Chad Gervich is a television producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright.
As a writer and producer, Chad’s credits come from across the globe. He has written or produced for E!’s hit comedy After Lately, starring Chelsea Handler, Disney Channel’s sitcom Dog With a Blog, ABC’s Wipeout, Cupcake Wars, and others. He created Style Network’s hit comedy/reality show, Foody Call, before going on to write, produce, and develop shows (both scripted and reality) for ABC, FOX, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Endemol, CBS Studios, TruTV, Fox Reality Channel, Food Network, TLC, GRB Entertainment, Hypnotic, and the Weinstein Company. He consulted on Singapore’s award-winning single-camera comedy, Spouse For House (MediaCorp/Channel 5), which took home three Asian Television Awards (Best Comedy, Best Comedy Screenplay, and Best Performance in a Comedy), as well as MediaCorp’s ATA-nominated reality series, The 5 Search.
Most recently, Chad served as executive producer of VH1’s late-night comedy talk/panel pilot, Pop Capsule.
Prior to producing, Chad spent five years as a development executive with the Littlefield Company, former NBC president Warren Littlefield's production company, developing projects for NBC, ABC, FOX, UPN, WB, and Paramount.
Chad has also worked in production on shows such as Star Search, The Wanda Sykes Show, The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, and Malcolm in the Middle.
As an author, Chad has written two acclaimed industry textbooks: How To Manage Your Agent: A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation (Focal Press) and the best-selling Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writers Guide to the TV Business (Random House/Crown). Small Screen, Big Picture debuted to massive critical praise, with Booklist calling it “the most informative book ever written about the television industry. It has since become television’s go-to “bible” for writers, producers, executives, and assistants throughout Hollywood, and is now being used as a textbook at schools such as UCLA, USC, Long Island University, National University, and Cal State, as well as at professional training programs like the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop, NBC’s Writers on the Verge, FOX’s Writer Training Program, the CBS Diversity Program, and the WGA Showrunner Training Program.
Chad also authored the best-selling Psych's Guide to Crimefighting for the Totally Unqualified, a tie-in with USA's hit series Psych, which hit shelves in May, 2013, and immediately shot to the top of Amazon’s bestselling charts.
As a journalist, Chad contributes regularly to Daily Variety, Orange Coast, Script, Fade In, and Moving Pictures magazines, and is a Contributing Editor for Writers Digest — America’s top magazine for and about writers and writing.
In addition, Chad has taught and designed writing and business courses for universities such as UCLA, NYU, Drexel University, and California State -- as well as the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop, the FOX Writers Initiative, the Fox Global Directors Initiative, and the Singapore Media Academy. Chad has also taught at private workshops and companies including Nike, Mediabistro, and Gotham Writers Workshop — plus around the world in L.A., New York, London, Chicago, Singapore, and Israel.