Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A.
From Turner Classic Movies Between the mid-'80s and the early 2000s, Ed Bianchi transitioned from his status as 1985's "Best Commercial Director of the Year" (helming ads for American Express, Eastern Airlines, and Jello Pudding, among many others) into one of the 21st century's most sought after television directors. Among his high-profile directing credits are episodes of "Law & Order: SVU," "The Wire," and "Mad Men." However, Bianchi is most often associated with producing and directing David Milch's gritty Western drama "Deadwood." He continued his trend of shady criminal dramas as a director and co-executive producer on Mitch Glazer's 2011 series "Magic City," set against the backdrop of mid-20th century Miami.