Walon Green (born December 15, 1936) is an Oscar-winning American documentary film director and screenwriter, for both TV and films.
Green produced and directed documentaries for National Geographic and David Wolper, including
, for which he was accorded the The Hellstrom Chronicle Academy Award and the BAFTA in 1972, and in 1979. Among his screenwriting credits are the films The Secret Life of Plants , The Wild Bunch , Sorcerer , The Brink's Job , Eraser and The Hi-Lo Country . On television, he wrote and produced episodes of RoboCop 2 , Hill Street Blues , Law & Order and ER for which he received a 1995 NYPD Blue Edgar Award. More recently, he was a Creative Consultant for the Chris Carter science fiction TV series . He is also notable for allowing a centipede to crawl over his face in the tunnel scene of Millennium . Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
In fall 2008, he assumed the post of executive producer for the
Vincent D'Onofrio- Kathryn Erbe episodes of , he took over as show runner/executive producer for all episodes in the series' Law & Order: Criminal Intent ninth season. In 2008, Green was the Head Writer/ Showrunner of the television pilot Bunker Hill, starring Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan and directed by Jon Avnet. The pilot was not picked up for a series.
In 2010 Green was the
showrunner/executive producer of the ninth season of the USA Network television series, . Law & Order: Criminal Intent
the 2015 miniseries adaptation of . Killing Jesus: A History
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Walon Green was nominated in 1970 for an Oscar for best original screenplay for
. He was awarded an Oscar in 1972 for his documentary The Wild Bunch , for which he also won The Technical Grand Prize at Cannes in 1971 and the Flaherty Documentary Award. The Hellstrom Chronicle [1 ]
He was nominated for Primetime Emmys in 1986 for
Hill Street Blues, in 1993 and 1994 for his work on Law & Order and won an Emmy in 1995 for his writing on NYPD Blue.
Green was nominated for an Emmy Award for co-writing (with
Robert Nathan) the 1993 episode " Law & Order Manhood". The episode won a [2 ] GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Dramatic Television Episode. [3 ]
Green was nominated for an
Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1993 for an episode of Law & Order and won the same award in 1995 which he shared with David Milch and Steven Bochco for their NYPD Blue episode "Simon Says."
Personal life [ edit ]
Walon Green was born in
Baltimore, Maryland on December 15, 1936 He is the father of Darwin Green, a writer and film editor, and Collin Green, a teacher and photographer.
References [ edit ]
^ Courrier, Kevin, and Susan Green (2000). Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion. Macmillan. ISBN 1-58063-108-8. p. 205
^ Tropiano, Stephen (2002). The Prime Time Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. ISBN 1-55783-557-8. p. 83
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