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After graduating with a degree in Art/Semiotics from Brown University, Judd Cherry began working with producer Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3, Pretty Woman, What About Bob, etc.). Judd was subsequently hired as the writer's assistant on Spider-Man 2, working directly with 2 time Academy Award winner, Alvin Sargent (Julia and Paper Moon). Shortly into pre-production on Spider-Man 2, Cherry was asked to write portions of the final shooting draft. After Spider-Man 2, Judd began shadowing director/producer, Shawn Levy on several film and television projects, learning valuable directorial knowledge as well as in depth development and producerial skills. Alongside Levy, Cherry was involved with the hit Steve Martin comedies, The Pink Panther and Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2, as well as the 20th Century Fox mega-hit, Night At The Museum, starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Judd oversaw Night from pre-production all the way through release, making key casting and producerial decisions as well as being responsible for all on-set rewrites during principal photography. Judd furthered his career with director/producer, Ben Stiller, on Tropic Thunder, and in the writer’s room on Brüno, working side by side with Sacha Baron Cohen. In 2009, Judd and Ned Adams formed Cherry / Adams Entertainment, penning several projects and optioning more including serving as producers on Nigel & Oscar vs. The Sasquatch! starring Tim Meadows and Neil Flynn. Judd has received accolades for writing and directing the short film Neighbors, which has screened at film festivals nationwide and won two Grand Jury awards for best comedy short film. Additionally, Judd teaches screenwriting and runs film seminars as the artist in residence at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL. In his spare time he mentors with The Young Storytellers Foundation, teaching elementary students the fundamentals of screenwriting and he also performs improv and stand-up comedy.
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