List of The Sopranos writers and directors


List of The Sopranos writers and directors

The following is a list of writers and directors for "The Sopranos", a popular HBO original television series, about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano and his two families. The show had numerous directors and writers during its eight-year run.

Directing staff

Before directing "The Sopranos", many of the directors worked on other television series. Many of the directors also have backgrounds in independent films.

Recurring cast members Steve Buscemi and Peter Bogdanovich also acted as directors.

Main directors

Four men directed 54 of the 86 episodes:
*Tim Van Patten (20 episodes, 1999-2007)
*John Patterson (13 episodes, 1999-2004)
*Allen Coulter (12 episodes, 1999-2004)
*Alan Taylor (9 episodes, 1999-2007)

Repeat directors

*Henry J. Bronchtein (4 episodes, 1999-2002)
*Jack Bender (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
*Steve Buscemi (4 episodes, 2001-2006)
*Dan Attias (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
*David Chase (2 episodes, pilot and series finale, 1999-2007)

ingle-episode directors

*Nick Gomez ("Denial, Anger, Acceptance", 1999)
*Lorraine Senna Ferrara ("Down Neck", 1999)
*Andy Wolk ("Boca", 1999)
*Matthew Penn ("A Hit Is a Hit", 1999)
*Martin Bruestle ("Do Not Resuscitate", 2000)
*Lee Tamahori ("Toodle Fucking-Oo", 2000)
*James Hayman ("Eloise", 2002)
*Rodrigo Garcia ("All Happy Families...", 2004)
*Peter Bogdanovich ("Sentimental Education", 2004)
*Mike Figgis ("Cold Cuts", 2004)
*David Nutter ("Join the Club", 2006)
*Danny Leiner ("Luxury Lounge", 2006)
*Steve Shill ("Moe N' Joe", 2006)
*Phil Abraham ("Remember When", 2007)
*Terence Winter ("Walk Like a Man", 2007)

Bogdanovich, Figgis, and Garcia, three guest directors, provided commentary tracks for that season's DVD collection. [ [http://store.hbo.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2017109&cp=1901365&view=all&parentPage=family The Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season DVD] from the HBO Shop website]

Writing staff

Many of the writers and producers of "The Sopranos" wrote for television prior to the series. Writing team Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess worked with creator, David Chase, on "Northern Exposure" and "The Rockford Files". Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider are also former writers for "Northern Exposure".

Cast member Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti, wrote five episodes, starting in Season 2; Toni Kalem, who played Angie Bonpensiero, wrote the Season 5 episode "All Happy Families...".

Head writer

Creator and show runner David Chase is explicitly credited with 25 episodes (1999-2007), though he had a major role in all of the scripts, including producing each script's final draft. [cite web
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quote= [Chase] oversees everything, from writing the final polish on all scripts to supervising the editing of each episode.
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Regular writers

*Terence Winter (23 episodes, 2000-2007)
*Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess (19 episodes, 1999-2006)
*Matthew Weiner (12 episodes, 2004-2007)
*Frank Renzulli (9 episodes, 1999-2001)

Repeat writers

*Michael Imperioli (5 episodes, 2000-2004)
*Todd A. Kessler (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
*Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
*Jason Cahill (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
*Lawrence Konner (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

ingle-episode writers

*Mark Saraceni ("Denial, Anger, Acceptance", 1999)
*Jim Manos, Jr. ("College", 1999)
*Joe Bosso ("A Hit Is a Hit", 1999)
*Salvatore Stabile ("University", 2001)
*Nick Santora ("Watching Too Much Television", 2002)
*David Flebotte ("Calling All Cars", 2002)
*Michael Caleo ("Where's Johnny?", 2004)
*Toni Kalem ("All Happy Families...", 2004)

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