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JAKE KASDAN (Director/Executive Producer) made his feature film debut in 1998 as writer and director of Zero Effect, starring Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller. The following year, he directed the pilot episode for the short-lived, highly acclaimed television series "Freaks and Geeks," on which he also served as a producer. He later directed the pilot for the series "Undeclared."

Kasdan's directing credits include Orange County, starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black; The TV Set (which Kasdan also wrote and produced), starring David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (which Kasdan co-wrote and co-produced with Judd Apatow), starring John C. Reilly, and most recently, Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake.

In recent years, Kasdan has been busy in television as well, directing the pilot episode of the Fox comedy "New Girl," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award, and on which series he continues to serve as an executive producer. He also directed the pilot episode of the Fox comedy "Ben and Kate," (on which he also served as an executive producer) and is an Executive Producer of the upcoming ABC comedy "Fresh Off the Boat".

He resides in Los Angeles.


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