Farhad Safinia ( Farh d Saf n y ; born 1975) is a screenwriter and film/TV producer, best known for Apocalypto and Boss.
Farhad Safinia was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1975. He left Iran with his family at the age of four to live in Paris, then London. At King's College, Cambridge, where he studied Economics, he directed and acted in a number of stage productions for the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club and other theatre companies. After graduating, he moved to New York City where he studied film at the New School University and at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In the summer of 2007 he married actress Laura Regan in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Apocalypto (2006), which he co-wrote with director/producer Mel Gibson, is his first feature length screenplay. Safinia met Gibson serving as his assistant during postproduction and promotion of The Passion of the Christ two years earlier. He is also the creator, writer and executive producer of the Starz TV series Boss. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
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