One of the more prolific screenwriters working in Hollywood, Paul Attanasio worked both sides of the field in television and movies, creating some of Hollywood's most acclaimed projects. After working for a time as a journalist, Attanasio segued to screenwriting and found his first success on the small screen as the creator and executive producer of "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-99), one of the most acclaimed crime procedurals of all time. From there, he earned an Oscar nomination for writing Robert Redford's brilliant look at the 1950s game show scandals, "Quiz Show" (1994), and later earned a second Academy Award nod for his work on "Donnie Brasco" (1997). Rapidly becoming one of Hollywood's go-to writers for uncredited script doctoring work, Attanasio did stumble a bit with underwhelming scripts for "Sphere" (1998) and "The Sum of All Fears" (2002), while creating short-lived shows like "Gideon's Crossing" (ABC, 2000-01) and "Century City" (CBS, 2003-04), both of which failed to last beyond their first season. But in collaboration with David Shore, Attanasio executive produced the long-running "House" (Fox, 2004-2012), which won a slew of awards while becoming a top 10 ratings winner. Whether on television or the silver screen, Attanasio built a reputation for works of unrelenting realism and strong characters, making him one of the most highly sought scribes in the business.