TODD KOMARNICKI is a prolific writer, producer and director of film and television as well as the acclaimed novelist of Free, Famine and War.

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, was a 2016 AFI Top Ten Film, and won best foreign film at the Japan Academy Awards.

Komarnicki has also written PERFECT STRANGER starring Bruce Willis and Halle Berry, and co-written THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn. Komarnicki previously directed RESISTANCE, starring Julia Ormond and Bill Paxton, which Komarnicki adapted from an Anita Shreve novel.

His current projects include BONHOEFFER, the true life story of pastor-turned-spy Dietrich Bonhoeffer, releasing in the fall of 2024; EARTH ABIDES, for MGM releasing winter of 2024, and THE SIMON KEITH PROJECT for legendary producer Frank Marshall.

Komarnicki is the president & founder of the production company Guy Walks Into A Bar, who 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 films have earned over half a billion dollars at the box office, worldwide.

JONATHAN COLEMAN is Executive Vice President at Guy Walks Into A Bar. For 12 years he has worked to develop and produce the company’s film and television projects, including SULLY (Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks) BONHOEFFER (Angel Studios), as well as forthcoming television projects MERCURY 13 (Jessica Chastain, ABC) and EARTH ABIDES (MGM).

He is a graduate of Wheaton College where he studied Film and created several award winning shorts.

In addition to his film and tv work, Jonathan is an accomplished Voiceover Artist, producing work for IMAX, Porsche, Audible, and the U.S. Government. He is represented at Buchwald Talent Agency in Manhattan.

SETH PARKS is Director of Development at Guy Walks Into A Bar. Seth has supported the development of numerous TV and Film projects: thrillers, sitcoms, historical dramas, biopics, and everything in between.

Seth is a graduate of The King’s College NYC where he studied Media, Culture, and the Arts, with a focus in Film. He began his film career on the documentary “Work & Happiness” for PBS. When he’s not at the Bar you can find him on his surfboard, margarita in hand, carving up the waves.

SGROPPINO

1 cup chilled Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Pour the Prosecco and vodka into 2 Champagne flutes, dividing equally. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately

NEGRONI

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
3/4 oz Carpana Antica

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled shaker. Shake until well chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

PAPER PLANE

1½ ounces amaro (preferably Nonino)
1½ ounces Aperol
1½ ounces bourbon
1½ ounces fresh lemon juice, strained
Lemon peel or olive

Combine amaro, Aperol, bourbon, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 20 seconds. Strain into 2 coupe glasses.

BONHOEFFER: Angel Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Bonhoeffer, a true-life thriller written and directed by Sully scribe Todd Komarnicki. Spotlighting the courage and sacrifice of an extraordinary World War II hero, the film is slated for release in theaters in 2024.

EARTH ABIDES: MGM+ has greenlit an adaptation of Earth Abides, a new take on George R. Stewart’s sci-fi novel of the same name. The six-episode limited series will star Alexander Ludwig (Vikings) as Ish; production will begin in Vancouver on April 8. Earth Abides is slated to premiere on MGM+ in late 2024.

Sully: “The movie is on its way to becoming director Clint Eastwood’s third top-grossing title in North America behind ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Gran Torino,’ and also is one of Tom Hanks’ highest-grossing films in recent times.”

– HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Elf: “Will Ferrell graduates to his first solo leading role with flying colors in a holiday comedy about a clueless innocent who saves Christmas and fosters a renewed sense of family in his reluctant father. Sweet-natured outsider fantasy neither skimps on nor overplays its sentimentality, which should make it a major family audience draw through the holidays.”

– VARIETY

Professor and the Madman: “Mel Gibson is starring in “The Professor and the Madman” about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary…Gibson is also producing the film nearly two decades after he acquired the movie rights to the Simon Winchester book. Farhad Safinia will direct the drama with plans to start shooting in September in Europe.”

-VARIETY

The Search:“Written by Komarnicki, the untitled project, inspired by a true story, follows the life of the world’s leading finder of missing persons as he searches nonstop, driven by the one person he could not find in time…his own daughter. Komarnicki executive produces with Gulfstream Pictures’ Karz and Bindley as well as Mark Clayman (The Pursuit Of Happyness).”

-DEADLINE