Terry Jastrow

About Terry Jastrow

A Multi-Faceted Talent.

Terry Jastrow is a published author, successful screenwriter, produced playwright, and seven-time Emmy Award television producer/director having been nominated seventeen times.

Terry has produced or directed the telecast of some of the world's greatest events; he is also a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and author as listed below.

Television: Terry served as a producer and director for ABC Sports for 24 years during which he produced or directed six Olympic Games: three Summer Olympics; Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984, and three Winter Olympics: Lake Placid 1980, Sarajevo 1984 and Calgary 1988, Super Bowl XIX, golf's major championships including 20 U.S. Opens, 22 British Open Championships and 22 PGA Championships, 4 Indianapolis 500 motor races, and dozens of ABC's Wide World of Sports episodes. 

Of note, Terry directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, and Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. For his work in television, he received 7 Emmy Awards having been nominated 17 times.

In 1992, after twenty years with ABC Sports, Terry was asked by Jack Nicklaus to be his partner and president in a new company, Jack Nicklaus Productions. After a quick “yes” they were partners for twelve years during which they re-launchedShell's Wonderful World of Golf, created four new golf events: Wendy's 3-Tour ChallengeThe Diners Club Matches, Michael Douglas & Friends, and The Tommy Bahama Challenge, and produced a line of video games for Accolade. Along the way, Terry produced and directed the golf instructional videos for Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, and Butch Harmon.

Outside of sports, Terry produced the famed Haute Couture Paris Fashion Collections for ABC TV prime time, and the first English speaking prime time specials of the great Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for The Travel Channel.  During his career, Terry developed, produced, and starred-in the feature film Waltz Across Texas with Anne Archer, wrote Good Luck, Mr. Anthony, a feature film script in development at Beacon Pictures and was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Theater: Terry studied acting with Lee Strasberg at the Strasberg Theater Institute and The Actor's Studio for seven years, as well as studying acting with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for fifteen years where he also taught an acting class for six years. He has acted in numerous feature films and television series episodes, as well as plays in both New York City and Los Angeles. Terry directed the Los Angeles stage premiere of A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, starring Anne Archer and Elizabeth Ashley, directed the stage premiere of As If It Matters at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, wrote and directed The Vaginal Lock, produced by Camelot Productions at the Skylight Theater in Los Angeles, and wrote and directed Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion, which premiered at the Edgemar Theater in Los Angeles in October 2012, played at The Park Theater in London, and was invited to the Edenborough Fringe Festival where his play won Best New Play

Terry’s legal rep is Barry Hirsch at Hirsch. Wallerstein, Hayum & Fishman in LA


ABC Sports

Producer/Director ABC Sports for 25 years, including 6 Olympic Games

The Trial of George W. Bush

Authored the novel The TRIAL OF GEORGE W. BUSH

Emmy Awards

Nominated 17 times for Emmy Awards, won 7 Emmys.

The Trial of Jane Fonda

Wrote & Directed The Trial of Jane Fonda, nominated for Best New Play in London (Off West End).

Major Championships of Golf

Produced/Directed 62 Major Championships of Golf (US Open, The Open Championship & The PGA Championship)

The Squeeze

Wrote & Directed THE SQUEEZE movie, licensed by Golf Channel for 10 years.

Six Olympics Games.

Producer/Director of six Olympics: Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Lake Placid (1980), Sarajevo & Los Angeles (1984), and Calgary (1988).

Career Highlights

Los Angeles Olympics

Directed OPENING & CLOSING CEREMONIES of LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS (1984) to a worldwide audience of one billion.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Produced & directed primetime coverage of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (1996 & 1997).

Haute Couture Fashion Collections

Produced & directed ABC primetime telecasts of world-famous Haute Couture Fashion Collections from Paris (1999 & 2000).

Starting Young

Youngest network television producer/director in history (beginning at age 22 in 1972 for ABC Sports).

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Terry Jastrow
Terry Jastrow is a published author, successful screenwriter, produced playwright, and seven-time Emmy Award television producer/director having been nominated seventeen times.