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Mini Bio (1)

Always wanting to make his way into filmmaking, Jeffery Reddick decided to write a 4 page outline for a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel and sent it to New Line Cinema, this single handedly starting his career. After reading his outline, Robert Shaye, chairman at New Line, wrote back to him swaying "the story lacked structure", but after awhile, the two started a phone-letter relationship. Years later, while aboard a plane, Reddick read an incredible story about a woman who's mother contacted her the night before boarding her flight, telling her to board another plane, as she did not have a good feeling about the one she was going to board the next day, so she did so and they plane she would have boarded crashed killing everyone on board. This gave birth to Final Destination (titled at that time Flight 180). After selling the script, he got a job at New Line, but soon after the release of Final Destination 2 he retired from his position at New Line. Soon after he wrote another movie Tamara.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Knowitall

Trivia (3)

He always wanted to be in filmmaking. At 14, after watching "A Nightmare on Elm Street" he typed a 10-page prequel and sent it to New Line Cinema. But the studio wasn't sold on the unsolicited manuscript and sent it back to him. So he sent New Line chairman Robert Shaye a surly letter. Shaye responded saying Reddick had "a fertile imagination" but his story "lacked structure." Reddick then started a letter-and-phone relationship with Shaye and his assistant. Reddick landed an internship with New Line during college and he worked there for almost 11 years. New Line produced Jeffrey's first screenplay (originally called Flight 180) which became the hit franchise "Final Destination." Jeffrey finally quit his full time job at New Line after selling his treatment for "Final Destination 2.".
Attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky.
Native of Jackson, Kentucky.

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