Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick

Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick are a Chicago-based film and television writing team. The two met in 1978, while studying with Josephine Forsberg at The Players Workshop of Second City.[1] In 1990, they developed their own late-night variety show called The Steve and Leo Show.

Benvenuti and Rudnick also created and co-executive produced NBC's TV series "The Second Half", the short-lived 1998 Fox TV series Damon, starring Damon Wayans.

They have written several films, including The Santa Clause, Space Jam, The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.



Rudnick only

  • My Guide to Becoming a Rockstar (2002)


  • The Second Half (1993) (co-executive producers)
  • Damon (1998) (executive producers)
  • The Jeff Garlin Program (2006) executive producers)


  • Cop Show (2007) (short)

Rudnick as an actor

  • I'm Here. Where R U (2011)


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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