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 14 wins & 22 nominations More »
AKA 
René Balcer | Matthew Daniel David
BORN 
Feb 9, 1954 (age 63)
GUILDS *
AMPTP | WGA | DGA | ACTRA | WGC (Writers Guild of Canada)   Less
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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Gun HillGun Hill (TV Series) Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less 2017–  Script
  • Primary photo for DarkNetDarkNet (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode )  Less Script
Past Film & Video (22 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / 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 The CouncilThe Council (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes ) , Writer ( 4 episodes )  Less 2017–  10
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  • Primary photo for WonderWorldWonderWorld (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode )  Less 2017–  1
    • Pilot Executive Producer, Writer  Less
  • 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, 2010–2011 ) , 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, 2001–2011 ) , Executive Producer ( 111 episodes, 2001–2006 ) , Show Runner ( 110 episodes, 2001–2006 ) , Writer (story by) ( 95 episodes, 2001–2006 ) , Consulting Producer ( 84 episodes, 2006–2011 ) , Writer ( 6 episodes, 2002–2003 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 4 episodes, 2001–2004 )  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, 1996–2010 ) , Writer ( 50 episodes, 1992–2010 ) , Co-Producer ( 22 episodes, 1993–1994 ) , Producer ( 22 episodes, 1994–1995 ) , Writer (story by) ( 20 episodes, 1992–2010 ) , Supervising Producer ( 13 episodes, 1995–1996 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 11 episodes, 1991–1999 ) , Story Editor ( 11 episodes, 1992 ) , Co-Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 1996 ) , Executive Script Consultant ( 6 episodes, 1992–1993 ) , 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, 2007–2009 ) , Writer (original story) ( 48 episodes, 2007–2009 ) , Writer (original story and teleplay) ( 4 episodes, 2007–2008 )  Less 2007–2009 59
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  • Primary photo for Paris enquêtes criminellesParis enquêtes criminelles (TV Series) Writer (developer) ( 11 episodes, 2007–2008 ) , Writer (original screenplay) ( 8 episodes, 2007–2008 ) , 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, 1999–2005 ) , 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
Self (12 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / 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
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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