Paul Attanasio is an American screenwriter and producer of film and television, who is currently an executive producer on the television series “House”.
Attanasio was a film critic for “The Washington Post” from 1984 to 1987. He started writing for television with the CBS sitcom “Doctor Doctor” and the NBC crime drama “Homicide: Life on the Street, which he created”. In 1994 he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation for the drama “Quiz Show”. He would later write the screenplays for the thriller Disclosure, the gangster movie “Donnie Brasco”, the science fiction film Sphere, and the political thriller “The Sum of All Fears”. In 2000 he returned to television and started executive producing in addition to writing the medical drama “Gideon’s Crossing” and the pilot for “R.U.S.H”. He has also wrote the screenplays for the films “The Good German” and “East of Eden”.