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Award for Producer/Showrunner Team of a Series

Akiva Goldsman
Executive Producer, WGN America’s “Underground”

Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University.

His feature writing credits include The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, Practical Magic, I, Robot, Cinderella Man, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Insurgent and A Beautiful Mind, for which he won an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award.

Under his Weed Road Pictures banner at Warner Bros., Goldsman has produced the feature films Deep Blue Sea, Constantine, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Hancock, Fair Game and Lone Survivor. He currently is producing the upcoming Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, which will be released in 2016.

Goldsman served as executive producer on Paranorma Activity 2, 3 and 4. He also worked as a consulting producer on the television show “Fringe,” for which he directed and co-wrote episodes and garnered a Saturn Award and a Hugo Award nomination. Goldsman also serves as an executive producer on the SyFy Network miniseries, “Childhood’s End,” which will premiere in December.

Goldsman’s feature directorial debut Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith and Russell Crowe, was released in February 2014. Goldsman wrote the script based on Mark Helprin’s novel of the same name. He most recently directed the drama fantasy horror film, Stephanie, which will be released by Universal in 2016. For television, Goldsman also directed “Energy From The Edge,” an episode of National Geographic’s scientific six part series “Breakthrough,” which aired in December 2015.