William M. Finkelstein

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William M. Finkelstein
Occupation Screenwriter, television producer, actor, television director.
Years active 1988–present

William M. Finkelstein is an American screenwriter, television producer, actor and television director. He has worked as a writer and producer on Law & Order, Brooklyn South, Murder One, L.A. Law, Cop Rock and NYPD Blue. He co-created Brooklyn South with frequent collaborators David Milch, Steven Bochco and Bill Clark. He won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for L.A. Law in both 1989 and 1990. He was nominated for the award again in 2001 for Law & Order. He has been nominated 4 times for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. He also wrote the script for Werner Herzog's The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans to largely positive acclaim.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awarding body Category Result Work Notes
2001 Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated Law & Order Shared with fellow producers Dick Wolf, Barry Schindel, Jeffrey M. Hayes, Arthur Penn, Kathy McCormick, Lewis Gould, Richard Sweren, Arthur W. Forney, William N. Fordes, Lynn Mamet, Kati Johnston and Gary Karr
1999 Edgar Award Best Television Episode Nominated Brooklyn South episode "Skel in a Cell" Shared with co-writers Doug Palau, Nicholas Wootton, Stephen Bochco, David Milch and Bill Clark
Nominated Brooklyn South episode "Fools Russian" Shared with co-writers Scott A. Williams, Matt Olmstead, Allen Edwards, Stephen Bochco, David Milch and Bill Clark
1990 Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Won L.A. Law Shared with fellow producers David E. Kelley, Rick Wallace, Elodie Keene, Michael M. Robin, Alice West, Robin Breech
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated L.A. Law episode "Bang... Zoom... Zap" Shared with co-writer David E. Kelley
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Nominated L.A. Law episode "Urine Trouble Now" Shared with co-writers David E. Kelley, Michelle Gallery and Judith Parker
1989 Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Won L.A. Law Shared with fellow producers Steven Bochco, Rick Wallace, David E. Kelley, Scott D. Goldstein, Michelle Gallery, Judith Parker, Phillip M. Goldfarb and Alice West
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated L.A. Law episode "His Suit is Hirsute" Shared with co-writers Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley and Michele Gallery
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated L.A. Law episode "Urine Trouble Now" Shared with co-writers David E. Kelley, Michelle Gallery and Judith Parker
1987 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated L.A. Law episode "Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer"

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