Throughout his career, Daniel Pyne has moved freely between the world of television, film and books. His writing credits include The Manchurian Candidate, Fracture, Any Given Sunday, and Miami Vice. He is also author of the noir novel, Twentynine Palms (which was also made into a feature film). He recently acted as head writer and co-showrunner on JJ Abrams new TV drama series Alcatraz on FOX. Pyne holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and an M.F.A from UCLA’s film school, where he teaches a graduate seminar in screenwriting every winter. He lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and children, two cats, two dogs, two lizards, and a turtle. For more info on Daniel Pyne, visit www.danielpyne.com.