Date: May 17, 2010
Rhett Reese, writer and producer, and Paul Wernick, Emmy Award winning producer and writer, wrote and executive-produced the major motion picture Zombieland for Columbia Pictures.
Reese and Wernick first collaborated by creating, writing, and executive-producing The Joe Schmo Show for Spike TV. The series drew Spike’s highest ratings in history. Joe Schmo was named to numerous Best Of lists, including TIME Magazine’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2003 and Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Best TV Shows Ever on DVD. Reese and Wernick followed up with Joe Schmo 2 and Invasion Iowa, a high-concept comedy hybrid starring William Shatner.
Reese has written screenplays for Pixar Animation Studios (Monsters, Inc.), Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation (Dinosaur), Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers (Clifford’s Really Big Movie), among others. Wernick has produced several network reality shows. He has won three Emmy Awards for his work in news.