Pinkner at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
|Born||November 16, 1965 (age 53)|
|Other names||Jeffrey Pinkner|
Jeff Pinkner (born November 16, 1965) is an American television and movie writer and producer.
Life and career
Born to a Jewish family, Pinkner graduated from Pikesville High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1983, Northwestern University in 1987, and Harvard Law School in 1990. He is known for his work on Alias where he served as executive producer. In 2006 and 2007, he worked as an executive producer and writer for the mystery series Lost. The Lost writing staff, including Pinkner, were nominated for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons of Lost.
Pinkner wrote Columbia Pictures's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 script with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The film starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and was directed by Marc Webb. It opened in the U.S. May 2014.
He frequently collaborates with a tightly knit group of film professionals which include J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Adam Horowitz, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Edward Kitsis, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Bryan Burk.
In 2008, Pinkner began developing the FOX science fiction series Fringe, along with co-creators Alex Kurtzman, J. J. Abrams and Roberto Orci. Pinkner served as co-showrunner, executive producer, and writer (titles he shared with J. H. Wyman) through the show's fourth season. After the conclusion of season four, Pinkner left the series. Episodes he contributed to include:
- "The Same Old Story" (01.02) (co-written by Orci, Abrams, and Kurtzman)
- "The Arrival" (01.04) (co-written by Abrams)
- "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones" (01.07) (co-written with Abrams)
- "Bound" (02.11) (co-written by Abrams, Orci, and Kurtzman)
- "The Road Not Taken" (01.19) (Pinkner and supervising producer J. R. Orci co-wrote the teleplay, based on a story by consulting producer Akiva Goldsman)
- "There's More Than One of Everything" (01.20) (Pinkner and Wyman co-wrote the teleplay, based on a story by Goldsman and executive producer Bryan Burk)
- "Night of Desirable Objects" (02.02) (co-written with Wyman)
- "August" (02.08) (co-written by Wyman)
- "Peter" (02.16) (Pinkner, Wyman, and supervising producer Josh Singer wrote the teleplay based on a story along with Goldsman)
- "Brown Betty" (02.20) (co-written with Goldsman and Wyman)
- "Over There (Part 1)" (02.22) (co-written by Wyman and Goldsman)
- "Over There (Part 2)" (02.23) (co-written by Goldsman and Wyman)
- "Olivia" (03.01) (co-written with Wyman)
- "Entrada" (03.08) (co-written by Wyman)
- "The Firefly" (03.10) (co-written with Wyman)
- "Subject 13" (03.15) (co-written with Goldsman and Wyman)
- "Stowaway" (03.17) (Danielle Dispaltro wrote the teleplay, based on a story from Pinkner, Wyman, and Goldsman)
- "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" (03.19) (Pinkner and Wyman wrote a teleplay based on a story along with Goldsman)
- "The Day We Died" (03.22) (Pinkner and Wyman wrote a teleplay based on a story along with Goldsman)
- "Neither Here Nor There" (04.01) (Pinkner and Wyman wrote a teleplay based on a story along with Goldsman)
- "Subject 9" (04.04) (co-written with Goldsman and Wyman)
- "Making Angels" (04.11) (co-written by Wyman and Goldsman)
- "Nothing as It Seems" (04.16) (co-written with Goldsman)
- "Letters of Transit" (04.19) (co-written by Goldsman and Wyman)
- "Brave New World (Part 1)" (co-written by Wyman and Goldsman)
- "Brave New World (Part 2)" (co-written by Wyman and Goldsman)
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Yes||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci|
Co-story writer with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and James Vanderbilt
|2016||The 5th Wave||No||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman|
Based on The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
|2017||The Dark Tower||No||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Akiva Goldsman & Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel|
Based on The Dark Tower by Stephen King
|Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||No||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg and Jake Kasdan|
|2018||Venom||Yes||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel|
|2019||Untitled Jumanji third film||Yes||Yes||Co-screenwriter with Scott Rosenberg|
|TBA||Creature from the Black Lagoon||Yes||No||In development|
Part of the Dark Universe
Based on Creature from the Black Lagoon
|1998||Ally McBeal||Yes||Writer (1 episode)|
|1998–2000||Profiler||Yes||Writer (3 episodes)|
|1999–2000||Early Edition||Yes||Writer (3 episodes), story editor|
|2000||The $treet||Yes||Yes||Writer (2 episodes); co-producer|
|2001–2006||Alias||Yes||Yes||Yes||Writer (12 episodes); producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer|
|2006–2007||Lost||Yes||Yes||Writer (4 episodes), executive consultant|
|2007–2008||October Road||Yes||Consulting producer|
|2008–2012||Fringe||Yes||Yes||Writer (26 episodes)|
|2015–2017||Zoo||Yes||Yes||Co-creator; writer (3 episodes)|
- Variety Magazine: "Abrams keeps it all in the fan family - J.J. and his collaborators conquer Hollywood" By Cynthia Littleton October 16, 2009 |"We're all self-deprecating short Jews, with the exception of Bob Orci"
- Werthheimer, Linda (May 20, 2006). "Dramas Edge Reality Out of New TV Season". National Public Radio. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- Sneider, Jeff (September 28, 2012). "Marc Webb to direct 'Spider-Man 2'". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
- Jensen, Jeff (September 11, 2009). "Fall TV 2009: Fringe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
- Trechak, Brad (April 10, 2008). "Lost producer goes to the Fringe". AOLTV. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- Ng, Philiana (June 19, 2012). "'Fringe' Co-Showrunner Jeff Pinkner Exits for Final Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
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