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SCOTT DERRICKSON (Director/Screenwriter) is the director, screenwriter and producer behind some of today's most successful films. He recently executive produced Italian actress/filmmaker Asia Argento's latest film Incompresa, which garnered excellent reviews in Un Certain Regard at the most recent Festival De Cannes.

Derrickson also wrote, directed and executive produced the hit horror film Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke, from Summit Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions. The film garnered positive critical reviews and earned $87 million at the worldwide box office. Derrickson is writing and producing the planned sequel Sinister 2, which begins production in 2014.

His previous credits include directing Twentieth Century Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, which earned over $230 million worldwide. Additionally, Derrickson wrote and directed the 2005 hit horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which earned more than $140 million at the worldwide box office. The film won a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and was listed as one of the "Top 100 Scariest Films Ever Made" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. That same year, Derrickson wrote the drama Land of Plenty, which was directed by Wim Wenders and starred Michelle Williams.

Denver, Colorado born Derrickson graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Humanities with an emphasis on literature and philosophy, a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis on film and a minor in theological studies. He earned his M.A. in film production from USC School of Cinematic Arts.


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