Wayne Kurzeja

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Wayne Kurzeja is an American entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker, and inventor based out of Chicago, Illinois.


Kurzeja is a licensed attorney with degrees from John Marshall Law School. He holds an OPM/executive education certificate from Harvard University and has worked as a professor of advertising and marketing in Lewis University's School of Marketing MBA program.


Kurzeja's career includes a 20-year stint as president of Advertising Services Company, where he handled clients such as Kohl's, Ace Hardware, A&P Foods, and Columbia Pictures, among others. The company published Barrington Magazine[citation needed] and produced more than 3,800 TV and radio commercials.[citation needed]

After a brief stint as an associate at Tenney and Bentley, Kurzeja founded Digi-Flicks International, Inc.[1][2] As president from 1995 to 2005, Kurzeja immersed himself in filmmaking and invention by designing and patenting anti-piracy devices for motion pictures. Currently, the company is run under the name DFE Technologies, Inc..

In 2004 Kurzeja founded Gela-Thin Corporation, Inc., where he's filed patents for several weight-loss products.[citation needed] On April 19, 2008, he was a finalist on the PBS series Everyday Edisons, where he showed off one of his latest inventions.[3]


  • National Defense Medal, U.S. Navy, 1969-1970
  • Motion Picture Hall of Fame Award for patented anti-piracy design, 2004


  • Bloodhead (2004, executive producer)[4]
  • The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004, co-executive producer)[5]


  • The Presidential Quotient (1980, Chicago Review Press)
  • The Presidential Puzzlers (writer-narrator for 1982 television special distributed to all PBS stations via National Educational Network Satellite)