The wild path to success & sanity of a Hollywood screenwriter

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The wild path to success & sanity of a Hollywood screenwriter

A Shrek of a Trek with David Wise The hilarious and inspiring adventures of a nice Jewish boy who spent years as a charismatic church youth worker before returning to his Jewish roots... via a blockbuster writing career. An evening honoring the 5th yortzeit of Rebbetzin Shaina OBM Charitonow on the 14th of Shvat.

Weiss wrote and directed several award-winning shorts and penned the screenplay for the MGM Classic, All Dogs Go To Heaven. With his writing partner, J.Stem, Weiss served as a head writer for Rugrats and penned the holiday special 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. Weiss also co-wrote the hit family comedy, 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.

Weiss was nominated for a prime time Emmy Award for his work on the Rugrats Mother's Day special and two of his films were nominated for Academy Awards (Shrek 2 & Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius – "Best Animated Feature"). The Smurfs spent a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1, worldwide. His combined box office now exceeds $2.3 billion, worldwide. In 2005, Weiss was elected vice-president of the Writers Guild of America, West.In 2009, after serving two terms as vice-president, Weiss was elected secretary-treasurer of the Writers Guild of America, West. Weiss has also written three books for children, including Kay Thompson's bestseller, Eloise in Hollywood (with Stem, for Simon & Schuster). He is a patron of the Insight Film Festival. He has taught at the Ma'aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem, Israel.

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