Tim Van Patten
Tim Van Patten is a television director, writer and producer born in
Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
He is known for his work on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as Executive
Producer, Director and Writer, helmed the “Games of Thrones” pilot
and 20 Episodes of “The Sopranos”. David Chase, creator of “The
Sopranos” brought Van Patten to HBO, marking the beginning of his
long collaboration with the cable network.
Van Patten has directed over 100 hours of television in his four-decade
career, which began as an actor. David Thompson, film
historian, named Van Patten “The most effective director of his time”
in his 2012 book “The Big Screen: The Stories of the Movies”.
Along with his two Emmy wins, Van Patten has received many other
honors during his career for his work on “Boardwalk Empire”, “The
Pacific”, “Sex and the City”, “Rome” and “The Sopranos”, he received
A Golden Globe, multiple DGA, WGA and PGA awards as well as an
Edgar, Peabody and AFI honors. Other credits include “Into the
West”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “The Wire” and “Deadwood” all
of which he earned nominations or wins for various honors.