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The Broker

The Broker - A screenplay

About Me
A B O U T   M E
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Ben is a speechwriter, screenwriter, playwright –– and all-round storyteller –– based in Washington, D.C.

In his speechwriting capacity, he has written for current senior officials in the White House, CEOs, members of Congress, ambassadors, state government officials, and celebrities. Those principals include current White House director of the Domestic Policy Council, Neera Tanden, and senior advisor to the President on International Climate Policy, John Podesta.

 

He was the speechwriter at the Center for American Progress (CAP), and also served as the speechwriter for New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

 

He has written on a range of topics, from economic policy, to climate change, gun rights, and the state of U.S. democracy. He has also ghostwritten articles featured or referenced in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and more. He has been published under his own name in The Hill and The American Independent.

In his creative writing, Ben's interest lies in character studies, often exploring scenarios where protagonists are driven by good intentions, but where the world is messy and what's right is not cut-and-dry.

As a screenwriter, Ben recently had his script, THE BROKER, optioned and, previously, received a Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for Best Screenplay. 

As a playwright, he wrote, produced and acted in REVELATIONS at the New York Winterfest (2018), a play exploring the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Jehovah's Witnesses.

 

He has since written and produced SHORT SELL (2018), a play about the pharmaceutical industry, and CARL DUNCAN 2020 (2019), a play that explores the unravelling of a presidential candidate in the lead up to his campaign.

Previously, Ben also worked at Moxie Pictures as Director of TV Development (Meltdown: Three Mile Island (Netflix); Crusaders: Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses Speak Out (Vice)). 

Beyond all things writing, he continues to pursue his other true passion - cricket - in the hopes that one day the England Cricket Team's latest drubbing on the pitch might give him the opportunity for a fighting chance at stardom. (One can always live in hope, right?)

Contact:

Tel: 347-208-0496

E-mail: benhatt2000@gmail.com

Upcoming Projects
UPCOMING PROJECTS
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M U R D E R   I N   P A T A G O N I A
Novel

A U.S-based writer goes in search of inspiration on a trip to South America. The more he spends his time traveling, the more he fixates on the large-scale ruin that humanity unleashes on nature. When he starts to see people as the problem, he goes on a one-man crusade, but it's hard to kill the problem when you're also a part of it.

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Screenplay

Amid a future civil war, prisoners of war, deserters and criminals are sent to a panopticon-style prison on a desert island. Tasked with making ammunition fo the war effort, the prisoners are forced to navigate an environment where they never see the guards and where the rules of power and punishment begin to break down.

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