The Big Screen Talent Behind Small Screen Projects: 15 Filmmakers And Their Forays Into Television

In recent years many critics have claimed that the quality of television has far outpaced that of feature films. While the mediums may be too different to garner a fair comparison, one thing’s for sure– more and more filmmakers are dabbling in (if not completely switching over to) TV. Here are 15 filmmakers who have lent their noteworthy cinematic style and themes to the small screen.

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Alan Ball

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Alan Ball won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 for American Beauty. After the achievement, he immediately turned his attention to the small screen, creating the award winning HBO series Six Feet Under. Most recently the writer has adapted Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse book series into True Blood for HBO.

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