Frankel at a CFC Masterclass in November 2011
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, producer|
David Frankel (born April 2, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.
Frankel was born to a Jewish familyin New York City. He is the son of Tobia Simone (née Brown) and Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The New York Times and columnist.
He won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his 1996 short film Dear Diary and an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the pilot episode of Entourage (2004), and has since directed the successful studio films The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Marley & Me (2008), and Hope Springs (2012). His birdwatching comedy, The Big Year , starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, JoBeth Williams, and Jack Black, was released in October 2011.
As of 2008, he lives in Coconut Grove, Florida.
It was announced that David Frankel would direct the film adaptation of the first novel of the Septimus Heap series. Karen Rosenfelt had also been brought on as Producer. Author Angie Sage was assigned as Executive Producer. Much has not been said about the film and it is unknown whether the film has been cancelled or merely shelved.
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