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Scott Winant is a director.


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 story telling. In the second season Scott received his first Emmy nomination for directing. In the third season he won the Emmy for directing. Over his career Scott has been nominated seven times, most recently for directing on his award winning Showtime series "Huff." After "thirtysomething," Scott 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, Scott has directed and produced a number of successful pilots and series including: "Earth 2" (Steven Spielberg, NBC), "Significant Others" (Jennifer Garner, FOX), "Cupid" (Jeremy Piven, ABC), "Get Real" (Anne Hathaway, FOX), "Georgetown" (Helen Mirren, CBS), "Hidden Palms" (Kevin Williamson, CW), "Women's Murder Club" (Angie Harmon, ABC). Recently, he has turned his attention to premium cable, where he Created, Produced and Directed the HBO series "Carnival", as well as "Dead Like Me" and "Huff" for Showtime. Scott is the Executive Producer/Director for the hit Showtime series "Californication." And, he has directed the first episode of the Alan Ball series for HBO, "True Blood." Scott's feature film credits include: directing "'Til There Was You" starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and Sarah Jessica Parker for Paramount and producing the independent horror film "The Initiation." His Awards include- 2 Emmy Awards, 7 nominations, 2 DGA nominations, 2 TCA Awards, 1 Golden Globe, New York City film festival award - best director, Peabody Award Vision Award - Producer of the Year, Voice Award and a Peoples Choice Award.



  • Won 2 awards (Both are Primetime Emmys)
  • Has been nominated 11 times
  • He is the son of H.M. Wynant and Ethel Wynant
  • He is the brother of Bruce Winant
  • He is married to Jill Gordon who is a producer, creative consultant, story editor and writer.
  • His other roles include being an assistant to directors and producer.

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