Jeffrey Blitz

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Jeffrey Blitz

Jeffrey Blitz is an American film director, producer and screenwriter from Ridgewood, New Jersey.[1] He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2002 documentary, Spellbound and he won the Dramatic Directing Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his 2007 film, Rocket Science.

Blitz won the 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, for The Office episode "Stress Relief".

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and a Master's degree in 1991 from Johns Hopkins University. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. [2] His brother is comedy writer Andy Blitz.


Directed episodes of The Office[edit]

  1. "The Convict"
  2. "The Negotiation"
  3. "Chair Model"
  4. "Business Ethics"
  5. "Stress Relief"
  6. "The Banker"
  7. "Nepotism"
  8. "Counseling"
  9. "Search Committee"
  10. "Gettysburg"
  11. "Livin' the Dream"


  1. ^ Davis, Erik. "Interview: Rocket Science Director Jeffrey Blitz", Moviefone, August 10, 2007. Accessed September 20, 2011. "I also grew up in New Jersey, although a different part of New Jersey. I set it in Plainsboro, which is in Central New Jersey, and kind of close to Trenton. I grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, which is north of New York."
  2. ^ Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed March 10, 2008.

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