DON MANCINI (Screenwriter & Executive Producer) who created the Child’s Play series and has scripted all four films, wrote the original Child’s Play while still a student at UCLA Film School. Included among Mancini’s other writing credits is HBO’s Tales From the Crypt. Other projects in development are P.E.T.S. and Miss Malicious.

Mancini grew up in Boston and Richmond, Virginia and attended Columbia University, before leaving school to work as a crew member on the television daytime drama Search for Tomorrow. From there he transferred to UCLA Film School.

The son of a marketing executive, Mancini was fascinated by ad campaigns and marketing aimed at children. While at UCLA he wrote Child’s Play as both a reaction to child- oriented advertising and to the Cabbage Patch Kids craze of the mid-1980s.