Ed Neumeier

Screenwriter & Producer

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After UCLA Film School, Ed Neumeier worked as a gofer on the TV show Taxi, spending nights at the writer’s room door listening and waiting for pages.

He next became a Story Analyst, reading scripts at Paramount Television and Columbia Pictures, eventually working as a development executive at Universal.

His first script (co-written with Michael Miner) was RoboCop (1987) which he co-produced with Jon Davison for director Paul Verhoeven.  He subsequently wrote the pilot for the RoboCop TV series (1994) and served as a creative consultant for 24 episodes.

Neumeier reteamed with Davison and Verhoeven for Starship Troopers (1997).

In 2001 he helped create and consulted on the TV show Relic Hunter starring Tia Carrere which ran for 66 episodes.

Neumeier worked once again with Michael Miner on the script for Anaconda: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and wrote and produced Starship Troopers 2:  Hero of the Federation (2004) for director Phil Tippet.

In 2006 he wrote, directed and produced Starship Troopers 3:  Marauder (2008).

Neumeier and Miner were awarded shared writing credit with Josh Zetumer by the Writers Guild of America for the use of their original work in the remake of RoboCop (2014), directed by Jose Padhila.

Neumeier is currently writing a reboot of Buck Rogers for producer Don Murphy (Transformers) and producing RoboCop Returns for MGM, a direct sequel to the original 1987 RoboCop to be directed by Neill Blomkamp.

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Ed Neumeier is appearing at the following sessions:

Reflecting and Changing the World By Writing SciFi

Reflecting and Changing the World By Writing SciFi

In this cracking session with Robocop writer Ed Neumeier and Doctor Who and Torchwood scribe Phil Ford, we’ll go into what science fiction is, what its conventions are, how to best write it and what the differences are between SciFi for film and TV.

Robocop: Script to Screen

Robocop: Script to Screen

In the latest of LSF’s exclusive Script-To-Screen series, you can read the Robocop script in advance, then watch the movie as Neumeier discusses the experience writing one of the most effective social satires of all time. What a Sunday afternoon!

Starship Troopers... 'Do you want to know more?'

Starship Troopers... 'Do you want to know more?'

Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is a classic in sci-fi literature. Screenwriter Ed Neumeier turned Heinlein’s glorification of militarism into a satire of war and propaganda. Join us as we bug out with Ed to examine his viscerally satisfying, smart and funny examination of our own natures.

The Pitch Factor

The Pitch Factor

Have you got the Pitch Factor? Live from the London Screenwriters Festival, the Pitch Factor returns with CASH prizes and our very own motley crew of judges!