Daniel Kaufman
As a director of television commercials, Daniel Kaufman has directed more than 130 commercials, many of which he has written as well, and worked with such clients as Budweiser and Comcast and with top-level advertising agencies like Goodby-Silverstein and TBWA/Chiat-Day. His work has garnered many accolades, including AICP honors (3 times), AICE (campaign of the year nomination in 2007) and others. In the last year alone, Daniel directed television commercials for eHarmony, X-Box, the NFL, Walmart, Comedy Central and IKEA. In 2005 he opened BOGADA Creative, a small boutique advertising agency and production company. Kaufman still remains active in long-form content. With Michael Craven, he co-wrote the feature screenplay Big Shot, winner of the Gold Prize in Comedy at the PAGE International Screenplay Awards, and his script, Clean, won the Samuel Goldwyn writing award. Another script, The Conversation Piece, is in active development. Kaufman’s short films have also won awards and screened around the world. Prior to directing commercials, Kaufman created and executive produced a flash-animated series for the Internet, Robyn’s World, and wrote the book To Be A Man (Simon & Schuster, 1994). His photographic work has been viewed in solo and group shows around the country and internationally. Before moving to the creative side of the industry, Kaufman was Vice-President of Acquisition at Caleco Pictures and Vice-President of Development at Ron Lyon Productions. As an actor, he trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and he has more than fifty professional stage credits as well as numerous film and television appearances. Kaufman graduated Magna Cum Laude from U.C. Berkeley. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from UCLA and is an Acting Associate to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Daniel Kaufman was awarded a Screenwriting grant at UCLA in 1997 for The Last Harvest