David FreemanDavid Freeman

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2007

David Freeman is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and occasional journalist. Among his books are “It’s All True” a Hollywood novel,  “One of Us,” a novel of Egypt and England, “A Hollywood Education,” a collection of stories about the daily life of the movie business and “The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock,” a memoir of his time writing a script with the great director.

His play, “Jesse and the Bandit Queen” played for 200 performances at The Public Theatre in New York and has since been performed around the world.  A stage version of “A First Class Man” played this past October at the 46th Street Theatre in New York.

Among the movies he’s written are “Street Smart” directed by Jerry Schatzberg, starring Christopher Reeve and Morgan Freeman, and “The Border,” directed by Tony Richardson, starring Jack Nicholson.

His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and studied playwriting and dramatic literature at the Yale Drama School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Judith Gingold.

A First Class Man

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2007