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David Frankel was born on November 30, 1959. A comedy writer and director who paid his dues writing and producing TV sitcoms before making his feature film directorial debut with “Miami Rhapsody” (1995), which featured Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who doesn’t believe that any relationship or marriage can ever really work.
With Steinberg, Frankel made the leap to the big screen in 1990 with “Funny About Love”, which featured Gene Wilder as a cartoonist who wants to be a father. He went on to write “Nervous Ticks” (1993), focusing on the life of a luggage handler at an airport. “Miami Rhapsody”, which Frankel wrote, produced and directed, was made for a budget of $6 million and shows the influence of Woody Allen, down to the opening credits of the film. Its 1995 release was greeted warmly by critics. Frankel was back to TV for a spell in 1996, writing the busted pilot for an ABC sitcom starring Bebe Neuwirth called “Dear Diary”, which was later released as a short film and earned the Oscar as Best Live Action Short.