Emmy™ nominated, David N. Weiss, has written or co-written some of Hollywood’s most endearing and successful family films, from Academy Award™ nominated features, “Shrek 2” & “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” to the Rugrats Movies, the surprise hit, The Smurfs (with a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1, world-wide) and Smurfs 2. David’s combined box office now exceeds $2 billion, world wide. (If only he got a percentage, his parents might forgive him for not being a doctor).
With his writing partner, J. David Stem, Mr. Weiss served as a head writer of the “Rugrats” TV Series and penned the acclaimed perennial “Rugrats Chanukah.” Other TV credits include the hit CBS series, “Cybill” (exec. story editor) The CW’s “Mission Hill” (co-producer) and Nickelodeon’s “Roundhouse."
Mr. Weiss also co-wrote the family hit, “Are We There Yet,” starring Ice Cube, Paramount Pictures’ adventure film, “Clockstoppers and served as co-executive producer/show-runner on Focus on the Family’s popular “StoryKeepers” video series. David currently has several original projects in development.
An honors business grad of Pepperdine University, Mr. Weiss received his master’s degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Prior to teaming with Mr. Stem, he wrote and directed several award-winning shorts and penned the screenplay for the MGM Classic, “All Dogs Go To Heaven.”
A member of the Motion Picture Academy and former Vice President of the Writer’s Guild of America, Mr. Weiss has traveled the world, teaching and lecturing on writing and religion. He has also written three books for children, including Kay Thompson’s bestseller, “Eloise in Hollywood” (with Mr. Stem, for Simon & Shuster). Mr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles with his Wife (Eliana), their children (Channah and Sam), plus 3 cats, 2 birds, a tortoise and Sandy the dog.