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Gregory Hoblit dips into science fiction for the first time to produce a gripping human drama that takes place on both sides of the time barrier. Frequency is his third motion picture. He garnered widespread acclaim as well as an Academy Award nomination for Edward Norton for his debut hit film, Primal Fear, also starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney. His second feature, Fallen, starring Denzel Washington, Donald Sutherland and John Goodman continued his reputation for cinematic intensity.

Hoblit has been a driving force in changing the face of American television. With a vast and influential body of work, Hoblit has not only won the respect of America's viewing audience but has amassed critical acclaim and numerous awards.

For his directing efforts, Hoblit has received Emmys for the pilots of L.A. Law and Hooperman and, in 1994, he won the prestigious Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for yet another ground breaking show, NYPD Blue. In 1989, Hoblit was awarded the Emmy for producing the NBC movie Roe v. Wade. He also received additional Emmys for his co-executive producing efforts on the series Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law, and for his executive producing efforts on NYPD Blue. In addition to numerous Humanitas, Golden Globe, People's Choice and other awards, Hoblit earned three Peabody Awards for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and the 1990 AIDS documentary, The Los Altos Story, which also earned a CableACE award.

Born in Abilene, Texas and raised in Berkeley, California, Hoblit completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley and UCLA, and studied film and television in graduate school at UCLA. He began his professional career in Chicago, where he associate produced and produced several live and taped talk shows for Chicago's ABC affiliate, WLS-TV. He then returned to Los Angeles where he cut his teeth associate producing a half-hour sitcom, two low budget films and a feature documentary, which he also produced and directed.

Hoblit then went to work as an associate producer on the six-hour miniseries Loose Change and a two-hour pilot, Dr. Strange, at Universal Television, before joining Steven Bochco at MTM Enterprises where together they produced the movie-of-the-week Vampire and the series Paris, Hill Street Blues and Bay City Blues. He then joined Bochco at Twentieth Century Fox for their collaboration on L.A. Law, Hooperman, Cop Rock, Civil Wars and NYPD Blue. Hoblit also directed Class of '61 for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.

More recently, Hoblit produced and directed the pilot and numerous episodes of NYPD Blue, while serving as executive producer for the series.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)