|Occupation||Film and television director, editor, producer, screenwriter|
Jeffrey Reiner is an American film director, editor, screenwriter, television director, and producer.
Since the late 1980s, he has amassed a number of credits in the film and television industry. He edited the films Cheerleader Camp , Think Big , 3 Ninjas Kick Back , and BASEketball .
He began directing television and film during the 1990s, his credits include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers , The Sentinel , Trouble Bound , Haunted , Columbo , The Division , Surface , Friday Night Lights , Caprica and Trauma .
He was executive producer and house director for the NBC series The Event under his deal with Universal Media Studios during the show's 2010–2011 run.
In 2011, Reiner was chosen to direct the pilot for a David E. Kelley-produced Wonder Woman television series for NBC.The pilot was ultimately not picked up for series.
Between 2014 and 2017, Reiner directed sixteen episodes of the television drama The Affair .The show subsequently won a Golden Globe for Best TV Series, Drama. Reiner departed The Affair after its third season. In December 2019, it was reported that he left the series after an investigation was opened into an alleged encounter with writers from the TV series Girls in which Reiner lewdly discussed on-screen nudity on The Affair and shared a picture of a nude male body double. Reiner has also worked on the FX TV series Fargo .
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David Henry Chase is an American screenwriter, showrunner, director, and producer. He is best known for writing and producing the HBO drama The Sopranos which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. Chase has also produced and written for such shows as The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He created the original series Almost Grown which aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. He has won seven Emmy Awards. Chase's film debut came in 2012 with Not Fade Away, followed by The Many Saints of Newark (2021), a prequel film to the TV series The Sopranos.
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Wonder Woman is an unaired television pilot produced by Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment for NBC, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. David E. Kelley wrote the pilot, which was directed by Jeffrey Reiner. Adrianne Palicki starred as the main character.
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