GREGORY HOBLIT (Director) has been a major contributor
to changing the face of American television and now is making
the transition to feature film directing. For his television directing
efforts, Hoblit won Emmy Awards for the pilots of "L.A. Law"
and "Hooperman," and in 1994 he was awarded the Emmy
for producing the acclaimed telefeature "Roe v. Wade."
Hoblit received additional Emmy Awards for his co-executive producing
efforts on the series "Hill Street Blues," "L.A.
Law" and "NYPD Blue." In addition to numerous Humanitas,
Golden Globe, People's Choice and other awards, Hoblit has earned
three Peabody Awards for "Hill Street Blues," "L.A.
Law" and the 1990 AIDS documentary "The Los Altos Story,"
which also earned a CableACE award.
Hoblit's feature film directorial debut was "Primal Fear,"
starring Richard Gere, which was released in 1996 and went on
to gross more than $55 million domestically.
Born in Abilene, Texas, and raised in Berkeley, California, Hoblit
completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California,
Berkeley and at UCLA and studied film and television in graduate
school at UCLA. He began his professional career in Chicago, producing
talk shows for a local affiliate. He then returned to Los Angeles,
where he associate produced a half-hour sitcom and two low-budget
films; he also produced and directed a feature documentary.
Hoblit then went to work at Universal as an associate producer
on the mini-series "Loose Change" and on a two-hour
pilot, "Dr. Strange." He joined Steven Bochco at MTM
Enterprises, where they produced the movie-of-the-week "Vampire"
and the series "Paris," "Hill Street Blues"
and "Bay City Blues." He then followed Bochco to 20th
Century Fox, where they began their collaboration on "L.A.
Law," "Hooperman," "Cop Rock," "Civil
Wars" and "NYPD Blue."
In 1992, Hoblit directed "Class of '61" for Amblin Entertainment
and executive producer Steven Spielberg. More recently, Hoblit
produced and directed the pilot and numerous episodes of "NYPD
Blue" and served as executive producer for the series.
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