Barry Shore, the Ambassador of JOY, welcomes one of Hollywood’s most successful story tellers, David Weiss. Join them as they discuss Art and LIFE and how the Two interact to bring forth Entertaining and Life Enhancing productions. David is an Emmy Award nominee, has written for some of Hollywood’s most endearing family films, from Academy Award nominated features, “Shrek 2”, “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” and the “Rugrats Movies,” and “The Smurfs” (with a record-breaking 7 weeks at #1worldwide) .” David’s combined box office now exceeds $2.3 billion. As he notes, if only he got a percentage, his parents might forgive him for not being a doctor. With writing partner, J. David Stem,he is in development and is writing the remake of the Jimmy Stewart classic, Harvey, for Netflix. Mr. Weiss co-wrote the family hit, “Are We There Yet,” starring Ice Cube and served as co-executive producer/show-runner on Focus on the Family’s popular “StoryKeepers” video series. You will LOVE this episode.
A member of the Motion Picture Academy and former Vice President of the Writer’s Guild of America, Mr. Weiss has traveled the world, teaching and lecturing on writing and religion. He has also written three books for children, including Kay Thompson’s bestseller, “Eloise in Hollywood” (with Mr. Stem, for Simon & Shuster). Mr. Weiss lives in Los Angeles and has two children with his wife, plus 2 cats, 2 dogs, and the tortoise.An honors business grad of Pepperdine University, Mr. Weiss received his master’s degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Prior to teaming with Mr. Stem, he directed several award- winning shorts and penned the screenplay for the MGM Classic, “All Dogs Go To Heaven”. Emmy Award nominee he has written for some of Hollywood’s most endearing family films, from Academy Award nominated features, “Shrek 2” & “JimmyNeutron, Boy Genius” to the “Rugrats Movies,” “The Smurfs” and “Smurfs 2.” David’s combined box office now exceeds $2.3 billion world- wide.