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Jerry Kupcinet is a five-time Emmy winning director and producer. Kupcinet has directed shows such as Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, 20/20, Home, That's Incredible!, The Live Aid concert, The Dating Game, The Richard Simmons Show, Entertainment Tonight and many others.
Kupcinet is credited with the highest rated quarter–hour period in television history when, in 1986, he produced and directed the Jerry Lewis Telethon and created a three-way-split between the MD Telethon’s ad–hoc network, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Today Show on NBC.
Kupcinet has produced and directed commercials and infomercials for Richard Simmons, Susan Powter, and Phil Tyne's Work Outs.
Kupcinet was credited with creating the look and formula for the popular syndicated courtroom show Judge Judy. In 2000 he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on the show.
- "Daytime Emmy Nominations". Variety. 2000-03-15. Retrieved 2008-02-13.