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Bill D'Elia is an American television screenwriter, producer, and director. He was an executive producer of Boston Legal and Ally McBeal, and is the co-creator and a principal screenwriter for Judging Amy.

D'Elia grew up in Queens, New York City, graduated from Ithaca College, and earned a master's degree in communication arts in 1972 from William Paterson University. In the 1980s, he was a successful director of television commercials. In 1989, he independently produced and directed the film The Feud, based on the 1983 novel by Thomas Berger. The film attracted the attention of Steven Bochco, who hired D'Elia to direct an episode of Doogie Howser, M.D.. D'Elia went on to direct episodes of numerous other television series including Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, The Practice, and Beverly Hills 90210.

He has been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards for directing (three for Chicago Hope and one each for Ally McBeal and Boston Legal).

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