Bette Davis & Joan Crawford

BEST ACTRESS screenplay by Michael Zam & Jaffe Cohen / 

Ryan Murphy's mini-series FEUD: BETTE & JOAN on FX Networks

"What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" co-stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, two of the most prolific actresses in the history of Hollywood. Feud chronicles the legendary rivalry between the Oscar-winning actresses while filming the 1962 classic, illuminating how the women struggled to hang on to fame in the twilight of their careers as they faced such obstacles as ageism, sexism and misogyny.

The original feature script, Best Actress, which was on Hollywood's BlackList, went on to become the acclaimed mini-series, Feud: Bette & Joan, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, which garnered 18 Emmy nominations, and winning xxxxxxx. Zam & Cohen served as writers, producers and co-creators of the series.  WGA Magazine


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Dan Savage The Kid Christopher Sieber Lucas Steele

THE KID musical by Michael Zam (book) Jack Lechner (lyrics) & Andy Monroe (music)

Winner of the 2009 BMI Foundation Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, The Kid is based on the true story of what happens when sex columnist Dan Savage and his boyfriend decide to start a family.

The musical also received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical and 5 Drama Desk Award nominations including Best Book for Michael Zam.  The New Group


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Katharine Hepburn Kate

KATE screenplay by Michael Zam & Jaffe Cohen

Based on the best-selling biography Kate: The Woman Who Would Be Kate by William J. Mann, Kate is a refreshingly candid biopic of Katharine Hepburn.


William Haines Billy

WISECRACKER screenplay by Michael Zam & Jaffe Cohen

Wisecracker is the true story of handsome, wisecracking movie star, Billy Haines, MGM’s # 1 box office attraction in the 20’s and 30’s, based on the biography of the same name by William J. Mann.


Tod Browning Freaks

FREAK screenplay by Michael Zam & Jaffe Cohen

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Cecil Beaton

IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE stage play by Michael Zam & Robert Trachtenberg

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THE REPLACEMENT CHILD stage play by Michael Zam

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