Mitchell Kriegman

Biography

Winner of four Emmy Awards, the Director’s Guild Award and an American Film Institute Fellowship (AFI) as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mitchell Kriegman began his diverse career as a fiction writer and short filmmaker. His work has been published in The New Yorker, the National Lampoon, Army Man, Glamour, Between C&D, New York Press and Harper’s Bazaar. He joined the team of Saturday Night Live as a filmmaker, performer and writer and worked on the cult classic Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video. He is the creator of the groundbreaking television series “Clarissa Explains It All,” and executive story editor of the original “Ren and Stimpy”. Kriegman also created the children classics “Bear in the Big Blue House,” “Book of Pooh” and “It’s a Big Big World” and wrote Elmo in Grouchland. He has written original screenplays for Rogue, Universal, Disney, Columbia Pictures and others. An excerpt of his memoir “The Crooked People in the Crazy House” was published in the Southampton Review. “Being Audrey Hepburn,” his first novel was sold to St. Martin’s Press and will be published at a date to be announced. “Things I Can’t Explain,” a new book series acquired at Thomas Dunne Books for Fall 2014 release
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