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Will Scheffer is a playwright, writer/producer and filmmaker. His plays have been produced and developed across the country. In NYC: Playwright's Horizons, Naked Angels: EASTER, The Public Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theater, where hes had four plays in The Marathon. (His first screenplay IN THE GLOAMING was produced by HBO in 1997. Will then moved to Pasadena with husband Mark V. Olsen, and they began writing and producing together. They produced the independent feature based on Scheffers play EASTER in 2002, and that same year they created HBOs acclaimed drama BIG LOVE.

An attorney and member of the New York Bar, Mark has created, written, and produced several screenplays, teleplays, pilots and miniseries. For HBO, he wrote MARY CHESNUTS CIVIL WAR, a six-part miniseries based on the private lives of confederate elite and their slaves in Civil War-era Virginia. He also wrote the screenplay for HBO Films CABRINI USA about the 40-year rise and fall of the Cabrini Green Housing Project in Chicago. In 2010, after being published in Best Plays of 1999, Olsens play Cornelia opened at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

Currently, through their company ANIMA SOLA PRODUCTIONS, Will & Mark are developing film and television projects for HBO. Theyve recently produced their own adaptation of the British comedy GETTING ON, which premieres November 24 on HBO.

Will Scheffer

Executive Producer