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WALT BECKER (Director) is an accomplished director, screenwriter, producer and bestselling author. One of Hollywood's top emerging film-makers, Becker most recently directed the tent pole Disney comedy "Old Dogs” starring Robin Williams and John Travolta, which is set for a 2009 Thanksgiving release. He previously directed Touchstone Pictures' "Wild Hogs” starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta and Marisa Tomei, which has grossed more than $250 million worldwide. Previously, Becker directed the breakout commercial comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder.”

Mr. Becker made his directorial debut with "Buying the Cow” for Sony Pictures, which he also co-wrote. As a screenwriter, he has sold several scripts to Hollywood studios, and is attached to direct upcoming films at Sony, Universal, Disney and Lionsgate. Becker is producing a number of feature film projects, including "The Zookeeper” which is currently shooting and starring Kevin James at MGM. He recently directed the pilot "1321 Clover” for CBS.

Becker is the author of two novels; his latest, "Misconception,” was co-written with renowned attorney Robert Shapiro. His first book, "Link,” was on the Los Angeles Times and National Bestseller lists, and is in development for Becker to direct and produce. He also created and is attached to direct the graphic novel "Last Reign,” which Boom! Comics published in 2009.

Becker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies from UCLA and a Master's Degree in Film from the School of Cinema and Television at USC, where he won the prestigious Robert S. Ferguson Award.


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