harvard University in the spring of 1991.  While in college, he was a comedy writer for The Harvard Lampoon, an arts reporter for The Harvard Crimson and studied acting with Brian Cox (X2, The Ring), Ken Howard (The White Shadow) and the American Repertory Theater's David Wheeler.

During time away from college, Andrew got his start as a screenwriter at Troma, Inc. on the ultra-low-budget superhero spoof Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD.  After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied improvisational acting with Lisa Kudrow (Friends) and Patrick Bristow (Curb Your Enthusiasm) at the famed Groundlings Theater.  In 1993, he became a screenwriter for the Motion Picture Corporation of America, where he co-wrote the HBO Original Movies Soldier Boyz (uncredited) and Behind Enemy Lines.  He also wrote and designed several movie-based games for the company's interactive division, including the murder mystery title Blue Heat, starring Elliot Gould and Paul Sorvino.

In 1994, Andrew directed Apocalypse Bop, an independent feature which premiered at Bostonís Coolidge Corner Cinema in 1996, and has since been released on video through E.I. Independent Cinema.

In 1999, Andrew was hired to write the film Dramarama for Warner Bros. (based on his original pitch and currently scheduled for production in 2005).

In 2000, he co-wrote On_Line, an independent feature which screened at the 2002 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, followed by theatrical distribution in 2003 and a 2004 video/DVD release.

More recently, Andrew has written and directed original interactive theater pieces for the Massachusetts-based Pinehills Players, developed a project for MTV and collaborated with creative partner Jed Weintrob on a theater piece for the Builder's Association in New York City and The F-Word, an indie film starring Josh Hamilton (On_Line, The Bourne Identity).

Andrew's other credits include numerous indie films, contributions to Bart Simpson's Fun Pages, Cracked, The National Lampoon and the Platinum Studios comic book Indestructible Man.  He also teaches at the University of Massachusetts, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Brookline Adult & Community Education, Boston Casting, the Burt Wood School and Project Contemporary Competitiveness.

Andrew Osborne currently lives in Boston, although much of his stuff can still be found boxed and stacked in Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, TX.

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