Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time
2018 PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In TimeRecounts the extraordinary life and career of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it. Includes exclusive interview footage of the world-renowned author, various speaking engagements, and a return to his native Indianapolis.

Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017. DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Director of 28 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

Larry DavidHBO's hit comedy series starring Larry David. Reviews cited this program as the best TV comedy since "Seinfeld." Working only from a story outline, all dialogue is improvised.

THE GIVER
2014 Screenplay (Co-Writer)

The Giver 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.

MR. SLOANE
2014 Creator/Writer/Producer/Director

Sunday Express: "Best Comedy of the Year."

Mr. SloaneOriginal 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
2011. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER

2 Emmy Award Nominations: Outstanding Direction of a Non-Fiction Program, Outstanding Informational Series: American Masters

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Classics, 2012

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 3 Hour Documentary in 2 parts for PBS' "American Masters." The first definitive documentary on the comic auteur, tracing his life and career from his boyhood in Brooklyn, to the present day.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
2008. DIRECTOR

London Sunday Times:"More laughs than any British comedy to appear over the past decade."

How to Lose Friends & Alienate PeopleComedy 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.

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm
1999. DIRECTOR/SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Larry David: Curb Your EnthusiasmThe one-hour comedy special which became the springboard for the HBO series.


Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell the Truth
1998. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR

Oscar Nomination: Best Feature Documentary
Emmy Award: Editing
Emmy Nominee: Oustanding Non-Fiction Special

Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell the TruthDocumentary 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.


Mother Night
1996. WRITER/PRODUCER

Mother NightFeature film based on Kurt Vonnegut novel. Staring Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, David Strathairn, Kirsten Dunst. Director: Keith Gordon. Fine Line Features. Whyaduck Productions.


Rick Reynolds' Only The Truth Is Funny
1993. PRODUCER

CableAce Nomination: Best Standup Comedy Special

Rick Reynolds' Only The Truth Is Funny90-minute special for Showtime Network. The highly acclaimed autobiographical one-man show of Rick Reynolds.


Mastergate
1992. CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

MastergateLarry 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.


Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition
1989. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER/EDITOR

Mort Sahl90-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.


The Lost Minutes Of Billy Crystal
1987. PRODUCER/CO-DIRECTOR/EDITOR

CableAce Winner: Best Direction of a Comedy Special

Billy CrystalHalf-hour special for HBO starring Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, others.


W.C. Fields Straight Up
1986. PRODUCER/CO-WRITER

Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Informational Special

W.C. Fields95-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.


But Seriously, Folks
1986. PRODUCER

But Seriously FolksHalf-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.


The Great Standups
1984. PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER

Bob HopeOne-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.


The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell
1982. PRODUCER/CO-WRITER

Marx Brothers in a Nutshell95-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.


In Development

Dick Gregory: The Color of Funny
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER

Dick GregoryFeature-length documentary on the life and career of the first black comedian to gain mass acceptance across racial lines.



The Dick Cavett Interviews
2005.

Dick CavettWeide 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.


Happy Birthday, Wanda June
FALL, 2001. DIRECTOR
Elephant Theater, Hollywood.

Happy Birthday, Wanda JuneKurt 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.


George Burns' 90th Birthday Special
1986. FILM SEGMENT PRODUCER

George BurnsResearched, selected and licensed all vintage film and television clips used in this CBS tribute to George Burns.


Comic Relief & Comic Relief '87
1986. CLIP CONSULTANT

Provided vintage comedy clips used to supplement live performances on HBO telethons benefiting American homeless.


Rollins & 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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