JOSEPH TRIEBWASSER (Screenwriter,
Producer) makes his feature-film writing and producing debut with “Friends
Triebwasser grew up in Brooklyn, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard
College and subsequently received an MD from Harvard Medical School. After
practicing as a physician for several years in the Boston area, he decided
to switch careers and become a writer. On the basis of his script for “Friends
and Family,” he was named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch, 2001.
Other writers cited included Julian Fellowes (‘Gosford Park’), Morgan Ward
(‘Riding In Cars With Boys’), Michael Sloane (‘The Majestic’), and Will
Rokos and Milo Addica (‘Monster’s Ball’).
He lives with Thomas L. James in New York City. He
has just written "Patients," a new pair of one-act plays set in a psychiatric
hospital, and currently is collaborating with Mr. James on a screen adaptation
of Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Fitzgerald's novel, "At Freddie's."