Eric Friedman signs overall deal with Disney Channel
WRITER/PRODUCER ERIC FRIEDMAN SIGNS OVERALL DEAL THAT EXTENDS SUCCESSFUL TENURE WITH DISNEY CHANNEL
Eric Friedman, an Emmy® Award-nominated producer, has entered into an agreement to create and develop new projects exclusively for Disney Channel, expanding his nearly 10-year affiliation with the channel for which he has written or produced five comedy series.
Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Content and Creative Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, said, “We’ve been lucky enough to have watched Eric grow as a writer and producer over a decade, consistently delivering smart, funny shows for us. And now we couldn’t be more excited to have him continue to work his magic bringing more of what kids and families want—Disney quality stories and characters that entertain and inspire.”
Most recently, Friedman was executive producer and showrunner of “Bizaardvark,” which has wrapped production after three seasons (new episodes continue to roll out through 2019 on Disney Channel). He created and executive produced Disney XD’s “Crash and Bernstein”; was a writer on Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally,” the animated series “Teamo Supremo,” as well as Disney XD’s “I’m in the Band.”
Friedman also wrote for Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh” and “Zoey 101.” He began his career at MTV in New York, working on “The Tom Green Show,” “Apt. 2F” and “Downtown,” for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. In 1999, Friedman moved to Los Angeles to work on “The Oblongs” for the WB Network, “Crank Yankers” for Comedy Central and “Cheap Seats” for ESPN Classic.
Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Friedman graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Child Psychology. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children and their rescue dogs.
Friedman is represented by David Stone at William Morris Endeavor and attorney Lev Ginsburg at Ginsburg Daniels.