TOM SHADYACs (Director, Executive Producer) first feature as a director was Jim Carreys breakout hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. His second film was the smash hit The Nutty Professor produced by Brain Grazer and Eddie Murphy. He then re-teamed with Carrey and Grazer for the box office sensation Liar Liar.
Shadyac moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and at age 23, became the youngest staff joke writer ever for the legendary Bob Hope.
Shadyac attended graduate film school at UCLA in 1989 where he completed the critically acclaimed short Tom, Dick and Harry.
Shadyac was also a stand-up comedian and at one time appeared regularly at the Improv in Los Angeles.