Jack Leiv

Jack Leiv

Ziggy The Elephant Productions

Screenwriter and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Jack

There's just something about Halloween babies. We celebrate eccentricities and share our joy for life.

From sloppy handwriting to Final Draft, I have always been a writer-- Hardcover Books, Digital Books, Comic Books, Musical Plays, Web Series, Film Shorts, TV Scripts and Feature Film Screenplays.

FEATURE FILM ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS:
JOHN GARFIELD: Rebel Star of Film Noir
LOGLINE:
Before Marlon Brando and James Dean, Hollywood’s first Rebel JOHN GARFIELD beds starlets, defies the Contract system and risks his career, marriage and life. When Studio Heads sell out the Star of Film Noir during the Red Scare, Julie follows the most sacred code of the streets – “Never Rat on Your Friends”.

THE WRECKING CREW (COMEDY)
An under-appreciated/over-sexed Umpire Crew turn baseball into America’s Pass Time, breaking as many hearts as bats while showing you can beat fun at the old ball park.

THE BLOOD CRUISE (HORROR COMEDY)
A cavalcade of former child stars are invited on a Mystery Cruise where each will be pampered to death unless they discover who the killer is before reaching the Port of No Return.

RATS ON A RAFT (HORROR COMEDY)
A Russian Ghost freight ship carrying luxurious fur coats and perfume is lost at sea after the crew mysteriously disappears, and the Key West “wreckers” who attempt to salvage the cargo confront Super Mutant Rats.

TV LOGLINES SAMPLING:

CUBANO (One Hour Epic Drama)
A Modern Day Tale of Two Cities - opens old wounds when normal relations with Cuba reunite a successful Miami family with its Cuban cousins as both are caught in the cross currents of money, power and desire.

HEY PD (One Hour Dramedy)
During her rookie year as a Public Defender of Cook County, LANA GOLD learns she’s not in her ritzy Highland Park suburb anymore.

Home of the Brave (One Hour Drama)
The revelation of an Iranian plan to build a homeland on the moon re-ignites the Space Race, and a new American President must set aside personal feelings if America is to win.

XYZ: LA (Half Hour Dark High Concept Comedy)
Art imitating life takes on a whole new meaning when a desperate writing staff for a cable crime series, unwittingly become serial killers to keep their show going long enough to get into
syndication.

MIXED DOUBLES (Half Hour Comedy)
A lesbian body double and her Art Director wife, living in a WEHO duplex with a gay stuntman and his puppeteer sister, dish on their respective Hollywood work week during their Sunday tennis match.

THE COMMITTEE (Half Hour Comedy)
Buried in the basement of The Capital, The Arts & Culture Committee tries to find its political legs, but can't get a step up without real and ideological pratfalls.

OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN CLEVELAND (Half Hour Comedy)
On the eve of his retirement, OLLIE G.GOLDSMITH’s worst American Nightmare comes true, his five adult children move back home.

ELLEN THE FELON
When Ellen Silverman’s Beverly Hills world gets turned upside down, she survives Compton High School with the help of a new identity forged by her former housemaid’s daughter.

DEAR LOVE LAWYER
Try asking Google, “Where is Love?” and you’ll be lost, until The Love Lawyer provides his twisted love advice.

SOCIAL PORPOISE
Social media misfits unite to form a more perfect union through cosplay, cheerful hacking, and whimsical corporate anarchy.


2016 TV COMEDY SPEC SCRIPT: "BROOKLYN NINE NINE"

ORIGINAL TV PILOT PROJECTS:
CREATOR/WRITER/CO-WRITER James Moorer

COMEDY/DRAMEDY SLATE - The Committee; Dear Love Lawyer; Our Father Who Art in Cleveland; Ellen the Felon; Hey PD; XYZ:LA; C.Y.O.C.; Social Porpoise; The Naughty Librarian; Inside The Egg Carton
DRAMA/SCI-FI - Cubano; Black in Blue; Home of the Brave; Correction; Penance; Suspended; Sermon; Size Seven Red; Connected; Dumas; The Devil’s Paw; The Embraced, Ganymeade; Peacock; Birthquake; Sugar by Night; Voluptuous; Furious Angels; Infertile; Chameleon
(Many Pilots scripts available, some still in the works).

TV SPEC SCRIPTS:
2016 Brooklyn Nine Nine
2014/2015 Two Broke Girls; Mike & Molly; Criminal Minds

ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM PROJECTS: (some screenplays available, some still in the works)
Still Julie: The Life and Times of John Garfield; The Wrecking Crew; The Blood Cruise; Rats on a Raft; The Mitzvah Kings; Deus Ex Joshua; By The Time I Get to Brooklyn; The Back Up Singer; Hear Me Roar; The Pledge Master; Batteries Not Included

Collaborators Welcome - leave your fun prints all over the joint.

Jack Leiv (Jack of All Genres)


Name: Jack Leiv

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Ziggy The Elephant Productions

Occupation: Screenwriter and Producer

Unique traits: Genuine Schmoozer with the Midwestern Discipline to Execute Projects On Time and Within Budget

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

  • Northwestern University School of Law

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  • Since: July 2015
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