Dan Fauci's Bio
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Dan Fauci

Dan Fauci is the creator of the Mastery of Creativity as well as the programs Leadership and Creativity, the Abyss and Samurai.

Dan founded The Actors Institute, a school for professional actors, in 1975. Within ten years, the Institute grew to include branches in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, Austin, Montreal, Toronto, London, Bristol, Paris and several cities in Israel. Dan & the Institute then branched off into producing. Their first production was Looking Glass, a play about Lewis Carroll. Dan then partnered with Ted Danson, & in two years produced three movies for television: When The Bough Breaks (NBC), We Are The Children (ABC), & Follow Your Heart (which Dan co-wrote for NBC) & the series Down Home (NBC).

After four years as an independent producer, he went to work for Paramount Pictures, heading comedy developement. Over the next twelve years he produced over 100 comedy pilots, half of which went to series. The most successful was Frasier, which won five Emmys for best comedy. Other shows he developed were Becker, Clueless, Girlfriends, Lateline & Sister, Sister.

Since leaving Paramount, Dan has written a feature film, had a show of his photographs and collages at an LA gallery, & is producing a movie based on the novel The Highest Tide, with Fisher Stevens, founder of Greenstreet Productions. He is currently working on a book on creativity, a novel, preparing for another art show and leading working workshops in LA, NY, Canada and London.

He had been married to Jeanne for 30 years & has two daughters: Tai, who is a writer, producer & director in LA and Francesca who is studying in NYC.