George Lefferts

Biography:
George Lefferts is a Writer/Producer/Journalist/Composer. TELEVISION AWARDS:
SIX EMMY AWARDS for “Best Drama” ["Teacher, Teacher," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC. Producer]; “Best Special Series,” ["Specials for Women," NBC, Writer, Producer, Director]; “Best Miniseries” ["Benjamin Franklin," CBS, Producer]; “Best Daytime Program” ["One Life to Live," ABC, Writer]; and “Best Daytime Drama” ["Never Say Goodbye," CBS, Writer]. TWO GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: "NBC Specials for Women” &“SOS Andrea Doria,” ADDITIONAL AWARDS: THE CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD for “Best Industrial Film” for “Moonflights & Medicine" [Writer, for Merck, Inc.]; and THE NATIONAL MEDIA AWARD for "Specials for Women," [NBC, Margaret Mead hailed the series as “a groundbreaker for the Women's Movement in America THE ALBERT LASKER MEDICAL AWARD for "Hospital Emergency,” [NBC]/ THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING [Nomination] for "Never Say Goodbye," [CBS] THE PRODUCERS’ GUILD AWARD for

George Lefferts is a Writer/Producer/Journalist/Composer. TELEVISION AWARDS:
SIX EMMY AWARDS for “Best Drama” ["Teacher, Teacher," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC. Producer]; “Best Special Series,” ["Specials for Women," NBC, Writer, Producer, Director]; “Best Miniseries” ["Benjamin Franklin," CBS, Producer]; “Best Daytime Program” ["One Life to Live," ABC, Writer]; and “Best Daytime Drama” ["Never Say Goodbye," CBS, Writer].
TWO GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS: "NBC Specials for Women” &“SOS Andrea Doria,”
ADDITIONAL AWARDS:
THE CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD for “Best Industrial Film” for “Moonflights & Medicine" [Writer, for Merck, Inc.]; and
THE NATIONAL MEDIA AWARD for "Specials for Women," [NBC, Margaret Mead hailed the series
as “a groundbreaker for the Women's Movement in America
THE ALBERT LASKER MEDICAL AWARD for "Hospital Emergency,” [NBC]/ THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING [Nomination] for "Never Say Goodbye," [CBS]
THE PRODUCERS’ GUILD AWARD for producing best original film series, “Breaking Point,” [ABC].
JOURNALISM:
FIRST PLACE, THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNALISM AWARD FOR “BEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER COLUMN IN AMERICA,“ [Two-time winner. Three years as a weekly byline columnist for “THE NEW YORK OBSERVER” and “THE LITCHFIELD TIMES.” “ESQUIRE MAGAZINE” Writer “Violence in Radio” and other articles
ADDITIONAL CREDITS:
"BRAVO PICASSO!” with Pablo Picasso, Yves Montand, and Jacqueline Kennedy, [NBC, Writer & Co-producer];
“THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SPECIALS,” [CBS, Writer/Producer];
“THE TRIAL OF JEAN HARRIS," starring Ellen Burstyne [CBS, Writer].
"RYAN'S HOPE" [ABC, Daytime Emmy Winner, Writer/Producer]; and
"BUD & LOU, THE LIVES OF ABBOTT & COSTELLO," starring Buddy Hackett [NBC, Writer]. He also created, wrote, produced and directed the prime-time series “ALCOA PREVIEW" [ABC] and the serial drama "OUR GROUP" [Lifetime Cable]. He also created and wrote several landmark radio series including
“FRANK SINATRA AS ROCKY FORTUNE,” a mystery-comedy series {NBC, Creator/Writer]; ”X MINUS ONE,” a science fiction series [NBC, Creator/Writer] “WHAT PRICE HEALTH?” with Senator Ted Kennedy [NBC, Creator/Writer];
“NBC THEATER” adaptations of the classics, winner of The Peabody Award] and “LAW OF THE LAND” syndicated series with Attorney Gen. Robert Kennedy et al [Writer & Producer]
MOTION PICTURES:
"THE LIVING END." Wrote and produced, [Variety wrote: "A work of art! The writing by George Lefferts was so pure it was well-nigh perfect!"]
“MEAN DOG BLUES” –starring George Kennedy, scatman crothers, &
"SOLO FOR B-FLAT CLARINET" directed by SYDNEY POLLACK; [Writer/Producer]
"BIRD AND SNAKE" starring ROBERT REDFORD [Writer/Producer];
"MEAN DOG BLUES" starring George Kennedy [Writer/Producer];
"MISS BEAUTIFUL" starring Phil Silvers and Victoria Principal [Writer/Producer]; “DRESSED TO KILL” [Writer] and seven
“MOVIES OF THE WEEK” [20th Century Fox, Writer/producer of seven films for TV
‘THE HARNESS,” STARRING LORNE GREENE, story by John Steinbeck. [Adaptor]
MUSIC:
“FIRE ISLAND – THE MUSICAL!” Full scale musical love story about a couple who fall in love again on Fire Island, in the middle of a bitter divorce. Original Book, Lyrics, and Music by George Lefferts.
THE AMADOU CANTATA” Original opera, ‘ [based on the Amadou Diallo trial in which four NYPD cops were acquitted of firing 41 bullets into an innocent African immigrant.]
ARTURO TOSCANINI & THE NBC SYMPHONY. Wrote the on-air commentary.
“THE JACQUES FRAY PIANO METHOD.” Created and wrote nightly music program on WQXR and invented piano method. Studied composition at the University of Michigan and piano with Lucy Brown.
PUBLICATIONS:
“SPECIAL FOR WOMEN, EIGHT PLAYS BY GEORGE LEFFERTS”[published by Avon Books, see Amazon.com]; “TIME OF ASSASSINS”[political thriller];
“SOMEBODY IS TRYING TO KILL ME!” [Psychological suspense novel] and
“LET JOY KILL YOU!” Memoirs[Lunatics, Lions, Lovers and Liars]
“THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE,” and “IMAGINETICS,” co-authored [with Lyubov Pokrovskaya], two self-illustrated books, based on dream interpretations, extra-sensory perceptions, mind-matter kinetics, and personal near-death experiences, illustrated with “trance-induced paintings and drawings” and written in both Russian and English.
THEATRE:
“THE LONELINESS OF THE ARMADILLO” won a nationwide competition in 2011 and was presented by the Banyan Theater, Sarasota, Florida;
“THE BOAT” staged at the HBO Theater NYC in 2012; his play
“THE PARTY STORE” produced at the HBO Theater, NYC in 2013.
“HEY, EVERYBODY,” starring Hector Alexandre & Roy Scheider
` LINGUISTICS:
“FAMILY ALBUM, ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE,” Author, designer and co-creator of an ‘Incremental Soap Opera’ starting with single-syllable episodes and becoming more complex, designed to teach English as a second languages, recorded and syndicated in 49 countries by Macmillan Publishers.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
TIME-LIFE FILMS, CBS, NBC, DAVID WOLPER PRODUCTIONS & ABC.
C.E.O., GEORGE LEFFERTS PRODUCTIONS, INC.
EDUCATION:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, studied poetry with WH AUDEN; DREW UNIVERSITY, Pre-medical; WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY, Military Intelligence/Information Specialist; O’REILLY GENERAL HOSPITAL, U.S. Army Certification in Radiology ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHIC MATERIAL may be found in the current issues of "Who's Who In the World," "Who's Who in Entertainment," and ‘Wikipedia.com” RECENT WORKS: “The Party Store” two-character full-length play produced by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at HBO Theater. 2013 The Loneliness of the ArmadillO,” a play, presented in 2011 by The Banyan Theater, Sarasota Florida. “The Boat” Ó2013 Play. Produced at HBO Theater 2013, Scheduled for production at The Helen Hayes Theatre Co., “The Amadou Cantata,”opera based on the Amadou Diallo trial “Fire Island – The Musical!”Ó2009, Book, Lyrics and Music by G.Lefferts. “The Penis Dialogues” Ó2010, a comedy for two characters. “Losing It, a Monologue With Puppets” for one actor with life-puppets. “Somebody Is Trying to Kill Me!” Suspense, novel in progress. 450 pp. “The Jean Seberg Story” Ó 2005. Original screenplay” “Solo for B-flat Clarinet” Original screenplay, directed by Sydney Pollack “Bird and Snake” {producer] starring Robert Redford. “If It Isn’t Dark” Ó2002. Original Screenplay. “Finders Keepers” Ó2005 Original Screenplay. “She’s Dressed to Kill” Motion Picture “Swimming with Dolphins” Ó2004. Play. “Hey, Everybody!” Ó2005. Two act play. “Time of Assassins” Ó2008. Mystery/suspense novel. 600 pp. “In Your Dreams!” –2009, Two-act Comedy, five characters. “Dating at Eighty” Ó2005. Book proposal. 80 pp. “The Cull,” short story “Dresden Doll,” short story “Santa Claus Was Jewish?” biography.
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