Following graduation from University of Southern California Film School in the early 1980s, Jeff Pollack
traveled through Asia both as a tourist and documentarian. After three years on the road - and in the rice fields and jungle - Pollack returned to the U.S., dabbling in real estate development before devoting himself to an entertainment career.
Pollack created and executive produced the long-running NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, before crossing over into feature film. In 1993, under the banner of Medina/Pollack Entertainment, Pollack wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed and powerful urban feature film Above the Rim, starring Tupac Shakur, Leon, Duane Martin and Marlon Wayans.
In 1995, Pollack and Medina renamed their company Handprint Entertainment, which has grown into one of Hollywood's most successful full-service management and production companies. Since that time Pollack has taken a production role in the Fox sitcom Getting Personal and remained behind the camera as director of the hit comedy feature Booty Call, starring Jamie Foxx, Nia Long and Tommy Davidson.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
Jeff Pollack Facts
|Above the Rim|
|Lost and Found|
|Jamie Foxx Triple Feature: Breakin' All The Rules / Booty Call / Stealth|
|Above the Rim & Menace II Society|
|Breakin' All the Rules|
|Above the Rim by New Line Home Video|