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.