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Dick Wolf

Emmy Award Winning & Grammy Winning Producer; Executive Producer - Law & Order & Chicago Series; Executive Producer - Inside the FBI: New York; Chief Executive Officer, Wolf Entertainment

 

Two-time Emmy-winning(and thirteen-time Emmy nominated) and Grammy-winning producer, and New York Times best-selling author Dick Wolf is one of television's most respected drama series creator/producers and the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television - "Law & Order." He serves as creator and executive producer of all of the "Law & Order"- branded series from Wolf Films and Universal Television, including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," in its 18th season and now the third-longest running scripted filmed series in the history of television (behind "Gunsmoke" and "Law & Order"). And Wolf has extended his branding expertise to the Windy City, with his four Chicago-based NBC series: "Chicago Fire" (season five); "Chicago PD" (season four), "Chicago Med" (season two) and the new "Chicago Justice." In addition, Wolf's high profile scripted limited series "Law & Order: True Crime" based on the Menendez Brothers trial is slated to start production in spring 2017 for a potential fall 2017 premiere.

 

Wolf has also expanded into non-fiction with Wolf Reality, and is Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed reality series "Cold Justice," moving from TNT to Oxygen and an upcoming non-fiction series "Inside the FBI: New York" at USA Network as well as the successful A&E series "Nightwatch."

 

Wolf Films also produced two award winning documentaries. "Twin Towers," is the 2003 Academy Award-winning short documentary about two brothers, one a policeman and the other a fireman, who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11. "When You're Strange" is the Emmy-nominated documentary about The Doors which also won a Grammy Award for Outstanding Longform Video in February 2011. He also earned an Emmy in 2007 as Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed HBO original movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which won six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

 

His personal accolades include: the Television Academy Hall of Fame (inducted 2013); the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2002 Tribute from the Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center for Media); the Producer's Guild of America's Norman Lear Showmanship Award; the DGA Honors; the Governor's Award by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; the 1997 Achievement Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors; the 1998 Television Showman of the Year Award from the Publicist's Guild of America; the Award of Excellence from the Banff Television Festival; and NATPE's 2007 Brandon Tartikoff Award. On March 29, 2007, Wolf received a star on Hollywood's world-famous Walk of Fame.

 

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