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Zabel, Bryce

ZABEL, Bryce


PERSONAL


Born in Oregon; son of Harvey (a teacher) and Lucile Zabel; married; wife's name, Jackie (a writer and producer), 1984; children: Jonathan (an actor), Lauren, Jared. Education: University of Oregon, B.A. (broadcast journalism).


Addresses: Agent Marc Pariser, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager Johnnie Planco, Parseghian/Planco Management, 23 East 22nd St., Suite 3, New York, NY 10010; Geoff Silverman, Flutie Entertainment, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Writer, producer, and executive. Worked as a broadcast journalist in Arizona, including positions as a general assignment reporter, anchor, and host; Cable News Network (CNN), Los Angeles, worked as correspondent until 1981; Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), worked as investigative reporter; Bryce Zabel Productions, principal and producer.


Member: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (chairperson and chief executive officer, 2001), Writers Guild of America West (member of board of directors, 2000).


Awards, Honors: Writers Guild of America Award nomination (with David E. Kelley), episodic drama category, and Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination (with David E. Kelley), Mystery Writers of America, best television episode, both 1991, for "Justice Swerved," L.A. Law; Writers Guild of America Award nomination (with Brent V. Friedman), original long form category, 1998, for "The Awakening," Dark Skies; award nominations from California Associated Press TelevisionRadio Association, Environmental Media Association, Golden Mike Awards, Greater Los Angeles Press Club, Los Angeles Emmy awards, and RadioTelevision News Association of Southern California.


CREDITS

Television Creator; Series:

Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

E.N.G., Lifetime, 1989.

M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 19941995.

Dark Skies, NBC, 19961997.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, syndicated, 19981999.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

(With others) M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 19941995.

Dark Skies, NBC, 19961997.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, syndicated, 19981999.

Television Work; Other; Series:

(With others) Producer, Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

Executive story editor, Studio 5B, ABC, 19881989.

Executive story consultant, E.N.G., Lifetime, 1989.

Executive story consultant, Life Goes On, ABC, 19891993.

Supervising producer, The Fifth Corner, NBC, 19911992.

Consulting producer, The Round Table, NBC, 1992.

Supervising producer, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC, 19931994.

Director of Eye on L.A.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Halls of Power, Fox, 1992.

Total Blue, NBC, 1992.

Broken Mirror, Fox, 1997.

Crime Channel, HBO, 1998.

Eternity Smith, SciFi Channel, 1998.

Missing Link, NBC, 1998.

The Power, Fox, 1999.

Futuresport, Showtime, 2000.

The Calling, 2002.

Black River Falls, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Presenter, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2002.

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared in Leeza, syndicated; Politically Incorrect, Comedy Central and ABC; and Today (also known as The Today Show ), NBC.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Official Denial, 1994.

Radio Appearances:

Guest on radio programs, including programs hosted by Art Bell.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; Series:

M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, multiple episodes, 19941995.

Dark Skies (including "The Awakening"), NBC, multiple episodes, 19961997.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, syndicated, multiple episodes, 19981999.

Teleplays; Movies:

Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story, NBC, 1993.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"Don't Bother, Kayo, It's Chinatown," Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

"A Foreign Concept," Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

(With Peter Lefcourt, Karren Harris, and Norma Vela) "Life's Too Short," Studio 5B, ABC, 1989.

"Watts a Matter?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

(With David E. Kelley) "Justice Swerved," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

(With Jackie Zabel) "Unchain My Heart," Dallas, CBS, 1990.

"Do No Harm," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

"Do the Wrong Thing," Equal Justice, ABC, 1991.

"Hello, Goodbye," Life Goes On, ABC, 1991.

"All Shook Up," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC, 1993.

"The Green, Green Glow of Home," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC, 1993.

"Strange Visitor (from Another Planet)," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC, 1993.

Also wrote episodes of other series, including "Do Me!," an unaired episode of The Round Table, NBC; "Surrogate," an unaired episode of Studio 5B, ABC; and "Wreck the Halls," an unaired episode of Kay O'Brien, CBS.

Teleplays; Pilots:

"Kayo on Call," Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986.

"Friend in Need," E.N.G., Lifetime, 1989.

No Limits, 1991.

Halls of Power, Fox, 1992.

Total Blue, NBC, 1992.

(With Brent V. Friedman) "The Awakening," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996.

Broken Mirror, Fox, 1997.

Crime Channel, HBO, 1998.

Eternity Smith, SciFi Channel, 1998.

Missing Link, NBC, 1998.

The Power, Fox, 1999.

Futuresport, Showtime, 2000.

The Calling, 2002.

Black River Falls, CBS, 2003.

Screenplays:

Official Denial, 1994.

(With Brent V. Friedman) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (also known as Mortal Kombat 2 ), New Line Cinema, 1997.

(Story) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (animated), Buena Vista, 2001.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2001, p. 1.

Hollywood Scriptwriter, October, 1992, pp. 110.

Starlog, November, 1996.

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