Jeff Schimmel

Jeff Schimmel became a writer purely by accident, beginning his 25 year career by selling an idea for a Cold War spy thriller to a Hollywood production company while still in law school. After earning his doctorate degree, Jeff teamed with Rodney Dangerfield and Harold Ramis to write the full-length Warner Brothers animated movie, Rover Dangerfield. This led to a script assignment for Orion Pictures, and his first TV writing job on the top ten ABC sitcom, Full House.

After writing and producing a series of short films called The Schimmel Papers for Fox TV’s The Sunday Comics, Jeff became a writer on the groundbreaking sketch comedy series In Living Color, worked on the fledgling WB Network’s first sitcom, then served as a producer on the last NBC special starring the legendary Bob Hope.

Soon after, Jeff sold a World War II film project based on a true life story to Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Studios, wrote the comedy feature “True Blue” for Oscar winner Martin Landau’s Pentagon Pictures at MGM/UA, and performed script consulting services on numerous TV and film projects. Over the years, Jeff has also written and/or produced several hour and half-hour comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and first run syndication – and has appeared on camera in many of them. More recently, Jeff spent three seasons as Supervising Producer and writer on Comedy Central’s controversial Mind of Mencia, has served as a TV comedy guest lecturer at L.A.’s Screenwriting Expo, contributed to the NBC/Pax TV game show Balderdash, and is now involved in the development of several reality TV projects.

In addition, Jeff worked extensively with radio industry giants Clear Channel, Radio One, and Emmis Communications as creator and Executive Producer of many top rated radio morning shows around the country.
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