Chris Galletta



Chris Galletta Colony (2010) is a NY based screenwriter.

Chris wrote the movie THE KINGS OF SUMMER (2013) directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and recently wrote an action comedy for New Line cinema, to be directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
Chris’s writing career started after a 2002 internship at “The Late Show with David Letterman” led to a mailroom position, and an opportunity to pitch monologue jokes under the tutelage of longtime Late Show writer Steve Young.
After a few years of writing monologue jokes and Top Ten Lists, Chris left his full-time job at Letterman to pursue his ultimate dream of screenwriting at Columbia University’s MFA Film program. His thesis script “Toy’s House” was voted onto the 2009 Black List, purchased by Big Beach Films and made into the movie “Kings of Summer.” It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters this past June. His next project, an action-comedy set in Brazil, was sold as a pitch to New Line Cinema and is currently casting.

He has also lectured at St. John’s and Columbia University.

Between the purchase and physical production of “Toy’s House”, Chris was nominated for the Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, an opportunity he jumped at. He still considers it one of the most memorable and creatively fruitful experiences of his life as a writer.