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André Nemec (born 1972) is an American writer and producer. His screenplays include Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Beverly Hills Cop 4, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the co-creator of ABC dramas October Road, Life on Mars, and Happy Town. Other past credits include Alias, Fastlane, Going to California (TV series), and Profiler.
Nemec was born and raised in Yonkers, NY, where he attended Riverdale Country School with longtime writing and producing partner Josh Appelbaum. He then went on to attend New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. After college, he reunited with Appelbaum and subsequently broke into the entertainment industry as a television writer.
Nemec's list of early credits include Early Edition for CBS, Going to California for Showtime and Fastlane for FOX. Recognized for his writing talent by J.J. Abrams, Nemec spent three years on ABC's Alias, where he rose to the level of co-executive producer. He then went on to co-create and executive produce ABC's October Road, Life on Mars, and Happy Town.
Nemec was then re-approached by friend and colleague J.J. Abrams to write Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in the multi-billion dollar film franchise starring Tom Cruise. This was Nemec's first produced feature film. Building on the successful experience Nemec had with Paramount Pictures on Mission Impossible, Nemec and Appelbaum were tapped to pen a reboot of the Beverly Hills Cop film franchise, starring Eddie Murphy. Other film writing projects include the newest installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, as well as unaccredited writing work on Now You See Me. The former film was a commercial success at the box office, but it was also nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Screenplay.
Nemec is also the Executive Producer of the Welcome To Yesterday
Nemec and Appelbaum also remain active in television where they are writing and developing (with longtime collaborators and friends Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner) an adaptation of James Patterson's novel, Zoo, as a one-hour drama series for CBS' 2014 TV season. As well, the aforementioned foursome, are writing and developing two pilot projects for Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studio and TNT Network.
Nemec is also currently producing the sci-fi drama series, Star Crossed for the CW, while developing a pilot for AMC with writer Michael Tolkin.
This is a partial listing of Nemec's work.
- Profiler (1999)
- Going to California (2001–2002)
- She Spies (2002)
- Fastlane (2002–2003)
- Alias (2003–2006)
- October Road (2007–2008)
- Life on Mars (2008–2009)
- Happy Town (2009)
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
- Beverly Hills Cop 4 (2016)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell (2016)