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Outlining With Jeff Schimmel

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


30-year veteran Writer/Producer Jeff Schimmel will be back in Phoenix, and he’s devoting his entire Sunday, May 6th to Arizona writers.

Jeff has created an exciting, all new, four hour class – and promises every writer in attendance will learn, regardless of experience, how to build a complete, fool-proof movie outline plus a full “reverse” outline, and develop an understanding of the industry standard, three act structure.

Seats are very limited.

In 1986, Jeff Schimmel began his Writing/Producing career by selling his original Cold War spy thriller, Archangel, to Phoenix Entertainment Group. Soon after, Jeff was picked by comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield and award-winning Writer/Director Harold Ramis to co-write the Warner Brothers animated film, Rover Dangerfield. This led to a sports comedy screenplay assignment from Orion Pictures/20th Century Fox, and his first TV writing job as Story Editor on ABC’s top ten sitcom, Full House.

Next, Jeff co-wrote/produced The Schimmel Papers, a series of short films for Fox TV’s Sunday Comics, then wrote for the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series, In Living Color, worked as Story Editor on the WB network’s first-ever sitcom, then as Writer/Producer on Laughing With The Presidents, NBC TV’s final comedy special starring Bob Hope.

In 1996, Jeff sold a WWII drama, To See You Again, to Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studios, wrote the dark comedy screenplay, True Blue, for MGM/UA and Oscar-winner Martin Landau’s Pentagon Pictures, and has provided rewrite and script consulting services on numerous TV and movie projects like A Low Down Dirty Shame, a cutting edge TV variety show, Bargain Basement Late-Night for Twentieth Television, etc. Jeff ventured into the game show world, contributing his joke writing skills to 100+ episodes of NBC’s Balderdash and consulting on 200+ episodes of Funny You Should Ask. Jeff has also written/produced one hour and half hour comedy specials for HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central, plus Comedy: Coast To Coast, a series of six one-hour syndicated specials.

In the mid 2000’s, Jeff spent three seasons as Supervising Producer on Mind of Mencia, Comedy Central’s controversial, but highly-rated, sketch series, was Supervising Producer on No Strings Attached, a one hour Comedy Central special, and was Consulting Producer on Comedy Central’s Last Laugh ’05 year-end special. Jeff also co-wrote the Russian animated series, Where’s Hunter?, wrote an original pilot for Girls, Inc., a single camera comedy to be produced in Israel, was commissioned by the Premier of Bermuda to create “on location” TV projects, was Creative Consultant on the indie horror film, The Hybrids Family, which won Best Feature Comedy at 2015’s IFF Festival, and, in 2016, was Executive Producer on the Fuse network’s Skee TV series.

Jeff has appeared as a lecturer at L.A.’s Screenwriting Expo, speaks at prestigious universities and film schools, has worked closely with the WGA to protect the rights of writers, and is currently developing unscripted TV projects with entities such as ITV Studios, Lionsgate, Maverick/All3Media, and Anonymous Content. Jeff has also written/produced for BET, MTV, CMT, Cinemax, Canada’s Paragon Productions, Caravan Pictures, etc.

Since 1988, Jeff has written/produced for diverse TV and film notables such as Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Robin Williams, Harold Ramis, Steven Spielberg, Dave Chappelle, Bob Hope, Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, William Shatner, Jon Stewart, David Steinberg, John Stamos, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Damon Wayans, Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Lewis Black, Susan Sarandon, David Alan Grier, Stephen Colbert, Gene Simmons, Paul Rodriquez, Bill Engvall, Louie Anderson, Howie Mandel, Jay Mohr, Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, Don Johnson, RuPaul, Sinbad, Cheech Marin, Carlos Mencia, and Jeff’s late brother, the American Comedy Award’s Stand-Up Comic Of The Year, Robert Schimmel.


May 6
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Carlo DallOlmo


East Valley Institute of Techn
1601 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
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