Samuel Baum is a screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His current projects include a new Showtime drama series starring Gael Garcia Bernal; a new comedy series executive produced by Ron Howard; and the world premiere of his latest play, directed by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. Baum received a WGA Award nomination for co-writing the Emmy-nominated HBO Film “THE WIZARD OF LIES,” starring Robert DeNiro. Previously, he created and executive produced the Fox drama “LIE TO ME,” which ran for three seasons. He also co-created and executive produced the Amazon pilot “COCKED,” the CBS pilot “THE SURGEON GENERAL” and the ABC series “THE EVIDENCE.” Baum has been a guest speaker at the WGA Showrunner Training Program, the Smithsonian Institute and the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation. Originally from New York, he is a graduate of Harvard College.