André Nemec

André Nemec (born 1972) is an American writer, showrunner and producer.[1]

André Nemec
Born1972 (age 47–48)
EducationB.A. University of Southern California
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer, television writer, television producer, showrunner

His screenplays include Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,[1] Beverly Hills Cop 4, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the co-creator of CBS's summer hit series Zoo, as well as ABC dramas October Road,[1] Life on Mars,[1] and Happy Town.[1] Other past credits include Alias,[1] Fastlane, Going to California (TV series),[1] and Profiler.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Nemec was born and raised in a Jewish family[2] in Yonkers, New York, where he attended Riverdale Country School with longtime writing and producing partner Josh Appelbaum.[3] He then went on to attend University of Southern California.[3] After college, he reunited with Appelbaum and subsequently broke into the entertainment industry as a television writer.


Nemec's list of early credits include Early Edition[1] for CBS, Going to California for Showtime and Fastlane for FOX. Recognized for his writing talent by J.J. Abrams, Nemec spent three years working on ABC's Alias, where he rose to the level of co-executive producer. He then went on to co-create and executive produce ABC's October Road, Life on Mars, and Happy Town.

Nemec was then re-approached by friend and colleague J.J. Abrams to write Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in the multibillion-dollar film franchise starring Tom Cruise. This was Nemec's first produced feature film. Building on the successful experience Nemec had with Paramount Pictures on Mission Impossible, Nemec and Appelbaum were tapped to pen a reboot of the Beverly Hills Cop film franchise, starring Eddie Murphy. Other film writing projects include the 2014 installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, as well as its sequel, and unaccredited writing work on Now You See Me and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Nemec and Appelbaum also remain active in television where they are writing and developing (with longtime collaborators and friends Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner) under their banner MIDNIGHT-RADIO. As well, the aforementioned foursome, are writing and developing a Sci-Fi cable project for Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studio. He frequently collaborates with a tightly knit group of film professionals which include J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Adam Horowitz, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Edward Kitsis, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Bryan Burk.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "André Nemec". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b Variety Magazine: "Abrams keeps it all in the fan family - J.J. and his collaborators conquer Hollywood" By Cynthia Littleton October 16, 2009 |"We’re all self-deprecating short Jews, with the exception of Bob Orci”
  3. ^ a b Variety Magazine: "Appelbaum & Nemec : Friendship leads to big-budget ‘Mission' - 10 Screenwriters to Watch 2011: Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec" By Todd Longwell December 2, 2011

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