Lance Khazei, founder of Space Age Entertainment, is an Emmy nominated writer, award winning producer, and festival festooned director. A prolific writer and creator, Lance has developed and written television comedy for Fox, ABC, MTV, Disney Animation, Dreamworks, Klasky Csupo, Jim Henson Productions, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central and NBC Studios. He has written late night and sketch comedy for John Leguizamo, Bill Maher, and Chevy Chase as well as animated shorts for Robin Williams.
Lance made a splash in feature film when he sold his first two original screenplays. Khazei sold “Romantic Comedy,” the first screenplay he ever penned, to MGM. The scribe set up his second original screenplay “Baby Formula” at New Line. While Khazei did not participate in the production rewrites, “Baby Formula” was redeveloped as the theatrical release “Son of the Mask.” Khazei has also worked as a writer on additional feature films for New Line, Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, working primarily in the comedy and action genres. Lance set up his action comedy graphic novel “Dionysus” at Archie Comics.
In the digital space, Lance has worked as a writer, producer or director on comedies for Fox, Z.com, GQ and Conde Nast. Lance served as a founding producer on HuffPost Live where he created two weekly series — the political round table show “Political Junkies” and “The Writers’ Room,” an entertainment industry insider series. HuffPost Live was named Mashable’s Best Media Innovation of 2012 and earned a Webby Award in 2013. Lance Khazei was named a producer to watch in 2015 by Indie’s UNITE!
Lance Khazei is breaking through as a director of ascending comedy talent and award winning film on the festival circuit. FOX Digital hired Lance to write and direct his sports competition comedy “BRA League,” featuring Rob Delaney of Amazon’s “Catastophe.” “NAMCAR Night Race,” an independent comedy Lance wrote, directed and executive produced, screened in 2016 and 2017 to thirteen wins and twenty-one nominations on the festival circuit in Houston, Austin, Studio City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, Paris, Romania and Punjab, India. The mock reality competition show about an adult league of model car racers stars Theo Von of Netflix’s “No Offense” and Scout Durwood of MTV’s “Mary + Jane.” Lance’s animated short “Crayos” won the Audience Award at the DMOFF and DSOFF festivals in January of 2017. Crayos has a fan in producer Norman Lear who comments, “It is rare to find an original idea in the marketplace of sitcoms these days. But Lance Khazei has done it with Crayos. The animation style, characters and raw story lines are fresh, interesting and hilarious.”
Lance Khazei was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire. His father, a doctor, immigrated from Iran. His mother, a nurse, was the daughter of Italian immigrants. Lance graduated from Harvard with honors where he studied government, rowed varsity lightweight crew and was elected Vice President of the Harvard Lampoon. Before his career in the entertainment industry, Lance worked for City Year, a domestic Peace Corps.