Jeff Lewis (writer)

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Jeffrey "Jeff" Lewis is an American screenwriter, best known for his work with Hill Street Blues. He earned 8 Emmy Award nominations as a writer and one win as well as 8 Writers Guild of America Award nominations, including 1 win as a writer, all for Hill Street Blues.[1] He was a Yale University roommate with David Milch and recruited him to join Hill Street Blues staff.[2]

Awards[edit]

The following is an award summary for Lewis.[1] Primetime Emmy Award (All for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series)

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1982 Hill Street Blues "Freedom's Last Stand" Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll, Jeff Lewis, Michael I. Wagner, Anthony Yerkovich NBC
Hill Street Blues "Personal Foul" Steven Bochco, Jeff Lewis, Michael I. Wagner, Anthony Yerkovich NBC
1983 Hill Street Blues "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" Steven Bochco, Karen Hall, Jeff Lewis, David Milch, Anthony Yerkovich NBC
"A Hair of the Dog" Steven Bochco, Jeff Lewis, Anthony Yerkovich
"No Body's Perfect" Steven Bochco, Jeff Lewis, David Milch, Michael I. Wagner, Anthony Yerkovich
1984 Hill Street Blues "Doris in Wonderland" Steven Bochco, Jeff Lewis, David Milch, Peter Silverman NBC
"Grace Under Pressure" Steven Bochco, Mark Frost, Karen Hall, Jeff Lewis, David Milch, Michael I. Wagner
1987 Hill Street Blues "It Ain't Over Till It's Over" Jeff Lewis, David Milch, John Romano NBC

Also credited for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series nominations in 1984, 1985, 1986, with 1984 being a win.

Humanitas Prize for 60 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
1985 Ceremony (11th annual): Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by David Milch & Roger Director Story by Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch for "Watt a Way to Go" - Nominee


Writers Guild of America Award (all Best Screenplay – Episodic Drama)

1982: Hill Street Blues - Jeffrey Lewis for "Fruits of the Poisonous Tree" - Nominee
1983: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by Anthony Yerkovich, David Milch, Karen Hall Story by Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich, Jeffrey Lewis for "Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back" - Nominee
1983: Hill Street Blues - David Milch, Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner for "Gung Ho!" - Nominee
1984: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, Karen Hall, Mark Frost Story by Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch for "Grace Under Pressure"
1984: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by Jeffrey Lewis, Michael Wagner, David Milch, Mark Frost Story by Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch for "Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow" - Nominee
1985: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by David Milch & Roger Director Story by Steven Bochco, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch for "Watt a Way to Go" - Nominee
1986: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by Walon Green Story by Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Walon Green for "Remembrance of Hits Past" - Nominee
1987: Hill Street Blues - Teleplay by Jeffrey Lewis Story by Jeffrey Lewis & Jerry Patrick Brown for "Fathers and Guns" - Nominee

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Writers Guild Foundation Library Catalog". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ Champlin, Charles (1988-02-25). "Passing Along His 'Street' Luck". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 

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