About Me

Nick Abdo is a forty year creative professional of Motion Pictures, Television,
and Interactive Media.
His start came in television as an Apprentice Writer on The Odd Couple.
After four months he became Associate Producer of that show, where he
remained in that capacity for the remainder of the series.

He went on to Associate Produce the first three-camera
season of Happy Days and later became a producer of that series as
well as Laverne & Shirley.

He moved on to produce several other situation comedies before moving
into feature films. He functioned as an Associate Producer or Co-Producer
on several films before moving back into television where he produced or
directed episodic television and Movies of the Week.

He developed and Executive Produced Still The Beaver, the first live action
series on The Disney Channel.

In Interactive Media, he produced and directed several edutainment
software programs. He created the concepts, designed the interfaces,
wrote the design documentation, supervised the artwork, acting,
programming, sound design and testing. He also participated in
the marketing of the products.

He is the recipient of an International Television Association (Seattle Branch)
Emerald City 1998 Gold Award of Excellence in Interactive Multimedia
was awarded for Connie & Bonnie’s Birthday BlastOff.

Following that, he spent two years living in the United Kingdom. While there, he supervised
post production on an ABC Mini Series entitled Dreamkeeper for Hallmark Entertainment.

In Feature films, his functions have usually been as a creative sounding board for
the director, with the freedom to make suggestions regarding script, visualization,
acting or sound. During Post Production, he usually handles all of the ADR and
supervised the dubbing of the picture. Some of his most notable credits are
Beaches and Frankie & Johnny.

A short film he wrote and directed, The Erogenous Zone
was nominated Best Short at the 2009 Elgin Film Festival.

Between movies, he directed episodic television and produced several pilots. In television, he functions as both a line producer and a creative producer. He mounts the shows, participates in hiring the key personnel, creates the initial budget and schedule, takes part in casting, and supervises the production. He is very influential in the style and look of the show.

In films, his functions have usually been as a creative sounding board for the director, with the freedom to make suggestions regarding script, visualization, acting or sound. During Post Production, he usually handled all of the ADR and supervised the dubbing of the picture. Some of the more notable titles are Beaches and Frankie & Johnny. He was also a consultant on Pretty Woman where he was brought on to supervise the mix and the Director’s cut.

Between movies, he directed episodic television and produced several pilots.
In television, he functions as both a line producer and a creative producer. He mounts
the shows, participates in hiring the key personnel, creates the initial budget and
schedule, takes part in casting, and supervises the production. He is very influential in
the style and look of the show.

As a producer, his greatest strengths are troubleshooting, and maintaining the budget. He is a particularly strong asset to new directors. Because of his creative insights, he helps guide a new director in assuring he shoots all necessary footage; and help him to make those crucial time saving decisions.

After a brief retirement, he returned the business having written three scripts and currently
works as a film analyst for the California Film Commission.

IMDB Credits.  Visit Nick’s website – www.nabdo.com.