|Alma mater||Tisch School of Arts|
|Occupation||Television producer, television writer|
Thomas Schnauz is an American television producer and television writer. His credits include The X-Files , The Lone Gunmen , Night Stalker , Reaper , Breaking Bad , and Better Call Saul .
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, and concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes. The season premiered on January 3, 2018, concluding on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.
The Lone Gunmen is an American conspiracy fiction thriller drama television series created by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz. The program originally aired from March 4, 2001, to June 1, 2001, on Fox. It is a spin-off of Carter's science fiction television series The X-Files and a part of The X-Files franchise, starring several of the show's characters. Despite positive reviews, its ratings dropped, and the show was canceled after thirteen episodes. The last episode ended on a cliffhanger which was partially resolved in a ninth season episode of The X-Files entitled "Jump the Shark".
Night Stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on ABC in America. The series starred Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. Kolchak spends his time investigating other strange murders, believing they are linked in some way to his wife's murder. He is helped along the way by a fellow crime reporter Perri Reed, photographer Jain McManus and editor Anthony Vincenzo.
Schnauz was born in New Jersey.He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he first met fellow student Vince Gilligan. Schnauz graduated from Tisch in 1988.
New York University (NYU) is a private research university originally founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village, New York City. As a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
George Vincent Gilligan Jr. is an American writer, producer, and director. He is known for his television work, specifically as creator, head writer, executive producer, and director of Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He was a writer and producer for The X-Files and was the co-creator of its spin-off The Lone Gunmen.
Schnauz started his career in various production jobs. His first screenplay was called "Spirits in Passing". He eventually joined Vince Gilligan on the writing staffs of The X-Files and its spinoff show, The Lone Gunmen .He also co-wrote the screenplays for the 2008 film Otis and the 2008 television film Infected . In 2010, he re-teamed with Gilligan on Breaking Bad , where he remained through the show's 2013 conclusion.
Otis is a 2008 direct-to-DVD comedy horror film directed by Tony Krantz. It is the fourth Raw Feed horror film from Warner Home Video.
Infected is a 2008 Canadian made-for-television Action adventure science-fiction horror-thriller film, which was directed by Adam Weissman. The movie has been given extremely negative reviews by critics and criticized by local television viewers for its B-movie/Z-movie-style elements and low-grade cinematography, extremely cheap budget, lack of coherence, and fast-paced and improper storytelling. The film however, has developed a strong cult following among Google users who have seen the film. The film received an R-rating from the MPAA before its scheduled release in the United States in 2009.
Breaking Bad is an American neo-western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on AMC for five seasons, from January 20, 2008 to September 29, 2013. Set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series tells the story of Walter White, a struggling and depressed high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. Together with his former student Jesse Pinkman, White turns to a life of crime by producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal world. The title comes from the Southern colloquialism "breaking bad", meaning to "raise hell" or turn to a life of crime.
Schnauz signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television in November 2014.
Sony Pictures Television Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio founded in 2002 as the successor to Columbia TriStar Television. Based in Culver City, it is a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures Entertainment and a unit of the Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Currently, Schnauz serves as co-executive producer on AMC's Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul.He has written and/or directed a number of its episodes including "Pimento", the penultimate episode of the show's first season, which received critical acclaim.
AMC is an American pay television channel that is an owned flagship property of AMC Networks. The channel's programming primarily consists of theatrically released films, along with a limited amount of original programming. The channel's name originally stood for "American Movie Classics", but since 2002 the full name has been de-emphasized as a result of a major shift in its programming.
Better Call Saul is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off prequel of Gilligan's prior series Breaking Bad. Set in the early and mid 2000s, Better Call Saul follows the story of con-man turned small-time lawyer, Jimmy McGill, six years before the events of Breaking Bad, showing his transformation into the persona of criminal-for-hire Saul Goodman. Jimmy becomes the lawyer for former beat cop Mike Ehrmantraut, whose relevant skill set allows him to enter the criminal underworld of drug trafficking in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The show premiered on AMC on February 8, 2015. The 10-episode fourth season aired between August and October 2018. The show has been renewed for a fifth season, which is planned to premiere in 2020.
"Pimento" is the ninth and penultimate episode of the first season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spin-off series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on March 30, 2015 on AMC in the United States.
In April 2015, it was reported that he had been tapped to write the screenplay for "a revisionist take" on Jack and the Beanstalk, also to be produced by Vince Gilligan.
"Jack and the Beanstalk" is an English fairy tale. It appeared as "The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean" in 1734 and as Benjamin Tabart's moralised "The History of Jack and the Bean-Stalk" in 1807. Henry Cole, publishing under pen name Felix Summerly, popularised the tale in The Home Treasury (1845), and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales (1890). Jacobs' version is most commonly reprinted today, and is believed to be closer to the oral versions than Tabart's because it lacks the moralising.
In 2019, Schnauz joined other WGA writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the unfair practice of packaging.
|2018||Better Call Saul||4||"Winner"||10||Co-written with Peter Gould|
|The Man in the High Castle||1||"Revelations"||4|
|"The Illustrated Woman"||3|
|2012||"Say My Name"||7||Also directed|
|2009||Reaper||2||"I Want My Baby Back"||5|
|2008||1||"Coming to Grips"||15|
|2007||"Ashes to Ashes"||9|
|"What About Blob"||5|
|2005||Night Stalker||1||"The Five People You Meet in Hell"||2|
|2002||The X-Files||9||"Scary Monsters"||14|
|2001||"Lord of the Flies"||5|
|The Lone Gunmen||1||"Tango de los Pistoleros"||10|
|"Madam, I'm Adam"||6|
|2018||Better Call Saul||Executive producer||Season 4|
|2015||Co-executive producer||Season 1|
|2013||Breaking Bad||Season 5|
|2011||Supervising producer||Season 4|
|2006||Night Stalker||Executive Story Editor||Season 1|
|2002||The X-Files||Story Editor||Season 9|
|2008||Infected||Writer||TV movie. Story by Tom Schnauz|
|2008||Otis||Writer||Co-wrote with Erik Jendresen|
Schnauz has been nominated for Writers Guild of America Awards on six occasions, winning three times, for his work on the writing staffs of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Schnauz shared in the show's 2010 Dramatic Series nomination, and subsequent category wins in 2011, 2012and 2013, for his work on Breaking Bad. He was nominated again in 2015 and 2016 in the Dramatic Series category for Better Call Saul.
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the 2012 Breaking Bad episode "Say My Name".
|2010||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Breaking Bad||Nominated|
|2010||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2010||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2011||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Won|
|2012||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|2012||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Won|
|2012||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2013||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2013||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Won|
|2013||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Won|
|2013||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Won|
|2014||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Won|
|2014||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Won|
|2015||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Better Call Saul||Nominated|
|2015||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|2015||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2016||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|2016||Writers Guild of America Award||Best Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|2016||Producers Guild of America Award||Best Episodic Drama||Nominated|
|2017||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
In the cuisine of the Southern United States, pimento cheese is a spread or relish made with cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos. It is served on bread, crackers and vegetables, or in sandwiches. Pimento cheese sandwiches are a signature item at the professional golf Masters Tournament.
"Pilot" is the pilot episode and series premiere of the American television drama series Breaking Bad. It originally aired on AMC on January 20, 2008, and was written and directed by series creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan.
Maria Jacquemetton is an American television writer and producer. She graduated from Lehigh University in 1983. She served as a producer for the first season of Mad Men and co-wrote, with husband Andre Jacquemetton, three episodes of the season. Alongside her colleagues on the writing staff she won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series and was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the season. She returned as a producer for the second season and continued to write episodes. She was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the second season. She won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season.
The third season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on March 21, 2010, and concluded on June 13, 2010. It consisted of 13 episodes, each running about 47 minutes. AMC broadcast the third season on Sundays at 10:00 pm in the United States. The complete third season was released on Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-ray on June 7, 2011.
John Shiban is an American television writer and producer. He worked in both capacities on The X-Files and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Star Trek: Enterprise, Smallville, Supernatural, Legend of the Seeker, Breaking Bad, and The Vampire Diaries. In 1997, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his work on The X-Files episode "Memento Mori". He shared the nomination with co-writers Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, and Vince Gilligan. In 1998, Shiban shared a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series with The X-files production team.
James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul. He is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The character is an Albuquerque-based lawyer who embraces his tendencies as a former scam artist and begins to represent criminals while himself becoming involved in the city's criminal world. Saul's name is a play on the phrase "[It]'s all good, man".
Peter Gould is an American television writer, director and producer. He worked on all five seasons of the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He was nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on the series. He is currently the co-creator and co-showrunner, with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, of the show's spinoff, Better Call Saul.
George Mastras is an American author, screenwriter, director, and television producer. He has worked on all five seasons of the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He won the Pen USA Literary Award in 2009, won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 and 2014 as one of Breaking Bad's producers, was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and won three Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards, for his work on the series. Mastras is also the author of the novel Fidali's Way.
Sam Catlin is an American television writer, director and producer. He is the showrunner of AMC's Preacher, and previously worked as a writer/producer on Breaking Bad. He has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for his work on the series.
Moira Walley-Beckett is a Canadian television actress, producer and writer. She is the creator of the television series Flesh and Bone and Anne.
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Gennifer Hutchison is an American television and film writer. She is best known for her work on the television series Breaking Bad. She won two Writers Guild of America Awards for her work on the series as a part of the writing team in 2012 and 2013. She is currently a writer and executive producer on Better Call Saul.
Thomas Golubić is a film and television music supervisor whose credits include Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Ray Donovan, Six Feet Under, and After the Sunset. In 2017, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision in Season 3 of Better Call Saul. In 2003 and 2006, he was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Six Feet Under".
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