Gene Stupnitsky

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Gene Stupnitsky
Born (1977-08-26) August 26, 1977 (age 36)

Gene Stupnitsky (born August 26, 1977) is a film and television writer and producer. He usually works with Lee Eisenberg, with whom he founded Quantity Entertainment.

Life and career[edit]

Gene Stupnitsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2000.

Television[edit]

In 2005, Eisenberg and Stupnitsky joined the staff of the NBC comedy series The Office, where they remained from seasons 2 to 6. In addition to writing, he served as a co-executive producer and directed two episodes with Eisenberg, "Michael Scott Paper Company" and "The Lover". Although he is not credited for directing "The Lover", similarly Eisenberg is not credited for directing "Michael Scott Paper Company", as only one person can be credited with directing the episode. They also directed The Outburst, a webisode series for The Office. He also acted as one of the Vance Refrigeration delivery guys (Leo), along with Eisenberg, present in several episodes of The Office.

In 2013, Eisenberg and Stupnitsky had a busy year in television, and were listed as two of Deadline Hollywood's "Overachievers" of pilot season. Along with Stephen Merchant, they created, executive produced, and wrote for the HBO series "Hello Ladies", which ran for one season and is set to wrap up in an upcoming HBO special. That same year, they wrote a pilot for ABC based on the popular BBC series "Pulling", in addition to serving as executive producers on the series "Trophy Wife," which currently airs on ABC. They are also executive producing the upcoming series "Bad Teacher" for CBS, which is based on their original screenplay.

Film[edit]

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky have worked together on several screenplays, many of which they have produced as well. Along with Harold Ramis, they wrote the screenplay for Year One, which starred Jack Black and Michael Cera, and was released in 2009. Following that, they wrote and produced the film Bad Teacher, which starred Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. They are serving as producers of the upcoming sequel "Bad Teacher 2."

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky wrote the screenplay for "Ghostbusters III," but it has yet to go into production.

Writing credits for The Office[edit]

  1. "The Fight" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (November 1, 2005) - Season 2
  2. "The Secret" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (January 19, 2006) - Season 2
  3. "Michael's Birthday" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (March 30, 2006) - Season 2
  4. "The Convention" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (September 28, 2006) - Season 3
  5. "Traveling Salesmen" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Michael Schur (January 11, 2007) - Season 3
  6. "The Return" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Michael Schur (January 18, 2007) - Season 3
  7. "Women's Appreciation" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (May 3, 2007) - Season 3
  8. "Dinner Party" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (April 10, 2008) - Season 4
  9. "Job Fair" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (May 8, 2008) - Season 4
  10. "Weight Loss" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (September 25, 2008) - Season 5
  11. "The Surplus" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (December 4, 2008) - Season 5
  12. "New Boss" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (March 12, 2009) - Season 5
  13. "The Lover" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (October 22, 2009) - Season 6
  14. "Scott's Tots" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (December 3, 2009) - Season 6
  15. "The Cover-Up" co-written with Lee Eisenberg (May 7, 2010) - Season 6

Directing credits for The Office[edit]

  1. "Michael Scott Paper Company" (April 9, 2009) - Season 5

Writing credits for "Hello Ladies"[edit]

  1. "Pilot" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1
  2. "The Limo" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1
  3. "The Date" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1
  4. "The Dinner" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1
  5. "Pool Party" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1
  6. "The Drive" co-written with Lee Eisenberg and Stephen Merchant (2013) - Season 1

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