Gregg Fienberg

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Gregg Fienberg
Born September 12, 1960
Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Television Producer
Nationality American
Notable works True Blood, Deadwood, Twin Peaks

Gregg Fienberg is an American television producer and director. He worked on the Western drama Deadwood in both capacities and received a Directors Guild of America Award and two Emmy Award nominations for the series. He was an Emmy nominated producer for the mystery series Twin Peaks. He is currently the executive producer and unit production manager for the HBO series True Blood.

Biography[edit]

Fienberg was born and raised in Southern California, and is the third of four children.

1980s[edit]

He was a producer for the 1984 film Voice in Exile.

1990s[edit]

He worked on several music videos in the early 1990s and worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson and U2.

In 1990 made his television debut with the series Twin Peaks. The series was created by David Lynch and Mark Frost and focused on the investigation of the murder of a prom queen. Fienberg served as a production manager and producer for the first season. Fienberg and the production staff were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards. He returned as a production manager and supervising producer for the second and final season in 1991. He served as unit production manager for the follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me in 1992. Also in 1992 Fienberg was a production manager for the pilot of Lynch and Frost's short-lived next series, On The Air.

In 1993 Fienberg worked as a producer on the first season of submarine adventure seaQuest DSV. He was a producer for the film Dead Connection in 1994. He was producer and unit production manager for the horror sequel Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh in 1995.

He was a co-producer for the series Fame L.A. in 1997. In 1998 Fienberg worked as a producer and unit production manager for the film Gods and Monsters.

2000s[edit]

In 2001 Fienberg began a long association with the HBO cable network. He served as a co-executive producer for the first season of the comedy The Mind of the Married Man in 2001. The series was created by and starred Mike Binder. Fienberg left the crew after the first season. Fienberg was also a co-executive producer for the first season of HBO depression era drama Carnivàle in 2003. The series was created by Daniel Knauf. The show focused on a traveling carnival and their supernatural ties to a Christian minister. Fienberg again left the crew after the first season.

In 2004 Fienberg became a co-executive producer and unit production manager of HBO Western drama Deadwood. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a new Western town. As unit production manager Fienberg won a plaque from the Directors Guild of America at the 2004 Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the series pilot. He shared the award with the episodes director Walter Hill and the team of assistant directors.[1] He was promoted to executive producer for the second season in 2005. He also made his directing debut on the second season. He helmed the second season episodes "Complications"[2] and "The Whores Can Come".[3] He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series at the 57th Primetime Emmy Awards for his debut "Complications". At the same ceremony Fienberg and the production staff were nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. He returned as an executive producer for the third and final season in 2006. He directed the episodes "True Colors"[4] and "The Catbird Seat".[5] Also in 2006 Fienberg served as a co-executive producer and unit production manager for the pilot of HBO polygamy drama Big Love.

In 2007 Fienberg became an executive producer and director for HBO surf noir John From Cincinnati. The series was created by Milch and focuses on the arrival of a messiah like figure in a surfing community. Fienberg directed the episode "His Visit: Day Two". The series was canceled after one season.

In 2009 Fienberg became unit production manager and executive producer for the second season of HBO supernatural drama True Blood. The series was created by Alan Ball and focuses on a small Louisiana town after Vampires reveal their existence to the world. He will return as an executive producer for the third season in 2010. In September 2013, HBO officially announced that True Blood had been renewed for a seventh and final season that will premiere in Summer 2014.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Production staff

Year Show Role Notes
2009-2014 True Blood Executive producer and unit production manager Seasons 2-7
2007 John from Cincinnati Executive producer Season 1
2006 Deadwood Executive producer Season 3
Big Love Co-executive producer and unit production manager Pilot only
2005 Deadwood Executive producer Season 2
2004 Co-executive producer and unit production manager Season 1
2003 Carnivàle Co-executive producer Season 1
2001 The Mind of the Married Man Co-executive producer Season 1
1993 Class of '61 Producer
1993 SeaQuest DSV Producer Season 1
1992 On The Air Producer and production manager Pilot only
1991 Twin Peaks Supervising producer and production manager Season 2
1990
Producer and production manager Season 1

Director

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2007 John from Cincinnati 1 "His Visit: Day Two" 2
2006 Deadwood 3 "The Catbird Seat" 11
"True Colors" 3
2005 2 "The Whores Can Come" 11
"Complications" 5

Film[edit]

Production staff

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Gods and Monsters Producer and unit production manager
1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Producer and unit production manager
1994 Dead Connection Producer
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Producer and unit production manager
1984 Voice in Exile Producer

External links[edit]

Gregg Fienberg at the Internet Movie Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walter Hill (3/21/2004). "Deadwood". Deadwood. Season 1. Episode 1. HBO.
  2. ^ Gregg Fienberg (4/3/2005). "Complications". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 5. HBO.
  3. ^ Gregg Fienberg (5/15/2005). "The Whores Can Come". Deadwood. Season 2. Episode 11. HBO.
  4. ^ Gregg Fienberg (6/25/2006). "True Colors". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 3. HBO.
  5. ^ Gregg Fienberg (8/20/2006). "The Catbird Seat". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 11. HBO.