Jeff Eastin

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Jeff Eastin
Born Jeff Eastin
(1967-03-07) March 7, 1967 (age 50)
Greeley, Colorado, United States
Occupation Producer, TV series editor, screenwriter
Years active 1994–present

Jeff Eastin (born March 7, 1967) is an American television producer and screenwriter. He is the creator of the drama series White Collar and the police drama series Graceland, both on the USA Network. Eastin also served as executive producer and showrunner for both shows.[1][2][3]

Eastin graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and landed a position as director of photography on two Roger Corman films, Lock 'n' Load and White Fury. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in directing.

He wrote a screenplay titled Shadow Dancer, a thriller inspired by the Billy Joel song "The Stranger". The script was optioned by Zalman King. Eastin wrote a script about a small town hostage situation that was produced by Trimark Entertainment; it was released as Held Up starring Jamie Foxx. Eastin was chosen by Director James Cameron to pen the True Lies sequel.[4]

For television, he created and executive-produced the series Hawaii for NBC. He also created Shasta McNasty for UPN, starring Jake Busey.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barr, Merrill. "Exclusive Interview: 'Graceland', 'White Collar' Executive Producer Jeff Eastin". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ Eastin, Jeff (2012-07-10). "‘White Collar’ Creator Jeff Eastin: My Biggest Con". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  3. ^ Weinstein, Shelli (2014-11-17). "Jeff Eastin Sets New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox Television Studios". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  4. ^ Team, The Deadline (2014-06-30). "‘White Collar’ Creator Jeff Eastin Signs With ICM Partners". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael (2010-07-14). "Eastin collars TV deal". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2014-11-17). "Jeff Eastin Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV And Fox TV Studios". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  7. ^ Shattuck, Kathryn (2009-10-16). "Jeff Eastin on His New USA Series, ‘White Collar’". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 

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