Ian Reichbach
Ian Reichbach
Personal details
Birth place Miami, Florida, USA
Profession Systems Engineer
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Role Writer's Assistant
Ian Reichbach is an American screenwriter. He was a writer's assistant for the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also co-wrote the story for the episode . Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin also hired him for his films Charlie Wilson's War and The Social Network and his next series The Newsroom.



He was a Systems Engineer for Sony before becoming a Screenwriter. He was a friend of Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin's personal assistant Lauren Lohman. She arranged for him to interview for the writer's assistant role and he left his Information Technology (IT) career to take the job. He shared the writer's assistant role with Jack Gutowitz.[1] They joined the crew after the series was picked up for the first season and debuted with . Lohman also joined the Studio 60 crew as an Associate Producer. Reichbach and Gutowitz co-wrote the story for the episode and Sorkin wrote the teleplay for the episode.[2]

Sorkin also hired him as a writing assistant for his work on the film Charlie Wilson's War. He assisted Sorkin in writing the screenplay for the unproduced film The Trial of the Chicago Seven.[1]

He was a researcher for Sorkin's script writing for the film The Social Network. The film centred on the acrimonious separation of the team that developed the website Facebook. Sorkin relied heavily on his IT background for the technical aspects of the screenplay. He was thanked in Sorkin's acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.[1]


Writer's AssistantEdit

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"Pilot" "The Cold Open" "The Focus Group" "The West Coast Delay" "The Long Lead Story"
"The Wrap Party" "Nevada Day: Part 1" "Nevada Day: Part 2" "The Option Period" "B-12"
"The Christmas Show" "Monday" "The Harriet Dinner: Part I" "The Harriet Dinner: Part II" "The Friday Night Slaughter"
"4 AM Miracle" "The Disaster Show" "Breaking News" "K & R: Part 1" '
"K & R: Part 3" "What Kind of Day Has It Been"


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