Andrew Bienen is the co-writer of the Academy Award winning movie, Boys Don't Cry. He has written screenplays for New Line Cinema and Dreamworks, and has been a consultant for Miramax Films. He teaches screenwriting at Columbia University in the Graduate Film Division and has taught at La Femis in Paris, the New School in New York City, and the University of Virginia. He has an mfa in Screenwriting from Columbia and his thesis screenplay Wankers won Best Student Screenplay in 1996. Andy Bienen is currently at work on a fictional screenplay set on the night of John Lennon's death. He lives in New York City.