Jeff Pinkner

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Jeff Pinkner
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Pinkner at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornNovember 16, 1965 (1965-11-16) (age 55)
Nationality American
Other namesJeffrey Pinkner
OccupationWriter, producer
Years active1996–present

Jeff Pinkner (born November 16, 1965) is an American television and movie writer and producer.

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Life and career

Born to a Jewish family, [1] Pinkner graduated from Pikesville High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1983, Northwestern University in 1987, and Harvard Law School in 1990.[ citation needed ] 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 . [2] 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. [3] In 2010, he has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. [4]

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. [5]

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. [1]

Fringe

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. [6] [7] After the conclusion of season four, Pinkner left the series. [8] Episodes he contributed to include:

Filmography

Film

YearTitleCredited asNotes
Story writerScreenwriter
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 YesYesCo-screenwriter with Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci
Co-story writer with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and James Vanderbilt
2016 The 5th Wave NoYesCo-screenwriter with Susannah Grant and Akiva Goldsman
Based on The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
2017 The Dark Tower NoYesCo-screenwriter with Akiva Goldsman & Anders Thomas Jensen and Nikolaj Arcel
Based on The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle NoYesCo-screenwriter with Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg
2018 Venom YesYesCo-screenwriter with Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level YesYesCo-screenwriter with Scott Rosenberg and Jake Kasdan
TBA Creature from the Black Lagoon YesNoIn development
Part of the Dark Universe
Based on Creature from the Black Lagoon
TBA One-Punch Man PendingYesIn development
Co-screenwriter with Scott Rosenberg, based on One-Punch Man manga series.

Television

YearTitleCredited asNotes
WriterProducerExecutive producer
1998 Ally McBeal YesWriter (1 episode)
1998–2000 Profiler YesWriter (3 episodes)
1999 Ally YesWriter
1999–2000 Early Edition YesWriter (3 episodes), story editor
2000 The $treet YesYesWriter (2 episodes); co-producer
2001 The Beast YesWriter
2001–2006 Alias YesYesYesWriter (12 episodes); producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer
2006–2007 Lost YesYesWriter (4 episodes), executive consultant
2007–2008 October Road YesConsulting producer
2008–2012 Fringe YesYesWriter (26 episodes)
2015–2017 Zoo YesYesCo-creator; writer (3 episodes)
2018 Everything Sucks! Yes
2018 Origin Yes

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