Marshall Herskovitz

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
A leading TV writer, producer and director who segued to feature directing with "Jack the Bear" (1993), Marshall Herskovitz began his career as a writer on the TV series "Family," "The White Shadow" and "Seven Brides ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Producer (18)

Nashville 1987 - 1991, 2001 - 2002, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

About Alex 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Boys of Abu Ghraib 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Love and Other Drugs 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relativity 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Legends of the Fall 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Dream Street 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Extreme Close-Up (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sawdust (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Special Bulletin (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (10)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Bleep! Censoring Hollywood 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomer Nation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside "thirtysomething" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

WOMEN vs. MEN (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

Once and Again 1987 - 1991, 1999 - 2002, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

Director

Quarterlife 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

My So-Called Life 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (6)

The Great Wall 2017 (Movie)

(Story By)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Love and Other Drugs 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

(previous draft) (Screenplay)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

A leading TV writer, producer and director who segued to feature directing with "Jack the Bear" (1993), Marshall Herskovitz began his career as a writer on the TV series "Family," "The White Shadow" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. " He went on to collaborate with fellow AFI alumnus Edward Zwick on "Special Bulletin" (NBC, 1983), a critically-esteemed, TV-movie about nuclear terrorism which garnered him his first two Emmy awards. In 1985, Herskovitz and Zwick formed the Bedford Falls Company. Their first project under the banner was the polished yuppie-angst drama "thirtysomething" (ABC, 1987-91). The two subsequent series produced by the Bedford Falls Company, My So-Called Life" (ABC, 1994-95) and "Relativity" (ABC, 1996-97), both received critical kudos and found a fiercely loyal, albeit small, audience. Herskovitz returned to the big screen with the period romance "Dangerous Beauty" (1998), starring Catherine McCormack and Rufus Sewell.

Relationships

Susan Shilliday Screenplay

Ex-Wife

EDUCATION

Brandeis University

Waltham , Massachusetts

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1975 - 1977
Graduated 1977

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California
attended on a directing fellowship

Milestones

2000

Served as one of the producers of the acclaimed film "Traffic"; earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination

1999

With Zwick, returned to series TV as creators and executive producers of the drama series "Once and Again" (ABC)

1998

Directed "Dangerous Beauty"

1994

Prodcued "Legends of the Fall", directed by Zwick

1993

Feature directorial debut, "Jack the Bear"

1989

Co-executive producer on the NBC series "Dream Street"

1987

Co-creator, writer, co-executive producer and occasional director on the series "thirtysomething"; produced under Bedford Falls banner

1985

Formed the Bedford Falls Company with Zwick

1983

TV-movie producing and screenwriting debut, "Special Bulletin"

1983

First collaboration with Edward Zwick, "Special Bulletin"

1978

Directed first feature-length film while at AFI, "Cambridge Nights"

1976

Awarded a directing fellowship at AFI

1975

Accepted to AFI on the basis of "In Footsteps"

1975

Wrote and directed first short-film, "In Footsteps"

Wrote episodes for the TV series "Family", "The White Shadow" and "Seven Bride for Seven Brothers"

Executived produced the critically-acclaimed but low-rated cult series "My So-Called Life" (ABC)

Was executive producer of "Relativity" (ABC)

Met Edward Zwick while attending AFI

Signed deal with ABC to create three new series, including one that would star Bob Saget

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