Scott Z. Burns

Scott Z. Burns (born 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director.[1] Burns has written screenplays for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Informant! (2009), and Contagion (2011), all of which feature Matt Damon. His films The Informant!, Contagion, and Side Effects (2013) were directed by Steven Soderbergh.[2] Burns also produced the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth. In 2018, it was announced that Burns would direct The Report, a drama about the secret torture program inside the CIA.[3]

Scott Z. Burns
Born1962 (age 5657)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer

Burns is a native of Golden Valley, Minnesota[4] and graduated in 1985 with a degree in English from the University of Minnesota.[5] He currently lives in Los Angeles.



Year Title Director Writer Producer
2006 An Inconvenient Truth No No Yes
Pu-239 Yes Yes No
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum No Yes No
2009 The Informant! No Yes No
2011 Contagion No Yes No
2013 Side Effects No Yes Yes
2017 The Mercy[6] No Yes Yes
2019 The Report Yes Yes Yes
The Laundromat No Yes Yes
2020 No Time to Die No Yes No




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