Film and Media Studies was thrilled to spot FMS alumnus Zach Baylin (’02) in attendance at his first Oscar ceremony last night. Zach penned King Richard, nominated for Best Original Screenplay, among many other nominations, including a Writers Guild of America Award, a BAFTA, and the Hollywood Critics Association Award. We’re so proud of you, Zach.
The film was also his first produced script. The Hopkins grad told us last month that, in a letter he wrote to the Academy crediting his influences and inspirations, he cited his teachers in the program as key to sending him on his current path. Zach lost last night to Kenneth Branaugh, writer and director of Belfast, but we know he’ll be back. His upcoming screenplay credit is as co-writer of Creed III, starring Michael B. Jordan, who will be making his directorial debut. It’s due in theaters on Thanksgiving Day.
You can read more about Zach’s career in an interview in the latest Hub, conducted by FMS alum Judy Berman (’05), currently the TV critic for Time Magazine: