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William M. Finkelstein

Producer | Writer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) | L.A. Law (1986-1994) | Brooklyn South (1997-1998)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations More »
AKA 
Bill Finkelstein | William Finkelstein | William Finklestein

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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
Past Film & Video (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • 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 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 Justice: Qalb Al AdalaJustice: Qalb Al Adala (TV Series) Writer  Less 2016– 
  • 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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