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Jeffrey Blitz

Jeffrey Blitz

American film director, film producer and screenwriter
Jeffrey Blitz
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Intro American film director, film producer and screenwriter
Is Film director Screenwriter Film producer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1969, Bergen County, USA
Age 51 years
Education
Johns Hopkins University
University of Southern California
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Awards
Primetime Emmy Award  
Jeffrey Blitz
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Biography

Jeffrey Blitz is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter from Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2002 documentary, Spellbound, and won the Dramatic Directing Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his 2007 film, Rocket Science.

Blitz won the 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, for The Office episode "Stress Relief".

Personal life

Blitz was born to a Conservative Jewish family and raised in an upper-middle-class household in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His mother, a pediatrician, was an immigrant from Mois├ęs Ville, Argentina, and his father was a research psychologist. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and a master's degree in 1991 from Johns Hopkins University. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His brother is comedy writer Andy Blitz.

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