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Funny In Failure

Jul 25, 2022

DAVID H. STEINBERG (writer, producer, director) entered Yale at age sixteen and earned his law degree from Duke before abandoning his legal career to attend USC’s Peter Stark Producing program. Steinberg’s first spec sale Slackers became a cult classic movie and he has had ten films produced, including three in the American Pie franchise, the DreamWorks animated feature Puss in Boots, and Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games.

As a director, Steinberg wrote and directed the award-winning short film, “The Babysitter,” starring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson, and made his feature directorial debut on the romantic comedy Miss Dial.

In television, Steinberg was nominated for a WGA Award for his work on The Simpsons, and he has written for a variety of animated and live-action series. He was the Executive Producer and Showrunner of No Good Nick, an original series streaming worldwide on Netflix, and currently has another show in development at Netflix, as well as films at Disney and DreamWorks Animation. 

We chat about breaking into the business, killing your screen writing babies, being fired, working with his wife, becoming a show runner, giving back, being delusionally optimistic, collaboration, disappointments and expectations.
The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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