Dan Abrams

Last updated on 07/31/13

Wrote articles on Reality Television for the Producers Guild of America (for "Produced By" magazine"). Produced & Moderated industry panels for the PGA... http://www.producedbyconference.com/2010/dan_abrams.html and UMEC.la ... http://umec.la/umec-spring-entertainment-panel/pan… Read more


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Credits and Employment History

Producer of LOCK&MONKEY/STORY KNIFE's feature film "Mining for Ruby" (romantic drama / quick pitch: "Silver Linings Playbook" meets "Erin Brockovich")


Consulting Producer for VIDEOTHEVOTE.ORG - Devised organizational system & production schedule/budget, booked interviews & crews, wrote questions & prepped producers/stringers

Supervising Producer of YAHOO/FORD's "Plugged In" Web Series (prodco: Magical Elves) - Led 4 teams, designed games & wrote challenge rules, 1st AD on 8 eps, interviewed contestants, liaised with client Ford Focus Electric.

Producer/Director of the short film "The Knew-it-all" (www.Knewitall.com) which played at the AOF Film Festival (Pasadena) 2011 and the Big Apple Film Festival (NYC) 2011

Consulting Producer for SUNDANCE CHANNEL - RADICALMEDIA / "Diva of Distressed"

Supervising Producer for BRAVO - NOTIONAL / "Rocco's Dinner Party"

Supervising Producer for HGTV - SCOUT PRODUCTIONS / "The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie"

Supervising Producer for SPIKETV - ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS / "1000 Ways to Lie"

Supervising Story Producer for MTV - 495 PRODUCTIONS / "Disaster Date"

Producer - Crazy Legs Productions / "Time to Impact"

Executive Producer - Endemol Digital Studios / "The Smart Show"

Executive Producer - Riptown Media / "Bif Naked Bride" ("Official Honoree" 2008 WEBBY AWARDS)

Executive Consultant for TLC - ORIGINAL PRODS/ "Resolutionaries"

Senior Producer for E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION/ "E! Hollywood Hold'em"

Supervising Post Producer for USA NETWORK - DME / "Ready for the Weekend Movie"

Producer/Director (Field) for USA NETWORK - REVEILLE / "House Wars"

Producer (Segments & Field) for NBC - NASH / "Meet My Folks"

Writer-Producer for THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL / "31st Annual World Series of Poker"

Writer-Producer for E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION / "Mysteries & Scandals"

Industry Qualifications

Elected to and served a 3-year term on the AP Council Board of Delegates of the Producers Guild of America. And I wrote about selling non-fiction shows using "Sizzle Reels" for the PGA's website -


Co-founded the entertainment industry-alumni group UMEC (University of Michigan Entertainment Coalition http://UMEC.la ). Also co-wrote the UMEC Handbook.

Moderated & produced numerous industry panels including:

• PGA's Produced By Convention 2010 - http://www.producedbyconference.com/2010/dan_abrams.html -

- For Details & Panelists see Saturday June 6th at 2:45pm - http://www.producedbyconference.com/2010/sessions.php

• PGA's previous "Sizzle Reels" Seminar - http://corpania.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/PGA_networker_sizzle_article.160201102_std.jpg

• UMEC panel - https://beticketing.com/_E1_view.php?editid1=112

Industry Awards

"Official Honoree" 2008 WEBBY AWARDS for Best Reality Webisode Series


University of Michigan - BA Psychology (Honors Program)

School of Visual Arts - Summer Program in Advertising

UCLA Extension - Screenwriting & Comedy Writing classes

Stuyvesant High School

Technical Equipment

Experienced as a PrEditor on Final Cut Pro, iMovie & Avid Express (not quite ready to bill myself as an Editor exclusively).

Other Skills/Additional Information

I gave a "TEDx Talk" (the minor leagues of the prestigious "TED Talks" organization). My topic was the new meme "Sports Can Save Politics".

I posted it early on YouTube...