Two-time Emmy Award-winning director/producer Scott Winant began his career in partnership with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz on the critically acclaimed series "thirtysomething." He produced all five seasons and was responsible for establishing the show's unique cinematic style of storytelling. In the second season, Winant received his first Emmy nomination for directing and eventually went on to win the Emmy for directing in the third season. Over the course of his career, Winant has been nominated seven times, most recently for directing on his award-winning Showtime series "Huff."
After "thirtysomething," Winant partnered with Winnie Holzman to create and produce the ground-breaking series "My So-Called Life." This series introduced Claire Danes and went on, after its run on ABC, to become a cult sensation on MTV.
Subsequently, Winant has directed and produced a number of successful pilots and series, including "Earth 2," with Steven Spielberg; "Significant Others," starring Jennifer Garner; "Cupid," starring Jeremy Piven; "Get Real," starring Anne Hathaway, and "Georgetown," starring Helen Mirren.
Recently, he has turned his attention to premium cable, where he created, produced and directed the series "Carnival," as well as "Dead Like Me" and "Huff."
As a director, he has also contributed to other series, such as "The West Wing" and "The Shield."
Winant's feature film credits include directing "'Til
There Was You," starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Jessica Parker,
and producing the independent horror film "The Initiation."