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William M. Finkelstein

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KNOWN FOR 
L.A. Law (1986-1994) | Brooklyn South (1997-1998) | Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations More »
AKA 
Bill Finkelstein | William Finkelstein | William Finklestein
BORN 
Jan 1, 1952 (age 65)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less Pitch
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Justice: Qalb Al AdalaJustice: Qalb Al Adala (TV Series) Writer ( 5 episodes, 2017–  )  Less 2017–  5 Released
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Past Film & Video (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New OrleansBad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Dave Jacobs (as William Finklestein), Writer (screenplay) (as William Finkelstein)  Less 2009 $20MM $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Playing GodPlaying God Script Revisions (uncredited)  Less 1997 $12MM $4.1MM / —
Past Television (14 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Justice: Qalb Al AdalaJustice: Qalb Al Adala (TV Series) Writer ( 13 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 13
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  • Primary photo for The Good FightThe Good Fight (TV Series) Consulting Producer ( 10 episodes, 2017 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2017 ) , Judge Simon Kassovitz ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 10
    • Chaos (Apr 16, 2017) Judge Simon Kassovitz (as William Finkelstein), Consulting Producer (as William Finkelstein)  Less
    • Self Condemned (Apr 9, 2017) Consulting Producer (as William Finkelstein), Writer  Less
    • Reddick v Boseman (Apr 2, 2017) Consulting Producer (as William Finkelstein)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Possible Side EffectsPossible Side Effects (TV Movie) Executive Producer (as Bill Finkelstein)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Line-UpThe Line-Up (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for NYPD BlueNYPD Blue (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 20 episodes, 2004–2005 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 5 episodes, 2003–2005 ) , Writer (story by) ( 5 episodes, 2003–2005 )  Less 2003–2005 21
    • Moving Day (Mar 1, 2005) Executive Producer (as William Finkelstein), Writer (story by) (as William Finkelstein), Writer (teleplay by) (as William Finkelstein)  Less
    • Bale to the Chief (Feb 22, 2005) Executive Producer (as William Finkelstein)  Less
    • Lenny Scissorhands (Feb 15, 2005) Executive Producer (as William Finkelstein)  Less
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  • Primary photo for L.A. Law: The MovieL.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie) Writer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Law & OrderLaw & Order (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 16 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , Writer ( 3 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2000–2001 16
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  • Primary photo for Ally McBealAlly McBeal (TV Series) William ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
    • Alone Again (May 11, 1998) William (as Bill Finkelstein)  Less
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn SouthBrooklyn South (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 22 episodes, 1997–1998 ) , Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 1997–1998 ) , Writer (story) ( 5 episodes, 1997–1998 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 4 episodes, 1997–1998 ) , Writer (story and teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1997 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997–1998 22
    • Queens for a Day (Apr 27, 1998) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Skel in a Cell (Apr 20, 1998) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Cinnamon Buns (Apr 14, 1998) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Murder OneMurder One (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 14 episodes, 1996 ) , Writer (story) ( 8 episodes, 1995–1997 ) , Writer ( 4 episodes, 1996–1997 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 4 episodes, 1996 )  Less 1995–1997 19
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  • Primary photo for On Seventh AvenueOn Seventh Avenue (TV Movie) Steven Jacobs (as Bill Finkelstein), Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Writer ( 54 episodes, 1986–1994 ) , Executive Producer ( 30 episodes, 1993–1994 ) , Supervising Producer ( 22 episodes, 1989–1990 ) , Co-Producer ( 19 episodes, 1988–1989 ) , Executive Story Editor ( 19 episodes, 1987–1988 ) , Story Editor ( 10 episodes, 1987 ) , Writer (teleplay by) ( 5 episodes, 1987 ) , Howard Hulce ( 1 episode, 1990 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 1994 ) , Writer (story by) ( 1 episode, 1994 )  Less 1986–1994 102
    • Finish Line (May 19, 1994) Director, Executive Producer, Writer (story by)  Less
    • Whistle Stop (May 12, 1994) Executive Producer  Less
    • How Am I Driving? (May 5, 1994) Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Civil WarsCivil Wars (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 36 episodes, 1991–1993 ) , Writer ( 7 episodes, 1992–1993 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1991–1992 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1991–1993 36
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  • Primary photo for Cop RockCop Rock (TV Series) Writer (teleplay) ( 10 episodes, 1990 ) , Writer (story) ( 6 episodes, 1990 ) , Gil Garrity ( 1 episode, 1990 ) , Writer (creator) ( 1 episode, 1990 ) , Supervising Producer ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 11
    • Bang the Potts Slowly (Dec 26, 1990) Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • No Noose Is Good Noose (Dec 12, 1990) Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Marital Blitz (Dec 5, 1990) Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
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