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The following is a list of writers and directors for The Sopranos, a popular HBO original television series, about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano and his two families. The show had numerous directors and writers during its eight-year run.


Directing staff

Before directing The Sopranos, many of the directors worked on other television series. Many of the directors also have backgrounds in independent films.

Recurring cast members Steve Buscemi and Peter Bogdanovich also acted as directors.

Main directors

Four men directed 54 of the 86 episodes:

Repeat directors

Single-episode directors

Bogdanovich, Figgis, and Garcia, three Season 5 guest directors, provided commentary tracks for that season's DVD collection.[1]

Writing staff

Many of the writers and producers of The Sopranos wrote for television prior to the series. Writing team Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess worked with creator, David Chase, on Northern Exposure and The Rockford Files. Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider are also former writers for Northern Exposure.

Cast member Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti, wrote five episodes, starting in Season 2; Toni Kalem, who played Angie Bonpensiero, wrote the Season 5 episode "All Happy Families...".

Head writer

Creator and show runner David Chase is explicitly credited with 30 episodes (1999-2007), though he had a major role in all of the scripts, including producing each script's final draft.[2]

Regular writers

Repeat writers

Single-episode writers


  1. ^ The Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season DVD from the HBO Shop website
  2. ^ Josh Wolk (2007-04-06). "Burying the Sopranos". Entertainment Weekly.,,20033896,00.html. Retrieved 2007-07-19. "[Chase] oversees everything, from writing the final polish on all scripts to supervising the editing of each episode."  

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