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Jay Abramowitz graduated from Wesleyan University and attended UCLA Film School, where he supported himself by driving tours to the homes of the stars. He went on to write and produce a dozen situation comedies, as well as comedy pilots for Warner Bros. Television, CBS and ABC. Abramowitz has conducted comedy-writing workshops at the American Film Institute and consulted on projects for Columbia/Tri-Star International Television.

He was head writer on the animated PBS series Liberty’s Kids, an account of the American Revolution that blended fact, fiction and comedy and utilized the vocal talents of, among others, Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening and Walter Cronkite. 

Tom Musca earned his MFA at UCLA Film School and went on to produce and co-write the Warner Bros. film Stand and Deliver, which is part of the Library of Congress collection. He has written roles for Andy Garcia, James Gandolfini, America Ferrera, Benicio del Toro, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez and Raquel Welch. Television credits include working as Executive Story Consultant and writing several episodes of the NBC television series You Again? with Jay Abramowitz. Musca just finished writing and directing the feature film comedy Chateau Vato and is currently the Coordinator of the MFA Screenwriting Concentration at the University of Miami.