- Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Live action directors Jeff and Jackie Schaffer have joined the roster of integrated production company Tool of North America. The filmmaking team brings extensive experience in producing and directing television and feature film entertainment, most recently creating FX’s comedy The League, now in its seventh season.
Jeff is a five-time Emmy nominee who has worked with Larry David to write, produce and direct series such as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jeff has also co-written several feature films including The Dictator, Bruno and the HBO original Clear History. In 2010, Jeff was nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy on the strength of the “Seinfeld” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO).
In addition to her work as writer, producer and director on The League, Jackie also has credits as a film producer--including Disturbia and EuroTrip, which Jeff co-wrote and directed.
“We’ve been huge fans of Jeff and Jackie’s work for some time. Both individually and as a team, they have an innate ability to deliver quality entertainment that resonates with audiences,” said Oliver Fuselier, managing partner, live action, at Tool.