Jeff Arch – Writer/Director
Jeff broke into screenwriting and movie history with his script for "Sleepless in Seattle," which single-handedly received and reinvented the romantic comedy form. An instant blockbuster, "Sleepless" enjoyed the highest-grossing opening weekend for a romantic comedy, and was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay and two Golden Globe awards. The screenplay also received nominations from the Writers Guild and the British Academy (BAFTA), while "Sleepless" went on to break the $100 million mark in the US in record time, and nears the half-billion mark worldwide. Jeff also delivered the production rewrite for Disney's popular adventure movie "Iron Will," known as "one of the few movies ever where Kevin Spacey plays a nice guy." In 1999 Jeff wrote and co-produced the romantic comedy "Sealed With a Kiss," starring John Stamos, Annabeth Gish, Angie Dickinson and the late Robert Stack. The movie drew 20 million viewers for CBS and placed 9th in the top 10 shows for that week. Also for CBS, Jeff adapted “Saving Milly,” a harrowing true story based on the bestselling Mort Kondracke book. Directed by Dan Curtis, the movie aired in March 2005, and starred Madeleine Stowe and Bruce Greenwood, and featured Michael J. Fox playing himself. Jeff’s script was nominated for the prestigious Humanitas Prize, and Madeleine Stowe won the Imagen Award for best Actress. 2005 also saw the completion of the Labrador Pictures comedy “Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys,” which Jeff wrote and directed, based on the wildly popular book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Dave Barry, for release in late 2005. Jeff’s current projects include “Two Weeks in Chelsea,” a romantic comedy set in London and Wales, and he has been hired to write “Color My World,” a Broadway musical based on the tunes of the rock band Chicago.