Colin Kelly Jost is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and head writer for the TV program Saturday Night Live. On March 1, 2014, he joined the show's cast as a featured player and succeeded Seth Meyers as the co-anchor of Weekend Update.
Eastin graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and landed a position as director of photography on two Roger Corman films shooting in Colorado, "Lock & Load" and "White Fury." Shortly thereafter, he loaded his belongings into a Volkswagon camper and headed for Hollywood, where he planned to pursue a career in directing.
On the way to L.A., he began writing a screenplay called "Shadow Dancer," a thriller inspired by the Billy Joel song "The Stranger." By coincidence, the script landed on the desk of producer Zalman King ("Wild Orchid," "Red Shoe Diaries") who optioned it immediately. Eastin then wrote a script about a small town hostage situation, which was produced by Trimark Entertainment and released under the title "Held Up" starring Jamie Foxx. Eastin was also chosen by director James Cameron to pen the "True Lies" sequel.
For television, he created and executive-produced the series "Hawaii" for NBC and "White Collar" for USA.
Douglas Reed "Doug" Ellin is the creator of the HBO television series Entourage. Ellin also served as executive producer and head writer for the series. He attended Tulane University.
Steve Callaghan is a television producer, actor and screenwriter.
George Vincent "Vince" Gilligan, Jr. is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically being the creator, head writer and executive producer of Breaking Bad, co-creator of The Lone Gunmen, and a writer and producer for The X-Files. He has two upcoming series planned: Battle Creek, a police drama, and Better Call Saul, a Breaking Bad spin-off.
Kirker Butler is an American animation writer. He has written and produced several episodes of the animated series Family Guy, and has served as co-executive producer of The Cleveland Show, another series by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
Kerry Ehrin is a television writer. She has worked on the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. She was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series at the February 2007 ceremony for her work on the first season of Friday Night Lights. She was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series the following year at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the second season of Friday Night Lights. Ehrin was nominated for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the third season of Friday Night Lights. She was nominated for the WGA Award for Best Drama Series for the third consecutive year at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the fourth season.
Frank Spotnitz is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work on The X-Files television series.
James Duff is an American television writer, producer and director. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has written plays and television screenplays. He is credited as the creator of the TV series The Closer and Major Crimes.
He is married to Phillip P. Keene, who plays Buzz Watson on The Closer and Major Crimes.
Mitchell Kriegman is an American filmmaker dedicated to developing innovative content for film and television. His production company, Big Big Productions, developed the patented technique called Shadowmation which utilizes real time virtual sets and Bunraku style team puppetry. Among his many honors, he has received numerous Emmys and Parents Choice awards for his work in children's programming. He's the father of three children, each three years apart in age. His latest project, It's a Big Big World is in production at Wainscott Studios, an animation and production facility in Wainscott, New York.
As a screenwriter he has written for Universal, Disney and Columbia Pictures. He also wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay Elmo in Grouchland with Joey Mazzarino the screenplay for the Sesame Street movie The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, a co-production with Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company and Columbia Pictures, as well as the script for the Bear in the Big Blue ...
Joel Gordon Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor. He is best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007 MST3K was listed as "one of the top 100 television shows of all time" by Time.com. Hodgson is currently "movie riffing" with fellow cast members of MST3K under the name Cinematic Titanic, performing live and producing content for DVDs and direct download. He also serves as Creative Lead for Media at Cannae, a Pennsylvania technology firm working on new drive technologies for satellites and other spacefaring vehicles.
Michael Berk is an American television screenwriter. He worked with Douglas Schwartz as a writer on the television series Manimal, and many made-for-television movies. He wrote the earlier scripts of the series Baywatch, but is best known as the creator, co-producer, and writer of the television series The Wizard.
Michael Donovan "Spike" Feresten Jr. is an American television writer, screenwriter and television personality.
Neal Brennan is the Emmy Award nominated co-creator of Chappelle's Show.
Brennan co-wrote Half-Baked and directed The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, and Will Ferrell. As a stand up comedian, he as appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daily, and Lopez Tonight.
Rebecca Sugar is a screenwriter, storyboard artist and songwriter.