Mark Piznarski

Director, Producer
A director who made his mark in television with work on the critically-lauded series "My So-Called Life", "NYPD Blue" and "Relativity" (all ABC), and the highly-rated NBC miniseries "The 60s", Mark Piznarski made the ... Read more »

Filmography

Director (14)

Crisis 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Looking For Sunday 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Madam Secretary 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lying Game 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

90210 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

To Love & Die 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Director

American Dreams 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Huff 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1995, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The 60s 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Director

Death Benefit (TV Show)

Director

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (Tv Show)

Director

Sundays at Tiffany's (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Relativity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Biography

A director who made his mark in television with work on the critically-lauded series "My So-Called Life", "NYPD Blue" and "Relativity" (all ABC), and the highly-rated NBC miniseries "The 60s", Mark Piznarski made the move to features with the 2000 romantic teen drama "Here on Earth". Aside from an early credit as an assistant director of the 1986 comedy/drama "About Last Night...", Piznarski launched his career on television, beginning in 1994 with the cult teen drama "My So-Called Life". Episodes of the series he helmed displayed a vibrant and edgy but ultimately gentle and understanding take on the material. In 1995, he directed an episode of "NYPD Blue", and the following year he teamed up with former "My So-Called Life" writer Jason Katims on the romantic drama "Relativity". Piznarski was a co-executive producer and frequent director of the short-lived series, and he again showed a fondness for the material that translated into affecting and realistic drama. In 1999 he made his miniseries debut as director of the highly-rated period drama "The 60s". Here he was able to stretch his creative muscles, and helped what could have r tensibly been an overwrought sentimental piece transcend the miniseries stereotype. His unusual take featured several collage-like sequences, which often captured the immediacy and upheaval of its historical and social context.

Milestones

2000

Made feature debut as director of the teen romance "Here on Earth"

2000

Directed the pilot of the vampire soap opera "Ultraviolet"

1999

Helmed the NBC miniseries "The 60s"

1996

Directed the USA Network true-crime TV-movie "Death Benefit"

1995

Helmed an episode of the police drama "NYPD Blue" (ABC)

1986

Was assistant director for the Chicago crew of the feature "About Last Night..."

Teamed up with "My So-Called Life" veteran Jason Katims, co-producing and directing episodes of his ABC drama series "Relativity"

Directed episodes of the acclaimed ABC series "My So-Called Life"

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