BRAND & JOHN
FALSEY - Creators
Emmy Award winners Joshua Brand and John Falsey are the creators
of MCA Television's awardwinning series NORTHERN EXPOSURE. Having
together created some of television's most memorable and highlyacclaimed
series including "I'll
Fly Away," "St. Elsewhere"
and "A Year in the Life,"
Brand and Falsey have again pushed the envelope of network television
to new limits.
graduated magna cum laude in 1972 from City College of New York
with a B.A. degree in English Literature. Later, he was given a
fellowship to Columbia University where he received an M.A. degree
with honors in English Literature in 1974. His full-length play
"Babyface" was presented at the Cast Theater in Los Angeles in 1978
and was chosen as a semi-finalist in the noted Louisville Actors
Theater's Great American Play Contest. In addition, "Grunts," a
full-length play, has been given stage reading at the American Conservatory
Theater in New York. "Grunts" was originally produced at the Wonderhouse
Theater in New York in 1983.
is a 1975 alumnus of Hampshire College with a B.A. in English. Later,
he graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop with a M.F.A. in Creative
Writing. His short story "Bachelors" appeared in The New Yorker
magazine in 1978. In 1979, Falsey joined the production staff of
"The White Shadow"
as a story editor. A year later, Brand also joined the series as
a story editor. In 1981 and 1983, they were finalists for the prestigious
Humanitas Award in the 60minute category. The team went on to create
and produce the award-winning television series "St. Elsewhere."
Additionally, they developed "Amazing Stories" with Steven Spielberg
and served as supervising producers for the show's first season. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 6, 1951.
and Falsey's creations have garnered over 50 Emmy
Award nominations including Outstanding Drama Series three years
in a row for NORTHERN EXPOSURE and two years for "I'll Fly Away."
Brand and Falsey also created the 1986 Emmy Award-winning series
"A Year in the Life," which later continued as a critically-acclaimed
weekly series on NBC. Additionally, in 1992, they received a Peabody
Award for NORTHERN EXPOSURE and won the Humanitas Award for
"I'll Fly Away."
After NX, Josh Brand directed some episodes of Joan
of Arcadia (created by NX writer Barbara
Hall). He most recently wrote episodes of The Americans.
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CHASE - Executive Producer
writer, director and producer David Chase is the executive producer,
along with Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, of MCATelevision's
Emmy award-winning CBS series NORTHERN EXPOSURE. Chase joins the
series after serving as executive producer on the critically-acclaimed
and award-winning NBC drama "I'll Fly Away."
from New York, studied film at New York University and completed
a graduate program in film at Stanford University. He began his
career in television as a writer for CBS anthology series "Off
the Minnesota Strip," for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding
Teleplay for an Anthology and a Writers Guild Award in the category
of Outstanding Anthology Drama. He went on to write and produce
for "The Rockford Files"
in 1980 for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Series.
Chase also wrote for and directed "Alfred
Hitchcock Presents: Enough Rope For Two."
In 1988, Chase
co-created the critically-acclaimed television series "Almost
Grown" for CBS on which he also served as executive producer,
director and writer. From 1991 to 1993, Chase served as executive
producer, director and writer for the NBC dramatic series "I'll
Fly Away." In its two-year run, "I'll Fly Away" and Chase received
many accolades including the Television Critics Award, Producers
Guild Award, American Television Award and Viewers for Quality Television
Award for Best Dramatic Series for the 1992-93 season.
recently, David Chase worked as a producer on the Sopranos.
SCHNEIDER & DIANE
FROLOV - Executive Producers
Award-winning husband-and-wife creative team Andrew Schneider and
Diane Frolov are the executive producers, along with David Chase,
of MCA Television's Emmy award-winning CBS series NORTHERN EXPOSURE.
In 1992, Frolov and Schneider won the Emmy
Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for
a Drama Series for the NORTHERN EXPOSURE episode entitled "Seoul
from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of
Arts in Russian Literature. He subsequently worked as a Russian
interpreter while pursuing an acting career. This early influence
is evident in manv of the NORTHERN EXPOSURE plotlines and dialogue
that have a Russian flavor. Schneider started writing for television
on the "Mary Hartman" spin-off "Forever
Fernwood." Since then, he has written for and produced "The
Incredible Hulk," "Magnum, P.I." and the critically-acclaimed series
"Almost Grown." He served as writer and producer in the television
series "Alien Nation," where he first worked with Frolov, for which
they received the Viewers for Quality Television Founder's Award.
Frolov is an
alumnus of the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Theater Arts and a Fine Arts Masters degree in
playwriting. Later, she was granted a scholarship from ACT to attend
the Writer's Workshop at Squaw Valley where her one-act play, "Shells,"
was produced. Shortly thereafter, Frolov's full-length play "Mirror,
Mirror," was produced at the Cast Theater in Los Angeles.
writing for television on the late-night cult comedy "L.A.T.E.R."
Since then, she has written for such acclaimed series as "Magnum,
P.I.," "Alien Nation" and the ground-breaking miniseries, "V." She
has also written feature fims for Touchstone Pictures & Stonebridge
Entertainment. Frolov and Schneider reside in Los Angeles with their
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