2014 Screenplay (Co-Writer)
Feature film starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites. In a perfect society, young Jonas learns there's a terrible secret being kept from the Community. Based on the Newbery-award winning book by Lois Lowry. A Weinstein Co. release.
Sunday Express: "Best Comedy of the Year."
Original six-part comedy series for Sky Atlantic (UK), starring Nick Frost and Olivia Colman. It's 1969 in Watford, England, and Jeremy Sloane is trying to put his life back together after losing everything.
Woody Allen: A Documentary
2 Emmy Award Nominations: Outstanding Direction of a Non-Fiction Program, Outstanding Informational Series: American Masters
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Classics, 2012
to Lose Friends & Alienate People
London Sunday Times:"More laughs than any British comedy to appear over the past decade."
Comedy feature starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston, and Megan Fox. Based on Toby Young's best-selling comic memior about his tenure as a writer for ''Vanity Fair,'' where he managed to piss off just about everyone he met. Opened on October 3, 2008 as the #1 film in the UK.
2000-2011. DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Director of 27 episodes.
2012 DGA Award: Comedy Direction (Robert B. Weide)
2003 Emmy Award: Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series (Robert B. Weide)
2012, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002 Emmy Nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series (Robert B. Weide)
2004 DGA Award Nomination: Comedy Direction (Robert B. Weide)
2003 Golden Globe: Best Comedy Series
2001 AFI Award: Comedy Series of the Year
HBO's hit comedy series starring Larry David. Reviews cited this program as the funniest new comedy series of the fall, and the best TV comedy since ''Seinfeld.'' Working only from a story outline, all dialogue is improvised.
David: Curb Your Enthusiasm
1999. DIRECTOR/SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Bruce: Swear To Tell the Truth
Oscar Nomination: Best Feature Documentary
Emmy Award: Editing
Emmy Nominee: Oustanding Non-Fiction Special
Documentary on the life and career of the controversial comedian. Performance clips, interviews, newsreel, home movies, etc. Narrated by Robert De Niro. Theatrical release: Oct. '98. HBO premiere: August 1999.
Reynolds' Only The Truth Is Funny
CableAce Nomination: Best Standup Comedy Special
1992. CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Larry Gelbart's critically-acclaimed political satire for Showtime Network. Starring Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley, Jr., James Coburn, Richard Kiley, Pat Morita, Buck Henry, Dennis Weaver, David Ogden Stiers, Burgess Meredith, Darren McGavin, Robert Guillaume, Jerry Orbach, others. Rollins & Joffe Productions.
Sahl: The Loyal Opposition
90-minute profile of political satirist Mort Sahl. Includes concert footage, rare archival clips, vérite, interviews and newsreel material. For PBS series ''American Masters.'' Narrated by Richard Crenna.
Lost Minutes Of Billy Crystal
CableAce Winner: Best Direction of a Comedy Special
Fields Straight Up
Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Informational Special
95-minute documentary on life and career of comedy legend, W.C. Fields. Contains clips from feature films, shorts, newsreel, home movies and other rare films. Interviews with co-workers, family and friends. Narrated by Dudley Moore.
Half-hour special for HBO/Cinemax. Veteran comedians Jan Murray, Shecky Greene and Corbett Monica gather together in an intimate setting, sharing reminiscences and anecdotes. Hosted by Garry Marshall.
One-hour special for HBO on history of American standup comedy, from vaudeville to the present. Contains clips of virtually every major comedian from Eddie Cantor to Robin Williams. Narrated by Carl Reiner.
Marx Brothers in a Nutshell
95-minute documentary on lives and careers of The Marx Bros. Clips from their major films, rare television appearances, newsreel and home movies. Interviews with co-workers, friends and family members. Narrated by Gene Kelly, 22nd highest-rated program in PBS history.
Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time
Feature-length documentary on life and career of American writer/humorist Kurt Vonnegut. Includes exclusive interview footage of the reclusive author, various speaking engagements, film clips, a return to his native Indianapolis and the world premiere of Vonnegut's "Requiem" in Buffalo, New York.
Gregory: The Color of Funny
Weide interviews the master-interviewer, providing bonus material for several DVD releases of Dick Cavett's 1970's late-night talk-show. Boxed sets include, ''Rock Icons,'' ''Comic Legends,'' and ''The Ray Charles Collection.'' Released by Shout Factory.
Birthday, Wanda June
FALL, 2001. DIRECTOR
Elephant Theater, Hollywood.
Kurt Vonnegut's darkly comic play, very loosley based on Homer's ''Odyssey.'' A Hemingway-esque hunter/explorer, missing in the Amazon rain forest for eight years, returns home one night to discover that his wife, and life in general, have changed radically in his absence. Nominated for two L.A. Weekly Awards: Best Play Revival and Best Comedy Ensemble.
Burns' 90th Birthday Special
1986. FILM SEGMENT PRODUCER
Relief & Comic Relief '87
1986. CLIP CONSULTANT
Provided vintage comedy clips used to supplement live performances on HBO telethons benefiting American homeless.
& Joffe Productions
1990-1994. VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
1982-1984. DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Production/management company, exec. producers of Woody Allen films and ''Late Night with David Letterman.'' As V.P. of Development, managed comedian/monologist Rick Reynolds from 1990-'94, co-created/ exec-produced Reynolds' NBC pilot, ''My Family.'' Oversaw development of two other pilot scripts sold to ABC. Development deals with Lorimar Television ('90-'93) and Showtime ('93-'94).
Two on ''Late Night with David Letterman,'' five on ''Entertainment Tonight,'' etc. Frequent guest speaker/lecturer at film schools including USC, UCLA and Cal-Arts.
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