David Assael (II)

Writer | Producer
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  • The Jade Pendant * – Writer Po- Chih Leong

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The Jade Pendant
  • * The Jade Pendant started shooting in Salt lake City on September 28, 2015
Short Bio
  • * David Assael is a writer producer who was born on the Lower East Side of New York City. He received an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. He was honored with a New York State Council of the Arts Award for his novel, Where The Spotlight Misses. He has sold original screenplays to Disney, Warner Brothers, Imagine and Twentieth Century Fox. He has also written many pilots for CBS, ABC and NBC. His numerous television credits include, Saint Elsewhere, Miami Vice, Star-Trek, The Next Generation, Northern Exposure and Picket Fences. The Writer's Guild Of America recently honored Saint Elsewhere, Northern Exposure and Star-Trek as "some of the most memorable TV shows of all time." He co wrote with Chip Rosenbloom and Sandy Tung, the screenplay for Evan"s Crime which premiered at the Boston Film Festival on September 19, 2015. He is also the Executive Producer. His latest project is the adaptation of the novel, The Jade Pendant by L.P.Leung. It started shooting in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 28, 2015. The Director is Po Chih Leong.


    Big Sky - (one hour) Team Entertainment, Executive
    2 Pilot Deal: Kushner-Locke/ABC
    Blind Pilot Script (Co-Executive Producer/Creator/Writer) with Lawrence
    Road Docs (one hour) (Co-Executive Producer/Creator/Writer) with
    Lawrence Dworet
    Settlement House (one hour) Nu-House/CBS
    Exec. Producer/Creator/Writer
    Mom's Night Out (one hour) Paragon TV
    Exec. Producer/Creator/Writer
    The Flipside (one hour) Tri Star TV
    Exec. Producer/Creator/Writer
    The Faggios - (one hour) Universal TV
    Iron City (one hour) Orion TV/CBS
    Cheese Brothers (1/2 hour) Orion TV
    All For One (90 minutes) Universal/ABC
    Other Brother (1/2 hour) Taft TV
    Me and Barton (1/2 hour) Quinn Martin/ABC
    Tetragram (ABC/Disney) (development deal)


    Mom's Night Out Edgar Scherick Productions (Co-Exec. Producer/Writer)
    Do Not Go Gentle Preston Fischer Company (Co-Exec. Producer/Writer)
    Dancing on the Dark Side Hearst/ABC/Lifetime (Writer)
    The Fledgling Daniel Wilson Productions
    Choo Choo & Randy Edger Scherick/NBC
    A Whale for the Killing Playboy Productions/ABC
    A Guarded Love CBS
    The Omega Connection Disney/NBC


    Call of the Wild “ Team Entertainment/Animal Planet
    Roar Universal/Fox Network
    Dellaventura Rysher/CBS
    Picket Fences 20th Century Fox/CBS
    Northern Exposure Universal/CBS (6) eps.
    Home Front Lorimar/ABC
    A Year in the Life Universal/NBC (2) eps.
    Star-Trek, The Next Generation, Paramount Television
    The Equalizer Universal/CBS
    Miami Vice Universal/NBC
    Knots Landing Lorimar/CBS
    Trauma Center - 20th Century Fox/ABC
    Gangster Chronicles Universal/NBC
    St. Elsewhere MTM/NBC (3) eps.
    Chicago Story MGM/NBC (Story Editor) (2) episodes
    White Shadow MTM/CBS) (3) episodes


    Every Man's A King- Antonia Productions (Writer-Producer)
    Car Wars - Warner Brothers, Co-Producer
    Evan's Crime Utopia Pictures, Writer/ Executive-Producer
    Accidental Shores Small World Productions, Writer/Executive Producer
    Not in the Cards Golden Lion Productions, Attached as Writer/Director
    Champions Of The Heart Disney, Co-Executive Producer/Co-Writer
    Special Student Edgar Scherick Productions, Producer/Writer
    A Woman's Touch Rosenbloom Entertainment, Co-Producer/Co-Writer
    Hot On Their Heels Jabuli Productions, Co-Writer, Executive Producer
    The Fireman & First Lady Imagine Films, Producer/Writer
    Everybody's Invited Edgar Scherick Productions, Writer/Producer
    Birds of A Feather 20th Century Fox, Writer
    The Bribe Edgar Scherick Productions, adaptation, Writer/Producer
    Alienated, Utopia Pictures, Co Writer, Executive Producer
    The Jade Pendant, screenplay adaptation of the novel, The Jade Pendant by L.P.Leung.

    In Development:

    Arrows of Time, feature, Writer/Producer
    Glazed-Over, half hour comedy, Creator/Writer, Executive Producer
    Badge 7124, hour drama, Creator/Writer, Executive Producer


    New York State Council of the Arts Fiction Award for Where the Spotlight
    Misses, a novel.

    Writer's Guild Award, Best Written TV Series, Saint Elsewhere, Star-Trek,
    The Next Generation and Northern Exposure

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