Stephen Schiff is a screenwriter whose film work includes Lolita (1997), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), True Crime, (1999) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and the upcoming American Assassin (2017), which is currently in production, starring Michael Keaton, Dylan O'Brien, and Taylor Kitsch.
In television he is a writer and executive producer of the multi-award-winning FX series The Americans. From 2011-2015 Schiff was also the writer and executive producer of the extreme-sports documentary series Ultimate Rush.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist in Distinguished Criticism, Schiff was a staff writer at The New Yorker for nine years and was Vanity Fair’s Critic-at-Large for nine years before that. He has also been film critic of National Public Radio's Fresh Air, The Atlantic, Glamour, and The Boston Phoenix; a correspondent on CBS-TV's newsmagazine West 57th; and a contributor to The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Condé Nast Traveler, and other publications. He is a recipient of the Writers Guild of America's Richard B. Jablow Award.