Bill Finnegan

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William R. Finnegan (June 29, 1928 – November 28, 2008) was an American television and film producer whose well known credits included The Fabulous Baker Boys, Hawaii Five-O and the cult hit, Reality Bites. he was a five time Emmy Awards nominee. Bill Finnegan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 29, 1928. He enlisted and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Finnegan initially launched a career as a newsman in 1950 when he began writing for the Associated Press, CBS and the Hollywood Citizen News. Following his stint as a journalist and newsman, Finnegan began working as an assistant director and production manager in the television industry. Finnegan founded Finnegan-Pinchuk Company, a production company, with his wife, Patricia Finnegan, and their business partner, Sheldon Pinchuk. Their company, which was headquartered in Studio City, California, became one of the entertainment industry's leading leading suppliers of network and cable television movies by the late 1970s and 1980s. Television productions by Finnegan's Finnegan-Pinchuk Company included Wes Craven's Summer of Fear in 1978; The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979) starring Dennis Weaver; The $5.
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