Rene Balcer

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Law & Order True Crime (2017) | Above the Drowning Sea (2017) | Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-2011)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 21 wins & 29 nominations More »
AKA 
René Balcer | Matthew Daniel David
BORN 
Feb 9, 1954 (age 64)
GUILDS *
AMPTP | WGA | DGA | ACTRA | WGC (Writers Guild of Canada)   Less
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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for DarkNetDarkNet (TV Series) Writer (1 episode), Executive Producer (1 episode)  Less Script
  • Primary photo for Gun HillGun Hill (TV Series) Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less Script
Past Film & Video (22 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Legend of EmbroideryThe Legend of Embroidery (Short) Executive Producer  Less 2017 $4K
  • Primary photo for Dragonfly EyesDragonfly Eyes Subtitles (trailer), Special Thanks  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Above the Drowning SeaAbove the Drowning Sea Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2017 $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for Big Orange PredatorBig Orange Predator (Video) Himself, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2016 $1K
  • Primary photo for Blue SkyBlue Sky (Video) Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer  Less 2013 $10K
  • Primary photo for Xu Bing: Tobacco Project Virginia (Redux)Xu Bing: Tobacco Project Virginia (Redux) Himself, Composer (theme song), Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2013 $60K
  • Primary photo for The No Name Painting AssociationThe No Name Painting Association (Short) Executive Producer, Producer, Writer  Less 2013 $15K
  • Primary photo for Watching Tea Leaves in ShanxiWatching Tea Leaves in Shanxi (Video) Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2013 $2K
  • Primary photo for Xu Bing's Tobacco Project VirginiaXu Bing's Tobacco Project Virginia (Short) Composer (theme song), Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2011 $50K
  • Primary photo for Inside the Coppola PersonalityInside the Coppola Personality Assistant (Monte Hellman)  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Fade to BlackFade to Black Assistant Editor (uncredited)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Pourquoi T'as Fait Ca?Pourquoi T'as Fait Ca? Editor  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for A Twist of FateA Twist of Fate (Short) Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1979 CAD 1K
  • Primary photo for In Praise of Older WomenIn Praise of Older Women Production Assistant (uncredited)  Less 1978 CAD 1.5MM
  • Primary photo for Two SolitudesTwo Solitudes Production Assistant  Less 1978 CAD 1.7MM
  • Primary photo for Turcot InterchangeTurcot Interchange (Short) Construction worker, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1978 CAD 1K
  • Primary photo for A Poet in the FamilyA Poet in the Family Editor  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for AngelaAngela Assistant To Mr. Huston  Less 1977 CAD 3MM
  • Primary photo for Solid StateSolid State (Short) Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1976 CAD 1K
  • Primary photo for Averbach vs. ZakAverbach vs. Zak (Short) Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1976 CAD 1K
  • Primary photo for Lies My Father Told MeLies My Father Told Me Production Assistant  Less 1975 CAD 1.1MM
  • Primary photo for Amanita PestilensAmanita Pestilens Little neighbor boy (uncredited)  Less 1963 CAD 275K
Past Television (23 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Law & Order True CrimeLaw & Order True Crime (TV Mini-series) Writer (created by) (8 episodes, 2017), Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2017), Writer (4 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 8
    • The Menendez Murders: Episode 8 (Nov 14, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by) (as René Balcer), Writer (as René Balcer)  Less
    • The Menendez Murders: Episode 7 (Nov 7, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by) (as René Balcer)  Less
    • The Menendez Murders: Episode 6 (Oct 31, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by) (as René Balcer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for For JusticeFor Justice (TV Movie) Mourning Local Politician, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: UKLaw & Order: UK (TV Series) Writer (based on "Bad Faith" written by) (1 episode, 2010), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Performance" story by) (1 episode, 2011), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Denial" story by) (1 episode, 2014), Writer (based on "Bitter Fruit" written by) (1 episode, 2009), Writer (based on "Mad Dog" written by) (1 episode, 2010), Writer (based on "Pro Se" written by) (1 episode, 2010), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Refuge Part 1" from an original screenplay by) (1 episode, 2014), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Mayhem" teleplay by) (1 episode, 2011), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Family Values" from an original screenplay by) (1 episode, 2013), Writer (based on "Corruption" story by) (1 episode, 2009), Writer (based on "Volunteers" written by) (1 episode, 2009), Writer (based on the episode entitled "Slave" written by) (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2009–2014 12
    • Bad Romance (Apr 16, 2014) Writer (based on the episode entitled "Denial" story by)  Less
    • Flaw (Mar 12, 2014) Writer (based on the episode entitled "Refuge Part 1" from an original screenplay by)  Less
    • Fatherly Love (Aug 28, 2013) Writer (based on the episode entitled "Family Values" from an original screenplay by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for JoJo (TV Series) Writer (created by) (8 episodes, 2013), Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2013), Show Runner (8 episodes, 2013), Writer (story) (6 episodes, 2013), Writer (2 episodes, 2013), Writer (teleplay) (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 8
    • The Catacombes (Mar 7, 2013) Show Runner, Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story)  Less
    • The Opera (Feb 28, 2013) Show Runner, Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Le Marais (Feb 21, 2013) Show Runner, Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The OrdainedThe Ordained (TV Movie) Show Runner, Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Los AngelesLaw & Order: Los Angeles (TV Series) Executive Producer (22 episodes, 2010), Writer (2 episodes, 2011), Director (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2010–2011 22
    • Westwood (Jul 11, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • Van Nuys (Jun 27, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
    • El Sereno (Jun 20, 2011) Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Criminal IntentLaw & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) Writer (developed by) (195 episodes, 2001), Executive Producer (111 episodes, 2001), Show Runner (110 episodes, 2001), Writer (story by) (95 episodes, 2001), Consulting Producer (84 episodes, 2006), Writer (6 episodes, 2002), Writer (teleplay by) (4 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001–2011 195
    • To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap (Jun 26, 2011) Consulting Producer (as René Balcer), Writer (developed by) (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Icarus (Jun 19, 2011) Consulting Producer (as René Balcer), Writer (developed by) (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Cadaver (Jun 12, 2011) Consulting Producer (as René Balcer), Writer (developed by) (as René Balcer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Executive Producer (161 episodes, 1996), Writer (50 episodes, 1992), Co-Producer (22 episodes, 1993), Producer (22 episodes, 1994), Writer (story by) (20 episodes, 1992), Supervising Producer (13 episodes, 1995), Writer (teleplay by) (11 episodes, 1991), Story Editor (11 episodes, 1992), Co-Executive Producer (10 episodes, 1996), Executive Script Consultant (6 episodes, 1992), Golfer at driving range (1 episode, 1997), Director (1 episode, 2010)  Less 1991–2010 254
    • Rubber Room (May 24, 2010) Director (as René Balcer), Executive Producer (as René Balcer), Writer (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Love Eternal (May 17, 2010) Executive Producer (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Immortal (May 17, 2010) Executive Producer (as René Balcer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Zakon & poryadok: Prestupnyy umyselZakon & poryadok: Prestupnyy umysel (TV Series) Writer (developer) (59 episodes, 2007), Writer (original story) (48 episodes, 2007), Writer (original story and teleplay) (4 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2009 59
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  • Primary photo for Paris enquêtes criminellesParis enquêtes criminelles (TV Series) Writer (developer) (11 episodes, 2007), Writer (original screenplay) (8 episodes, 2007), Writer (2 episodes, 2008), Writer (original idea) (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007–2008 16
    • Trafics (Mar 7, 2008) Writer (developer) (uncredited), Writer (original screenplay) (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Visions (Mar 14, 2008) Writer (original screenplay) (as René Balcer)  Less
    • Un crime d'amour (Oct 30, 2008) Writer (original screenplay) (as René Balcer)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Proof of LiesProof of Lies (TV Movie) Writer (as Matthew Daniel David)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Mission protection rapprochéeMission protection rapprochée (TV Series) Writer (creator) (7 episodes, 1999), Writer (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997–2005 8
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  • Primary photo for Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) Writer (story by) (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Entitled (Feb 18, 2000) Writer (story by)  Less
  • Primary photo for HopewellHopewell (TV Movie) Show Runner, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for People VPeople V (TV Movie) Co-Executive Producer  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) Writer (teleplay by) (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
    • Power Play (Feb 22, 1992) Writer (teleplay by)  Less
  • Primary photo for Stranger in the FamilyStranger in the Family (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Nasty BoysNasty Boys (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Out on the EdgeOut on the Edge (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for InsightInsight (TV Series) Assistant Art Director (1 episode, 1981), Assistant Property Master (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Moses the LawgiverMoses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-series) Israelite (extra) (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for The CouncilThe Council (TV Series) Executive Producer (10 episodes), Writer (4 episodes)  Less 10
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  • Primary photo for WonderWorldWonderWorld (TV Series) Writer (1 episode), Executive Producer (1 episode)  Less 1
    • Pilot Executive Producer, Writer  Less
Self (12 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Journey to IthacaJourney to Ithaca Himself  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The ProducersThe Producers (TV Series) Himself  Less 2004–2006
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Criminal Intent: The BeginningCriminal Intent: The Beginning (Video) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Hollywood at LargeHollywood at Large (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The NationalThe National (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Vicki Gabereau ShowThe Vicki Gabereau Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for CNN NewsStandCNN NewsStand (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Johnnie Cochran TonightJohnnie Cochran Tonight (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for FrontlineFrontline (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Take ThirtyTake Thirty (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974

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