David H. Steinberg

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David H. Steinberg
For other people named David Steinberg, see David Steinberg (disambiguation).

David H. Steinberg is a writer, director, and producer for film and television. He wrote the screenplays for American Pie 2, Slackers, National Lampoon's Barely Legal, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love and The Simpsons.

Career[edit]

David H. Steinberg grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut where he attended William H. Hall High School, entered Yale at age 16, and earned his law degree from Duke University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the law review.[1] After four years of entertainment law in Atlanta and New York, he abandoned his legal career to attend USC's Peter Stark Producing Program.[2] Before graduating, Steinberg sold his first spec script called Slackers.[3] Steinberg was immediately hired by Universal to write the first two drafts of American Pie 2.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Steinberg also wrote After School Special, a story about three high school friends who attempt to make a porn movie.[5] The movie was eventually released under the title National Lampoon's Barely Legal.[6] In addition, Steinberg wrote the seventh film in the American Pie series, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, released in 2009.

Steinberg wrote and directed the short film The Babysitter, starring the Academy Award-winning Brie Larson, which went viral with over four million views on the now-defunct Atom Films before achieving immortal status on Funny or Die.[7] His feature film directorial debut Miss Dial stars Robinne Lee and Sam Jaeger[8] and premiered at the Macon Film Festival on February 16, 2013, where it received the Audience Choice Award.[9] It was released on DVD and VOD by Phase 4 Films in 2013.

He wrote DisneyToon Studios' Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow Games, which premiered on the Disney Channel and the DreamWorks animated feature film Puss In Boots. He also wrote the live-action body-switching movie Furry Friday for New Line Cinemas[10] and created and executive produced a TV pilot for ABC Family called Phys. Ed. His most recent script to go into production is Kindergarten Cop 2.[11]

Steinberg has also written many other scripts for the major film studios. These include:

In addition, his debut novel, a coming-of-age comedy, Last Stop This Town, was published in 2012.[12]

The Simpsons[edit]

He wrote the season 25 episode "Pay Pal" for which he was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.[13]

Space Racers[edit]

Steinberg helped create the animated pre-school series Space Racers which airs on Sprout.[14]

Yo-kai Watch[edit]

Steinberg is the head writer on the U.S. adaptation of the hit Japanese anime series Yo-kai Watch. With his writing partner Keetgi Kogan, he wrote 53 episodes in the first and second seasons which air on Disney XD.[15] He is currently writing season three of Yo-kai Watch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott DeVaney: AtomFilms Filmmaker Focus: The Babysitter Interviews
  2. ^ Will Plyler: Done Deal Pro Interview with David H. Steinberg
  3. ^ Christopher Wehner: American Slacker: Interview with David H. Steinberg
  4. ^ Jeffrey Berman: Comedically Speaking: An Interview with David H. Steinberg
  5. ^ Will Plyler: Done Deal Pro Interview with David H. Steinberg
  6. ^ National Lampoon's Barely Legal theatrical trailer
  7. ^ Funny or Die, The Babysitter
  8. ^ Daily Variety, Jaeger on the Line
  9. ^ Reel Georgia, Macon Film Festival Award Winners
  10. ^ Daily Variety, Steinberg Tapped for "Furry Friday"
  11. ^ Kindergarten Cop 2
  12. ^ The Florida Alligator, American Pie Screenwriter Releases Book
  13. ^ Writers Guild Awards, 2015 Nominees
  14. ^ Animation Magazine, KCET Hosts "Space Racers" Screening in L.A.
  15. ^ Animation Magazine, Yo-Kai Watch Premieres on XD Oct. 5

External links[edit]

David H. Steinberg at the Internet Movie Database