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Donna Deitch



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Common Ground
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Devil's Arithmetic
  • Director
1999
86% Desert Hearts
  • Hungarian Gambler
  • Producer
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet A Change of Place
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Criminal Passion
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Prison Stories: Women on the Inside
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Several Friends
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Director
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Director
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
  • Director
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Director
18% Off the Map
2011
  • Director
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Director
79% Greenleaf
2016
  • Director
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Director

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