Erik Jendresen

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Erik Jendresen is an author as well as a writer and producer for plays, television, and film.

As a supervising producer of the critically-acclaimed mini-series "Band of Brothers" for HBO in 2001, Jendresen was one of the recipients of that year's Emmy Award for "Outstanding Miniseries", which he shared with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, among others. As lead writer, Jendresen also shared an Emmy nomination for that show in the category of "Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special". The show also resulted in a Golden Globe Award for "Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television", and 20 other awards, including the Peabody Award.

Jendresen is attached to multiple projects in various stages of development, including National Geographic Films' Aloft (starring Robert Redford), The Hot Zone (based on Richard Preston's novel) Fire (based on the Sebastian Junger book of the same name), The 300 Spartans, Explaining Hitler, Cousteau, The Immortals, Journey to the Center of the Earth, a prequel to Star Trek, a 4-hour miniseries, "Majestic-12", a television series based on the history of The Pony Express with Robert Duvall, a television series based on the Francis Ford Coppola film, "The Conversation", with Christopher McQuarrie, a television series "Mars" with NBC, a television series "Neurasthenia" with Melanie Griffith, and an 8-hour miniseries adaptation of "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" with Salma Hayek and ABC.

As a writer/producer for film his projects include "Sublime", directed by Tony Krantz and starring Tom Cavanagh and Kathleen York, "American Voodoo", "Otis" (with director Tony Krantz), "The Big Bang" (starring Antonio Banderas and Sam Elliott, "The Last President" (directed by Anhony Drazan), "The Human Comedy" (directed by Meg Ryan), "Saint-Ex", directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and "Solo", directed by Antonio Banderas.

Jendresen also has to his credit several books, most of which deal with the socio-anthropology of Peru and the Amazon Basin, including "Dance of the Four Winds" and its sequel "Island of the Sun" (both based upon the journals of and co-written with Alberto Villoldo) and the children's book "The First Story Ever Told" (also with Villoldo). "Hanuman" (with Joshua M. Greene, and Li Ming) is a re-telling for children of a portion of the Ramayana.

He is also author of the plays "Malice Aforethought", "Excuse My Dust", and "The Killing of Michael Malloy".

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