(Director/Producer) is an Academy AwardÂ® nominee and Peabody Award winner for
his documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. He made his feature film
directorial debut with the baseball comedy Summer Catch starring Freddie
Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel. Tollin also directed the award-winning film Hardwood
Dreams narrated by Wesley Snipes. He served as producer on The Show
and the hit films Varsity Blues and Hardball starring Keanu Reeves
and Diane Lane -- all of which were directed by his partner Brian Robbins.
Tollin also produced Big Fat Liar starring Frankie Muniz and the upcoming
The Perfect Score, also directed by Robbins.
Tollin has been honored
with three Emmy Awards as a director and producer. He is currently producing
several television series including, "I'm With Her" for ABC, "Smallville,"
"One Tree Hill" and "What I Like About You" for the WB. He
also served as an executive producer of the HBO comedy "Arli$$" and as
executive producer and co-creator of Nickelodeon's hit shows "All
That," "Kenan & Kel," "Cousin Skeeter" and
"The Amanda Show" as well as TNN's sports series "SlamBall."
A founding member of
Children Now and Common Sense Media, Tollin has a well-established track record
of working to positively influence children's lives. He and partner Brian
Robbins have made youth-oriented programming a primary focus of their work.
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