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Samuel Baum is a playwright, screenwriter, and producer. He is thrilled to be collaborating with Geffen Playhouse on the West Coast premiere of his new play, The Engagement Party, directed by Tony Award-winner, Darko Tresnjak. The play was originally produced at Hartford Stage, where it received four Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation. As a screenwriter, Baum was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the Emmy-nominated HBO Film The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert DeNiro. Previously, Baum created and executive produced the Fox television drama Lie To Me, which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and executive produced the ABC series The Evidence, as well as television pilots for Amazon, Showtime, and CBS. Originally from New York, Baum is a graduate of Harvard College.