Writing presents... An Evening with David N. Weiss

February 7, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Writing For Feature Animation

A conversation with screenwriter and Emmy Award nominee, DAVID N. WEISS

Moderated by Jack Epps, Jr.,
Associate Professor and Writing Division Chair

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Free Admission.  Open to USC students, faculty, staff and alumni.




Emmy Award nominee, 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 and last summer’s surprise hit, The Smurfs (with a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1, world-wide).  David’s writing credit has appeared on movies for a combined international box office exceeding $1.9 billion.


With his writing partner, J. David Stem, Mr. Weiss served as a head writer on 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” (staff writer).


Mr. Weiss also co-wrote Paramount Pictures’ adventure film,Clockstoppersand Columbia Pictures’ family hit, Are We There Yet,” starring Ice Cube.  His live-action/CGI sequel, Smurfs II” is currently in pre-production at Sony 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 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 Sammy), plus 2 cats, a bird, a tortoise and Sandy the dog.


Contact Information

Name: Writing Division
Email: writing@cinema.usc.edu