As founder of the Tenafly Film Company and award-winning Sundance filmmaker, Eric has written and directed four feature films, most recently Outliving Emily, based on his short story "The Pact". His films have screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Palm Springs and Bangkok. The New York Times called his film Second Best, “A funny bitter understanding of male competition and ego. This smart-enough-to-make-you-squirm comedy is ripe with brutal honesty and perverse glee.”
Eric started his career as an ad writer, penning the international bestseller How To Pick Up Girls on the side when only 24 years old. It sold over 3 million copies and was translated into more than 20 languages. In advertising, Eric rose to Executive Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, creating dozens of ad campaigns such as “Be A Pepper” for Dr. Pepper. His work garnered him numerous industry awards, including a Gold and Silver Lion at Cannes.
In the mid-nineties, having got all his kids through college and inspired by the example of his NYU classmate Marty Scorsese, Eric retired from advertising to focus on writing screenplays. These days, Eric oversees both commercial and narrative projects for TF/CO, in addition to writing original screenplays, as well as projects he is developing with several production companies. When not writing, Eric can usually be found attending to his other obsession – golf.
Having spent nearly a decade walking that line directly between the business and creative of producing, Josh joined TF/CO in 2013 to oversee narrative development and production. Feature projects include Trophy Kids, Outliving Emily and the big screen adaptation of How To Pick Up Girls in association with Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced. On the TV side, he’s executive producing period drama The 43 and the animated satire series Man Man Beaver.
Previously, Josh wrote for real people seeking and, from time to time, winning political office. He played rugby back then too. Later, he bought a camera. Some of that camera’s photos have been carried in national publications like The New York Times.
A graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia University’s School of Law where he also studied in the MFA program, Josh splits time between TF/CO’s Los Angeles & New York offices.