TODD KOMARNICKI is a prolific writer, producer and director of film and television as well as an acclaimed novelist.

Komarnicki’s screenplays include SULLY directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, which opened at #1 in the box office to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film went on to earn over $240 million worldwide. Komarnicki has also written PERFECT STRANGER starring Bruce Willis and Halle Berry, an adaptation of the international bestseller; THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, and THE GREATEST GIFT, the true story behind the film classic, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, among many others. He has also sold pilots to ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and TNT.

Komarnicki has also directed the international production, RESISTANCE, starring Julia Ormond and Bill Paxton, which Komarnicki adapted from an Anita Shreve novel. This World War II epic love was released in 2003 and is currently available on DVD worldwide from Paramount and Lionsgate Entertainment. Komarnicki is set to direct THE GOD FOUR in 2017, which he adapted from the novel Flat Water Tuesday.


Komarnicki is the president & founder of the production company Guy Walks Into A Bar. Komarnicki and Guy Walks partner Jon Berg produced the Christmas blockbuster ELF, starring Will Ferrell and directed by Jon Favreau. The film amassed over $220 million worldwide, and has become a perennial favorite every Christmas season. To date, Guy Walks Into A Bar has been involved in films which have earned over half a billion dollars at the box office, worldwide.

He is represented by CAA (Creative Artists Agency). Komarnicki lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their daughter, Remy, and son, Dashiell.