James Platten Vanderbilt is an American screenwriter and producer. He was one of the three screenwriters, along with Steve Kloves and Alvin Sargent, for the film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He returned to contribute to the story for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner, and would've returned to co-write the story and script for The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (2021) with Juliana Bard and Lana Baumer, before it's cancellation.
Outside of this, Vanderbilt is best known for writing the films Zodiac (2007), White House Down (2013), Independence Day: Resuregence (2017), and Murder Mystery (2019). He also helped produce the films The Meg and Slender Man (both 2018), and The House with a Clock in It's Walls and Ready or Not (both 2019), the latter of which he cameoed as the demon Mr. Le Bail. He'd make his directorial debut with the movie Truth (2015). He also co-wrote the story for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2022), alongside Joby Harold (technically, they were two separate treatments with different stories but were combined by Hasbro and Paramount Pictures).
- Like Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Vanderbilt has worked on both live-action adaptions of both Spider-Man and Transformers.