Michael Curtis (TV producer)

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Michael Curtis
OccupationProducer • Writer
Years active1988–present
Known forCreator of JONAS and Executive Producer on Friends

Michael Curtis is a television producer and writer known for Friends and Disney Channel's Jonas.

Early life[edit]

Curtis attended White Point Elementary School in San Pedro, California.[1] and Fallbrook Union High School in Fallbrook, California.

Career[edit]

He was a writer and executive producer of Friends during seasons 2 to 5 and also executive producer (with Roger S. H. Schulman) of Disney Channel's Phil of the Future (season 2, but not season 1). In 2008–2009 he worked with the Jonas Brothers and the Disney Channel as executive producer and co-creator of the series Jonas (Emmy Award nominated season 1, but not season 2). He co-wrote the biblical mockumentary The Making of '...And God Spoke' and directed the series finale of Phil of the Future, "Back to the Future" and the season 1 finale of Jonas, "Double Date". He was co-founder of "Mantis Productions" (2007–2017) alongside Roger S.H. Schulman, co-creator of Jonas and the actual writer of Shrek.}

In 2009, Curtis earned a PhD in religion from the Universal Life Church.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Cotribution Notes
1988 Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Property Assistant
1988 Party Line Second Second Assistant Director
1988 Phantasm II Production Assistant
1988 Survival Quest Production Staff
1988 976-EVIL Production Assistant
1989 Tax Season Second Second Assistant Director
1989 Veiled Threat Second Assistant Director
1989 Think Big Second Assistant Director
1989 The Banker Second Assistant Director
1990 The First Power Second Second Assistant Director
1990 Crash and Burn Second Assistant Director Direct-to-Video
1990 Kid Second Assistant Director
1990 Arduous Moon First Assistant Director Short film
1992 Falling from Grace First Assistant Director
1992 World Song First Assistant Director Short film
1992 Little Sister Second Assistant Director
1992 Miracle Beach Second Assistant Director
1993 The Making of '...And God Spoke' Writer Screenplay

Television[edit]

Year Title Contribution Notes
1988 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Production Staff Award ceremony
1992 Dream On Writer 2 episodes
1992 The Wonder Years Writer Episode: "Scenes from a Wedding"
1992 Great Scott! Executive Story Editor/Writer Executive Story Editor of 12 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Stripe Gripe"
1993 Daddy Dearest Executive Story Editor/Writer Executive Story Editor of 13 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Thanks, But No Thanks"
1995 Double Rush Writer 2 episodes
1995–1999 Friends Producer/Executive Producer/Co-Executive Producer/Executive Story Editor/Writer Producer of 25 episodes
Executive Producer of 24 episodes
Co-Executive Producer of 24 episodes
Executive Story Editor of 24 episodes
Writer of 12 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (1999)
1999 Work with Me Co-Executive Producer/Writer Episode: "Time Apart?"
2000–2001 The Weber Show Co-Executive Producer/Writer Co-Executive Producer of 17 episodes
Writer of 3 episodes
2002 Nikki Executive Producer/Writer Executive Producer of 19 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Welcome to the Rest of Your Life"
2003 Run of the House Consulting Producer Television Series starring Joey Lawrence, Margo Harshman, Mo Gaffney
2003 Old School Executive Producer Television Pilot starring Natasha Lyonne, John Krasinski, Jorge Garcia
2003–2013 The Joe Schmo Show Head Writer/Writer Head Writer of 9 episodes
Writer of 7 episodes
2004 Humor Me aka "The Lost Pilots"" Executive Producer/Writer Television Pilot starring Dane Cook
2005 Love, Inc. Consulting Producer/Writer Consulting Producer of 5 episodes
Writer of Episode: "Thick and Thin"
2006 Phil of the Future Director/Writer/Executive Producer Director of Episode: "Back to the Future (Not the Movie)"
Writer of 3 episodes
Executive Producer of 22 episodes
2006 Haversham Hall Executive Producer/Writer Television Pilot starring Aly Michalka & AJ Michalka
2009–2010 Jonas Co-Creator/Director/Writer/Executive Producer Co-Creator of 24 episodes
Director of Episode: "Double Date"
Writer of 3 episodes
Executive Producer of 21 episodes
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show (2009)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program (2010)
2013–2014 The Soul Man Writer/Consulting Producer Writer of 4 episodes
Consulting Producer of 13 episodes
2014–2015 Melissa & Joey Consulting Producer/Writer/Co-Executive Producer Consulting Producer of 17 episodes
Writer of 5 episodes
Co-Executive Producer of 5 episodes
2016–2018 Bizaardvark Co-Executive Producer/Writer Co-Executive Producer of 22 episodes
Writer of 3 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Point Elementary School". whitepointes-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com. Retrieved 21 August 2018.

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