Terence Winter

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Terence Winter
Born Terence Patrick Winter
(1960-10-02) October 2, 1960 (age 53)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Screenwriter, director, television and film producer
Years active 1995–present

Terence Patrick Winter (born October 2, 1960)[1] is an American writer and producer of television and film. He is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire. Before creating Boardwalk Empire, Winter was a writer and executive producer for the HBO television series The Sopranos.[2] In 2013, he wrote the screenplay to Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Biography[edit]

Winter was born in New York City, New York. He attended New York University in New York City, where he received a bachelor's degree. He went on to attend St. John's University School of Law, and became a member of the bars of New York State and Connecticut. He practiced law for two years in New York City before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1991 to pursue a screenwriting career. He eventually won a spot in the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Workshop, and later joined the writing staff of the Fox Broadcasting series The Great Defender, starring Michael Rispoli, later a Sopranos cast-member.

Prior to The Sopranos, Winter wrote for the series Sister, Sister, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Cosby Mysteries, The New Adventures of Flipper, Diagnosis: Murder, Charlie Grace, DiResta and The PJs.[2] He additionally wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film Get Rich or Die Tryin' and its accompanying video game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof.[citation needed]

In 2006, he wrote and was a producer of the film Brooklyn Rules, directed by Michael Corrente.[citation needed]

The Sopranos[edit]

Winter wrote or co-wrote 25 episodes of The Sopranos. He also directed "Walk Like a Man".[3] In 2001, together with Tim Van Patten, Winter won both the Writers Guild Award and the Edgar Award for his episode "Pine Barrens," directed by Steve Buscemi. In 2004, Winter won two Emmys, one as Executive Producer for The Sopranos for Outstanding Drama Series, and one for Best Writing in a Drama Series for the episode "Long Term Parking."[2] He won another writing Emmy in 2006 for his episode "Members Only." Also in 2006, Winter wrote and directed an episode, "Walk Like a Man," for the show's final season. Winter won his second Writers Guild Award and his fourth Emmy when The Sopranos won Outstanding Drama Series. He won his third Writers Guild Award for his episode "The Second Coming," in 2008.[4][5][6]

Boardwalk Empire[edit]

Winter is Boardwalk Empire's creator, showrunner and head writer, with six episodes explicitly credited to him: "Boardwalk Empire,"[7] "The Ivory Tower,"[8] "A Return to Normalcy."[9] "21," "Two Boats and a Lifeguard," and "To the Lost."[10]

Winter and Boardwalk Empire won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Writing in a New Series and he was nominated for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series.[11] Boardwalk Empire won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama. In addition, Steve Buscemi won for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series and Kelly MacDonald was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.[12] Boardwalk Empire was in The American Film Institute's Top Ten List for TV in 2010. The Cast of Boardwalk Empire won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, while Steve Buscemi won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Martin Scorsese won the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Writer[edit]

Year Film Notes
2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
2007 Brooklyn Rules
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominated)

Television[edit]

Producer[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2013 Boardwalk Empire Executive producer Season 4
2012 Season 3
2011 Season 2
2010 Season 1
2007 The Sopranos Executive producer Season 6, Part II
2006 Season 6, Part I
2004 Season 5
2002 Co-executive producer Season 4
2001 Supervising producer Season 3, episodes 7 to 13
Producer Season 3, episodes 1 to 6
2000 Producer Season 2, episodes 7 to 13
Co-producer Season 2, episodes 1 to 6
The PJs Co-producer Season 2
1998 Soldier of Fortune Creative consultant Season 2
Sister, Sister Co-producer Season 4
1997
1996 Flipper Co-producer Season 1
1995

Writer[edit]

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Original airdate Notes
2011 Boardwalk Empire 2 "To the Lost" 24 November 13, 2011
"Two Boats and a Lifeguard" 20 December 11, 2011
"21" 13 September 25, 2011
2010 1 "A Return to Normalcy" 12 December 5, 2010
"The Ivory Tower" 2 September 26, 2010
"Boardwalk Empire" 1 September 19, 2010
2007 The Sopranos 6 Part II "The Second Coming" 19 May 20, 2007
"Walk Like a Man" 17 May 6, 2007
"Remember When" 15 April 22, 2007
"Stage 5" 14 April 15, 2007
2006 6 Part I "Kaisha" 12 June 4, 2006 Co-written with David Chase & Matthew Weiner
"The Ride" 9 May 7, 2006
"Live Free or Die" 6 April 16, 2006 Co-written with David Chase and Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess
"Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request..." 5 April 9, 2006
"Members Only" 1 March 12, 2006
2004 5 "Long Term Parking" 12 May 23, 2004
"Unidentified Black Males" 9 May 2, 2004 Co-written with Matthew Weiner
"In Camelot" 7 April 19, 2004
"Two Tonys" 1 March 7, 2004 Co-written with David Chase
2002 4 "Eloise" 12 December 1, 2002
"Calling All Cars" 11 November 24, 2002 Story by Winter, David Chase, Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess, teleplay by David Flebotte, Chase, Green & Burgess
"The Strong, Silent Type" 10 November 17, 2002 Co-written with Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess
"Mergers And Acquisitions" 8 November 3, 2002 Story
"Watching Too Much Television" 7 October 27, 2002 Co-written with Nick Santora
"The Weight" 4 October 6, 2002
"No Show" 2 September 22, 2002 Co-written with David Chase
2001 3 "Pine Barrens" 11 May 6, 2001
"University" 6 April 1, 2001 Co-written with Salvatore J. Stabile
"Another Toothpick" 5 March 25, 2001
2000 2 "House Arrest" 11 March 26, 2000
"Big Girls Don't Cry" 5 February 13, 2000
1998 Diagnosis Murder 6 "Till Death Do Us Part" 3 October 1, 1998
1998 Xena: Warrior Princess 3 "Vanishing Act" 20 April 27, 1998
1997 Sister, Sister 4 "Bring on Debate" 12 January 8, 1997
1996 Xena: Warrior Princess 2 "The Giant Killer" 3 October 14, 1996
Sister, Sister 4 "Kid-napped" 6 October 9, 1996
Flipper 1 "Missile Crisis" 13 January 22, 1996 Co-written with Allison Adler
1995 Xena: Warrior Princess 1 "Cradle of Hope" 4 September 25, 1995
The Great Defender 1 "Def Poets Society" 4 July 24, 1995
The Cosby Mysteries 1 "Goldilocks" 17 April 5, 1995 Co-written with Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
"Big Brother is Watching" 15 March 15, 1995

Director[edit]

Year Show Season Episode title Episode Original airdate Notes
2007 The Sopranos 6 Part II "Walk Like a Man" 17 May 6, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terence Winter - Biography". All Media Guide / Rovi via The New York Times. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c HBO.com
  3. ^ HBO.com
  4. ^ "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". WGA. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  5. ^ Perry, Byron (2007-12-12). "WGA announce TV, radio nominees". Variety. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  6. ^ "HBO tops WGA awards list with five noms". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  7. ^ Martin Scorsese (9/19/2010). "Boardwalk Empire". Boardwalk Empire. Season 1. Episode 1. HBO.
  8. ^ Tim Van Patten (9/26/2010). "The Ivory Tower". Boardwalk Empire. Season 1. Episode 2. HBO.
  9. ^ Tim Van Patten (12/5/2010). "A Return to Normalcy". Boardwalk Empire. Season 1. Episode 12. HBO.
  10. ^ List of Boardwalk Empire episodes
  11. ^ "Television Nominations". Wga.org. 
  12. ^ "Golden Globe Nominations and Winners". Goldenglobes.org. 

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