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Chad Gervich

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Chad Gervich is a television writer/producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright.  He is currently Co-Executive Producer on Paramount+s' upcoming I Wanna Rock, a three-part documentary chronicling the untold stories of music's greatest genre: 80s metal.

As a writer and producer, Chad has worked for various scripted, variety, talk, doc, game and late-night series, including:  HBO Max's critically acclaimed documentary, Gaming Wall Street, starring Kieran Culkin; E!'s hit comedy After Lately, starring Chelsea Handler; Amazon's This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy, produced by Adam McKay and starring Kal Penn; and others.  As a host writer, Chad has written for some of the industry's top talent, including Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen, Lance Bass, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Rob Dyrdek, and others.  He has also written, produced or developed shows and pilots for Hulu, Paramount+, ABC, Fox, MTV, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, YouTube Premium, CBS Studios, TruTV, Food Network, TLC, and Facebook Watch.

Chad recently consulted on Singapore's single-camera comedy series, Spouse for House (MediaCorp/Channel 5), which took home three Asian Television Awards, as well as Le Prawn Park and the ATA-nominated competition series, The 5 Search.

Prior to producing, Chad spent five years as a development executive with the Littlefield Company, former NBC president Warren Littlefield's production company, developing projects for NBC, ABC, Fox, UPN, WB, and Paramount.

As an author, Chad has written two acclaimed industry textbooks: Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business (Random House/Crown) and How To Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation (Focal Press).  Small Screen, Big Picture has become TV's go-to "bible" for writers, producers, execs, and assistants, and is being used as a textbook at schools such as UCLA, USC, Long Island University, National University, and Cal State, as well as training programs like NBC's Writers on the Verge, the CBS Diversity Program, and the WGA Showrunner Training Program.  Chad also authored the best-selling Psych's Guide to Crimefighting for the Totally Unqualified, a tie-in with USA's hit series Psych.

In addition, Chad has taught and designed writing and business courses for schools including UCLA, NYU, Emerson College, Columbia College Chicago, Drexel University, California State, and the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University -- as well as the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop, the Fox Writers Initiative, and the Singapore Media Academy.  Chad has also taught at private workshops and companies like Nike and Mediabistro -- plus around the world in New York, London, Chicago, Singapore, and Israel.

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