Creator of Five Produced One-hour Drama Series... Chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences... Writer of a #1 Box Office Feature Film... Winner of the Writers Guild Award... PBS Investigative Reporter... CNN Correspondent... Nationally Published Book Author... member of Directors Guild, Writers Guild...
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CNN correspondent-turned-screenwriter Bryce Zabel has created five primetime network television series and worked on a dozen TV writing staffs. An on-screen credited feature writer in both live-action and animation, he has written and produced for nearly all major networks and studios and worked with talents like Steven Spielberg, Stan Lee and David E. Kelley.
Bryce has recently focused on securing the rights to and developing a screenplay for a compelling trio of film projects based on or inspired by true stories: Majic Men, about the Roswell investigators; The Last Battle, about the final week of World War II in Europe; and Let’s Do It, about the first full-length student film ever produced. Bryce has recently optioned Captured, the original missing time story of Betty and Barney Hill.
In 2008, Bryce received the Writers Guild of America (WGA) award for writing his third four-hour Hallmark mini-series, Pandemic. He has received credit on produced films and miniseries that include Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Blackbeard, and The Poseidon Adventure. He wrote SyFy’s first original film, Official Denial, and the first film in the Unsolved Mysteries MOW franchise, Victim of Love.
Bryce served as the elected chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and was responsible for the post 9/11 Emmy awards as well as the negotiations which led to an unprecedented 250 percent license fee increase for the telecast. He has been an award-winning on-air PBS investigative reporter, an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), AFTRA and the WGA.
After a successful run as a hardcover edition for Keyhole Publishing, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact will be given a national publication exposure as a trade paperback in May 2012 through New York’s Career Press. The material is being developed for television by Bryce's Stellar Productions.
In addition to the Emmy-winning Dark Skies (released on DVD 2011), Bryce has received the WGA “created by” or “developed by” credit on Kay O’Brien (CBS), M.A.N.T.I.S. (FOX), The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (SYN) and E.N.G. (CTV). His other series work includes Steven Spielberg’s Taken, L.A. Law, Life Goes On and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Besides three WGA nominations and one win, his work has been nominated by the Environmental Media Association, Mystery Writers of America and the LA Emmy awards.
Bryce also created and edits the film review website, Movie Smackdown! He has a social network Klout score that's been as high as 66, defined as someone with “great content that spreads like wildfire”, whose "opinions are wide-spread and highly trusted...regularly recognized as a leader" in the industry.