The Good Wife (David Zucker, executive producer @ 2010 Banff World TV Festival master class)

The Good Wife, co-created by the husband and wife team Robert King and Michelle King, is a great TV series that I quite enjoy. It was my pleasure to attend an insightful master class by David Zucker, executive producer of The Good Wife, at the 2010 Banff World TV Festival.

David Zucker, executive producer of The Good Wife 2010 Banff World TV Festival master class


The following is David’s bio at Banff

“David W. Zucker is President of Television for Scott Free and Executive Producer of both the hit CBS drama, THE GOOD WIFE, starring Julianna Margulies, as well as the Friday night stalwart, NUMB3RS, which will wrap its sixth season in March. He is also Executive Producer of the eight-hour limited series, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, based on Ken Follett’s international best-seller. Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew McFadyen and Donald Sutherland headline this summer event, which airs July, 2010 on STARZ. Meantime, production will commence this spring on a new CW pilot, NOMADS, the first U.S. television project to shoot on location in Thailand.

During his tenure, Scott Free has produced a steady stream of Award-winning longform programs including HBO’s INTO THE STORM, which earned 14 Emmy nominations and is a sequel to the Emmy-winning telefilm, THE GATHERING STORM. Other longform projects include A&E’s Emmy-nominated mini-series, Michael Crichton’s THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and TNT’s epic six-hour spy thriller, THE COMPANY, a Golden Globe nominee, starring Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina.

Current pilot development includes a series about international money laundering from Evan Wright (GENERATION KILL) for HBO, a series tracking the domestication of a former CIA operative from Frank Spotnitz (X-FILES) for FX, a thriller about the privatization of law enforcement by Bruce McKenna (THE PACIFIC), a medieval western being drafted by Bill Broyles (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS) for FBC, and an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE in-the-works for the BBC.

Prior to joining Scott Free, Zucker worked as Story Editor on the popular CBS series, JUDGING AMY, and wrote pilot scripts for CBS and ABC as well as various stage plays. Zucker also served as Vice President of Drama Series for CBS, and Vice President of Drama Series and Current Programs at Warner Bros. Television, overseeing such shows as “E.R.,” “Lois & Clark,” “Knots Landing” and “Murphy Brown.””


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