‘Scream’ Writer Kevin Williamson Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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Kevin Williamson, the writer behind the original Scream movie and creator of shows like Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries, has signed with CAA, TheWrap exclusively learns.

Kevin Williamson is a filmmaker, writer, creator, producer and director who first penned the screenplay for the 1996 slasher horror film Scream. In addition to writing Scream 2 and Scream 4, he is Executive Producer on this year’s hit franchise revival, also titled Scream, as well as the upcoming sixth Scream film, which will be released on December 31. March 2023.

Williamson is also the author of the 1997 horror thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer, as well as his directorial debut, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, and Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty. His other films include Halloween: H20: 20 Years Later and Wes Craven’s Cursed.

But Williamson is also a major force in television, being the creator and executive producer of the pop culture phenomenon Dawson’s Creek, which launched the careers of James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams, and The Vampire Diaries ‘, which spawned two other spinoff series, ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’. Most recently he worked on the series Tell Me a Story and his other TV credits include the Fox hits The Following, Stalker and Time After Time.

Williamson next directs his own script The Audition for Netflix and has reunited with longtime collaborator Julie Plec for Dead Day, a supernatural drama series that will air on Peacock. Williamson and Plec will serve as writers, executive producers and co-showrunners on the series.

Williamson’s Outerbanks Entertainment banner also recently completed production on the thriller “Sick,” starring Gideon Adlon.

January’s Scream was released by Paramount Pictures earlier this year and brought back the original Scream cast, including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, to take on a new killer who donned the iconic Ghostface mask and individuals targeted the city of Woodsboro. The film grossed US$81 million domestically and US$140 million worldwide.

He will continue to be represented by ID and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson McGinnis Ryan.

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