Daniel Lawrence Abrams (New York City) graduated from the University of Michigan where he produced numerous theatrical productions and concurrently made his first micro-budget feature film. He subsequently produced and directed shows at the Stella Adler Theater, the Powerhouse Theater (which starred Darlene Hunt before she went on to create Showtime's "The Big C") and the HBO/Warner Brothers Television Workspace (starring Jenna Fischer before she was cast on NBC's "The Office").
Dan produced & directed Bodog’s reality webisode series "Bif Naked Bride" which went on to be named an Official Honoree in the 2008 Webby Awards.
Dan co-founded the University of Michigan Entertainment Coalition( the alumni mentorship organization). Dan has been a member of the Producers Guild of America for nearly a decade and was elected to a 3-year term on its AP Council Board of Delegates. An ever-active member, Dan has produced & moderated numerous seminars for the PGA including a sold-out panel at the PGA's 2010 ProducedByConference.com
Abrams' short film "The Knew-it-all" was selected for and screened at both the AOF Film Festival (Pasadena) as well as the prestigious Big Apple Film Festival (NYC).
The feature project package for "The Knew-it-all" was named a Semi-Finalist in the Producers Guild of America's PROSHOW "Producers Showcase 2011" competition. Dan produced "MINING FOR RUBY" (starring Mischa Barton & Billy Zane) and Co-Executive Produced "ON WINGS OF EAGLES" (starring Joseph Fiennes).
As of June 15, 2019, Abrams’ two most recent screenplays (“THE VACATIONERS” co-written by Grant Taylor) and “EXABYTE”) have earned 10 accolades in assorted international screenplay contests:
• Semi-Finalist (Top-24) in the Fade In Awards: Sci-Fi Competition 2019(x2)
• Semi-Finalist (Top-25) in the International New York Film Festival 2019
• Finalist (Top-5) in the Workers Unite Film Festival 2019
• Finalist in Los Angeles CineFest 2019
• 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival Official Selection (separate from BHSC)
• Honorable Mention: London Film Awards (2018)
• Finalist in 2018 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest(x2) (separate from BHFF)
• 2018 Quarter-Finalist Stage32’s Screenwriting Competition
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Semi-Finalist (Top-24) - Fade In Awards: Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition
Official Selection - Beverly Hills Film Festival''s Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist (Top-25) - INYFF: International New York Film Festival's Screenplay Competition
Finalist (Top-5) - WUFF: Workers Unite Film Festival's Screenplay Competition
Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest's Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist - Creative World Awards
Finalist - Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Honorable Mention - London Film Awards' Screenplay Contest
Quarter-Finalist - Stage32’s Sci-Fi Screenwriting Competition
Show Nomination: Emmy Awards (Supervising Producer of Sundance Channel's "The Writers' Room" )
Official Selection - Big Apple Film Festival - Short Film
Official Honoree - Webby Awards - for Bodog's "Bif Naked Bride" Reality Webisode Series
University of Michigan
Stuyvesant High School (NYC)