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Erik Jendresen

Erik Jendresen

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As co-creator, lead writer, and supervising producer of the miniseries Band of Brothers for HBO in 2001, Erik Jendresen was one of the recipients of that year's Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. As a writer, producer, and showrunner for television, his projects include Killing Lincoln for the National Geographic Channel; Special, a series based on the documentary filmmakers of the 1960s for (with Marti Noxon, also for Nat Geo); a series based on the stories of the French Foreign Legion (with Dimitri Rassam); a series based on the Francis Ford Coppola film, The Conversation (with Christopher McQuarrie); The Pony Express (with Robert Duvall); an eight-hour adaptation of Gregory Maguire's novel, Wicked (ABC); The 43, a six-hour mini-series about WWII British ex-servicemen fighting fascism on their home soil (BBC/NBC); A Slave in the White House, an eight-hour miniseries chronicling the story of James Madison's slave, Paul Jennings (with Tyger Williams, for ABC); Castner's Cutthroats, a six-hour miniseries about the Battle of the Aleutians (Discovery Channel); No Man's Land, a twelve-hour miniseries about the European Theater of the war to end all war (with Christopher McQuarrie); Rocket Men, a ten-hour miniseries about Wernher von Braun and the men who took us to the moon and beyond; Climb to Conquer, a ten-hour miniseries about the 10th Mountain Division in World War II (with Wildwood); and Shot All to Hell, a four-hour miniseries about the James-Younger Gang and the Northfield, Minnesota, raid (TNT). As a writer/producer for film, his current projects include Mission: Blacklist (directed by Rodrigo Cortes), Saint-Ex (directed by Christopher McQuarrie), Solo (directed by Antonio Banderas), an adaptation of Walter Tevisa The Man Who Fell To Earth (directed by David Slade), Aloft (developed with Robert Redford), The Mariner (directed by Christopher McQuarrie for Twentieth Century Fox). He lives on a 105-year-old Dutch former-naval vessel in Sausalito, California and on the Catawba River, North Carolina.