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Jeffrey E. Lengyel, M.F.A.

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Work Phone: 213.740.3317

Jeff Lengyel began his career with the original screenplay Matewan 1921.

Lengyel has had extensive feature production and development experience at Elephant Walk Entertainment and Warner Bros. as a director/producer on projects including New Jack City, House Party II, Gunpoint, BodyCount, Indian Bingo and Lady Cop.

He sharpened his comedy craft as a director/co-writer of ten comedy pilots/series, including Inside Scoop and Totally Ridiculous with Airplane! co-creator David Zucker.

Lengyel also produced and directed three highly praised History Channel films: Underground Railroad, Navajo Code Talkers and Hells Angels. His dramatic reality series include Arrest & Trial and Scariest Places On Earth.

Lengyel also works in New Media, wherein he recently finished the web series Ten Day Take and helped create Juvee Mobile, an original youth content network. He is currently working on an indie feature titled Night In Hell and is also building a new talent management/production company called Firstlight.