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List of notable or famous screenwriters from Ukraine, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Ukraine and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Ukraine. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Ukrainian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Ukraine is included when available.

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Achmed Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 64 (1881-1945) Achmed Abdullah was an American writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the author of the ...more

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Aleksander Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 72 (1908-1980) Aleksander Ford was a Polish film director; and head of the Polish People's Army Film Crew in the Soviet Union during World War II. Ford became director of the nationalized Film Polski company ...more

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Aleksandr Ptushko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 73 (1900-1973) Aleksandr Lukich Ptushko is a Soviet animation and fantasy film director, and Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR. Ptushko is frequently referred to as "the Soviet Walt Disney," due to his ...more

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Alex Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 82 (1906-1988) Alex Gottlieb was a film producer, television producer, writer and screenwriter.

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Anatole Litvak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 72 (1902-1974) Anatole Litvak was a Ukrainian-born filmmaker who wrote, directed, and produced films in various countries and languages. He was best known as the Academy Award nominated director of The Snake ...more

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Anatoli Granik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 100 Anatoli Granik is a film director and screenwriter.

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Andrzej Żuławski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 77 Andrzej Żuławski is a Polish film director. He was born in Lwów, Poland. Żuławski has often gone against mainstream commercialism in his films, and has enjoyed success mostly with ...more

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Anita Doron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 43 Anita Doron is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer.

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Anna Abramova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Anna Abramova Anna Abramova is a film writer.

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Arthur Kober is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 75 (1900-1975) Arthur Kober was a screenwriter.

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Boris Dolin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Boris Dolin Died at 73 (1903-1976) Boris Dolin was a screenwriter and film director.

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Boris Undorf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Boris Undorf age 39 Boris Undorf is a film director, writer, actor and producer.

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César Tiempo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
César Tiempo Died at 74 (1906-1980) César Tiempo was a screenwriter.

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Fanya Foss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 91 (1904-1995) Fanya Foss was a novelist and a screenwriter.

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Grigori Kozintsev is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 68 (1905-1973) Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev was a Soviet theatre and film director. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1964. In 1965 he was a member of the jury at the 4th Moscow International Film ...more

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Grigoriy Oster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Grigoriy Oster age 70 Grigoriy Oster is a Russian author and scriptwriter. He has written scripts for over 70 animated films, and "is considered one of the most important living Russian authors of children’s

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Igor Kovalyov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 55 Igor Kovalyov is a film and television director, an animator and a screenwriter.

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Igor Voloshin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Igor Voloshin age 43 Igor Voloshin is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Ihor Podolchak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 55 Ihor Podolchak is a Ukrainian filmmaker and visual artist. He is a co-founder of the creative association Masoch Fund. Ihor Podolchak was voted as one of the 10 most prominent Ukrainian ...more

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Ilya Trauberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Ilya Trauberg Died at 43 (1905-1948) Ilya Trauberg was a Russian director born in Odessa on December 13, 1905 who died in Berlin on December 18, 1948.

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Ivan Drach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 81 Ivan Drach is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, literary critic, politician, and political activist. Drach played an important role in the founding of Rukh – the People's Movement of Ukraine – and ...more

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Ivan Mykolaychuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 46 (1941-1987) Ivan Vasylyovych Mykolaychuk was a Soviet actor, producer, and screen writer from Ukraine. He is best known for playing the Hutsul Ivan in Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, based on Mykhailo ...more

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Jan Łomnicki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 73 (1929-2002) Jan Lomnicki was a film director and screenwriter.

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Jed Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 79 (1900-1979) Jed Harris was a Austrian-American theater producer and director, and writer of film. Jed Harris was born in Lviv.

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Jenő Janovics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 73 (1872-1945) Jenő Janovics was a Hungarian film director, screenwriter and actor of the silent era. He directed 33 films between 1913 and 1920. He also wrote for 30 films between 1913 and 1918. He was the ...more

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Julia Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 43 Julia Davis is a former Customs and Border Protection officer. She has produced, directed, and acted in several television and film projects. Julia Davis became a National ...more

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Leo Birinski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 67 (1884-1951) Leo Birinski was a playwright, screenwriter and director. He worked in Austria-Hungary, Germany and in the United States. As a playwright in Europe he gained his biggest popularity in 1910 – ...more

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Leonid Trauberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 88 (1902-1990) Leonid Zakharovich Trauberg (Russian: Леонид Захарович Трауберг, 17 January 1902 – 14 November 1990) was an Ukrainian Soviet film director and screenwriter. He directed 17 films between 1924 and ...more

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Lev Slavin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Lev Slavin Died at 88 (1896-1984) Lev Slavin was a screenwriter.

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Lew Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 65 (1893-1958) Lew Brown was a lyricist for popular songs in the United States. Brown was born as Louis Brownstein in Odessa, Russian Empire. His family emigrated to the United States in 1898 and settled in ...more

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Lidiya Kompaniyets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Lidiya Kompaniyets Died at 89 (1914-2003) Lidiya Kompaniyets was a screenwriter.

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Lucian Pintilie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
age 84 Lucian Pintilie is a Romanian film director and screenwriter.

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Mark Donskoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Mark Donskoy Died at 80 (1901-1981) Mark Semyonovich Donskoy was a Soviet film director. His most famous work was the Gorky Trilogy, consisting of The Childhood of Maxim Gorky, My Apprenticeship, and My Universities.

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Maryna Vroda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Maryna Vroda Maryna Vroda is a film director and screenwriter.

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Mikhail Koltsov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Mikhail Efimovich Koltsov, born Mikhail Efimovich Fridlyand, was a Soviet journalist.

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Nikolay Mashchenko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Nikolay Mashchenko age 89 Nikolay Mashchenko is a film director and screenwriter.

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Pyotr Lutsik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Pyotr Lutsik Died at 40 (1960-2000) Pyotr Lutsik was a screenwriter.

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Salka Viertel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 89 (1889-1978) Salka Viertel was an Austrian actress and screenwriter. The pianist and composer Eduard Steuermann was her brother. Mrs. Viertel was born Salomea Steuermann in Sambor, a city then in the ...more

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Sam Spewack is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 72 (1899-1971) Samuel (September 16, 1899 - October 14, 1971) and Bella Spewack (March 25, 1899 - April 27, 1990) were a Tony Award-winning husband-and-wife writing team. Samuel, who also directed many of ...more

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Savva Kulish is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Savva Kulish Died at 65 (1936-2001) Savva Kulish is a film director and screenwriter.

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Sergei Bondarchuk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 74 (1920-1994) Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk was a Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Sergej Ashkenazy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Sergej Ashkenazy age 68 Sergej Ashkenazy is a screenwriter, film and television director.

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Sy Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Died at 78 (1900-1978) Sy Bartlett was an American author and screenwriter/producer of Hollywood films. Born Sacha Baraniev in Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States at the age of four and adopted the name Sidney ...more

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Theodore Apstein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Theodore Apstein Died at 80 (1918-1998) Theodore Apstein was a screenwriter.

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Viktor Ivchenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Viktor Ivchenko Died at 60 (1912-1972) Viktor Illarionovich Ivchenko was a film director and writer in Soviet Ukraine. Ivchenko was born in the city of Bohodukhiv, Kharkov Governorate, on October 9, 1912. In 1933 he graduated from ...more

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Yevgeni Pomeshchikov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Yevgeni Pomeshchikov Died at 72 (1907-1979) Yevgeni Pomeshchikov was a screenwriter.

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Yuri Sokol is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Yuri Sokol Yuri Sokol is a cinematographer.

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Yuzef Printsev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Ukraine
Yuzef Printsev Died at 67 (1922-1989) Yuzef Printsev was a screenwriter.