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Donna Deitch

  • Highest Rated: 100% Desert Hearts (1986)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% Desert Hearts (1986)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1945
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Openly gay filmmaker Donna Deitch made documentaries and shorts before releasing her independent feature film debut Desert Hearts in 1985. After winning an honorable mention at Sundance, the romantic drama remains a lesbian cult classic and has inspired another generation of gay filmmakers. However, the film didn't open too many doors for Deitch in Hollywood, so she took her talents to television. In 1989, she directed the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries The Women of Brewster Place. Several TV movies and straight-to-video releases followed, including a segment in the TV anthology Prison Stories: Women on the Inside. She has directed episodes of NYPD Blue, ER, Murder One, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 1997, she was met with festival acclaim for her documentary Angel on My Shoulder, a story about actress Gwen Welles' struggle with cancer. After making the Showtime movie Common Ground, she directed the popular TV dramas Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, and Dragnet.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Common Ground Director 2000
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic Director 1999
No Score Yet A Change of Place Director 1994
No Score Yet Criminal Passion Director 1994
No Score Yet Sexual Advances Director 1992
No Score Yet Prison Stories: Women on the Inside Director 1991
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Director 1989
100% Desert Hearts Hungarian Gambler Producer Director 1986
No Score Yet Several Friends Actor 1969

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Greenleaf
2016
Director
  • 2016
66% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
Director
  • 2011
18% Off the Map
2011
Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2002
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Director
  • 2010
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Director
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
Director
  • 2007
77% Eureka
2006-2012
Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Producer Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
90% Bones
2005-2017
Director
  • 2006
55% Heroes
2006-2010
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Director
  • 2003
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Director
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
91% Murder One
1995-1997
Director
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Director
  • 1995

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