Brian Volk-Weiss (born May 28, 1976) is an American film and television producer and director. He is the founder and current chief executive officer (CEO) of The Nacelle Company and its subsidiary company, Comedy Dynamics.

Volk-Weiss is the creator, producer, and occasional director of the current Netflix series, The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us, along with the television specials, Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History and Discontinued (originally on The CW). Through Comedy Dynamics, he has produced and directed numerous stand-up specials and comedy albums for comedians like Kevin HartJim GaffiganAli WongTiffany HaddishIlana Glazer, and many others. Volk-Weiss has also produced several television shows including Join or Die with Craig FergusonBehind the Attraction on Disney+A Toy Store Near YouThe Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek, and Down to Earth with Zac Efron. He also serves as executive producer on the revival of the 1992 TV series, Mad About You.

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Icons Unearthed: Fast & Furious

It all began with a magazine article that exposed the world of illegal drag racing in cities across America. Creatives at Universal would make a modest action film featuring drag racing, car modification – and of course, family – from its pages. What should have been a one-off popcorn summer flick followed by a straight-to-video sequel became one of the largest film franchises of all time. Worth billions of dollars in ticket sales, it has spawned merchandise, spin-offs, and theme park attractions, and put a series of increasingly amazing stunts on the world’s movie screens. Despite the loss of a beloved lead actor, the franchise is a masterclass in world-building, raising the stakes, and growing a truly dedicated fan base internationally.

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The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek

The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek is a multi-episode documentary series that takes viewers on the definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of the greatest landmark franchises of all time: Star Trek. Celebrating the show’s 55th anniversary, each episode focuses on a different chapter in the groundbreaking program’s history, starting with its inception at Lucille Ball’s legendary production company Desilu. Interviews with the cast, crew and experts reveal never-before-heard backstage stories and offer fresh insights. No stone is left unturned, including lesser-known aspects of the franchise like The Animated Series and Phase II. Additionally, The Center Seat features one of Leonard Nimoy’s final in-depth Trek interviews. Star Trek is the most iconic television science-fiction saga of all time and remains more popular than ever. The Center Seat details how it began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before!

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The Center Seat: 55 Years of Trek: Aftershow – Raw & Unfiltered

Follow The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Trek, step-by-step from the people that brought you the documentary series that takes viewers on the definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of the greatest landmark franchises of all time: Star Trek! Join Director Brian Volk-Weiss and professors Mary Jo and John Tenuto as they invite special guests to take an even deeper dive into each episode of the series that celebrates the 55th anniversary. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more!

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A Toy Store Near You

Throughout the world, there are hundreds of independently-owned toy stores, each one as unique and endearing as the people that own them. For the loyal customers that flock to them, they’re more than simply an outlet to obtain new treasures; they’re a community. And that community has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic as store owners are finding new ways to keep their businesses running. A Toy Store Near You highlights 50 of these stores, with the majority of the profit generated going back to those participating. Whether you’re an avid collector or a toy store novice, these stories are universally powerful, sometimes heartbreaking, and always fun.

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Discontinued is a funny and informative look at the world’s most famous — and sometimes infamous — discontinued foods, toys, customs and businesses. Set in a mystical warehouse, YouTube star and self-proclaimed “black nerd” Andre Meadows takes viewers down memory lane recounting the rise and fall of these fallen pop culture titans, with the help of surprise special guests, “insider” experts and a bevy of hilarious comics.

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Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Zac Efron and superfoods expert, Darin Olien, travel the world in search of the secrets to good health, a long life, and a higher level of eco-consciousness — adventure, laughs and goat-milking ensue.  “Down to Earth” is a binge-worthy travelogue, food odyssey, and eco-warrior series that takes the star out of his comfort zone and into the far corners of the world.