Kenneth Lonergan is an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for co-writing Gangs of New York , and for writing and directing You Can Count On Me , Margaret , and Manchester by the Sea . Lonergan earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for Manchester by the Sea, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count On Me, Gangs of New York, and Manchester by the Sea, winning for the latter at the 89th Academy Awards. He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.
John Ridley IV is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is also the creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime. His most recent work is the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992.
It's funny: people who meet me say, 'I thought you'd be different.' But I'm still the same guy.Bill Engvall