The Wild Spiritual Ride of a Hollywood Screenwriter

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Emmy Award Nominee, David N. Weiss, has written for some of Hollywood’s most endearing family films, from Academy Award nominated features,Shrek 2” & Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius to the Rugrats Movies and Sony's surprise hit, The Smurfs (a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1, world-wide).                   

With his writing partner, J. David Stem, Mr. Weiss served as a head writer on the David Weiss“Rugrats” TV Series and penned th acclaimed perennial Rugrats Chanukah.”  Other TV writing credits include the hit CBS series, Cybill, The CW’s Mission Hill,” and Nickelodeon’s Roundhouse.    

Mr. Weiss also co-wrote Paramount Pictures’ adventure film, Clockstoppers and Columbia Pictures’ family hit, Are We There Yet,” starring Ice Cube.  His Smurfs II opens world-wide this summer as he is currently developing a Ringling Bros. movie for Paramount Pictures.

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 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 Sammy), plus 3 cats, 2 birds, a tortoise and Sandy the dog.

Weaving together stories of his journey from secular Jew, to evangelical Christian Youth Worker, to becoming Torah observant in Hollywood, David’s inspiring presentation is part humor, part adventures in Show Biz, and part candid confessions of a soul in search of meaning.

Join us on Monday May 5th at the Chabad Jewish Center, to hear Weiss’s hilarious and inspiring tale of his wacky journey from secular Jew to dynamic Christian youth leader to an inspired Jew & blockbusting screenwriter. 

Cost is $10 in advance, $13 at the door or be an event sponsor for $180 and get 4 free tickets! 

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