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Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner are three-time Emmy Award nominated writers. They both received BFA's from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts at the Experimental Theatre Wing. Shortly after college, Mr. Allen-Dutton and Mr. Weiner co-created and starred in the Off-Broadway hit, The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop add-rap-tation of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. They performed in over 300 performances of Bomb-itty and it has since played in the West End in London and continues to play around the world. The show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critic's Circle Award, won the Jeff Award in Chicago and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Show at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is published through Samuel French. Mr. Allen-Dutton and Mr. Weiner co-created and starred in the hip-hop sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn for MTV. They were both invited to be fellows at the Sundance Screenwriting Lab with the screen version of Bomb-itty. Their latest play, NERDS, a musical comedy about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, was workshopped at NYU and the NYS&F Festival, and was one of the headlining shows of NYMF. NERDS played at the Philadelphia Theater Company and won Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music at the Barrymore Awards. Mr. Allen Dutton and Mr. Weiner received three Emmy Award nominations for their writing on Robot Chicken on Adult Swim. They both reside in Los Angeles.
Jordan Allen-Dutton was born in Palo Alto, California. He is a Fulbright and Henry M. Luce Grant Nominee, and the first recipient of the Artist Scholar Award at NYU. Mr. Allen-Dutton's works for theater and film include, Kiera's Marbles, /joinsolitude, GeneWar, Junkie, Still Single, ARPA-Net, and Club Zig Zag. In 2003, Mr. Allen-Dutton invented the first talking travel phrase-book for mobile devices, iLingo, and founded the software company, Talking Panda. Talking Panda products have been featured in Time Magazine and are sold worldwide.
Erik Weiner was born and raised in San Francisco. He received the first ever Tisch Award at New York University. Mr. Weiner made his feature film debut in the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy, Brown Sugar. He played the role of Dragon on HBO's series, Unscripted, executive produced and directed by George Clooney. Mr. Weiner served as Head Writer for the 2010 and 2011 MTV Movie Awards and Creative Producer of the 2011 Emmy Awards. He received three Emmy Award nominations for writing on "Robot Chicken". Mr. Weiner won a Peabody award for his writing on CNN Heroes. As an actor, Mr. Weiner won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series, playing Agent Sebso on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire", executive produced by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.