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120 minutes

Paul Guyot spent 10 years working in Hollywood before his first paid writing job on the J.J. Abrams-created WB series “Felicity.” From there, he worked on multiple shows, including writing and producing the Emmy-winning CBS series “Judging Amy” for three seasons. He was the co-executive producer on “NCIS: New Orleans,” the CBS juggernaut that ranks as one of the Top 10 television shows in the world. He served as co-executive producer on “The Librarians,” starring Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn, and John Larroquette, which was the No. 1 new cable series when it premiered. Several studios were locked in a fierce bidding war for Guyot’s original pitch “The Black 22’s” — based on the true story of the first all-African-American squad of detectives in St. Louis. Sterling K. Brown is attached as an executive producer. Guyot co-wrote “Geostorm” (2017), which has grossed more than $320 million. Guyot attended the University of Arizona, where he was a creative-writing major, and has authored several award-winning short stories. He has taught screenwriting at the university level. He splits his time between Los Angeles and St. Louis.

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