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Henry Bromell (born 1947) is an American author, screenwriter, and director.
Bromell attended Eaglebrook School ('63) and the United World College of the Atlantic (64-66). He graduated from Amherst College in 1970. He won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for his first novel, The Slightest Distance. His collection of short stories, I Know Your Heart, Marco Polo, was published by Knopf. Bromell's work has appeared in two O. Henry Award collections.
He has written and produced for many television series, including Chicago Hope, Northern Exposure, Homicide: Life on the Street, Brotherhood, and Carnivàle. Bromell wrote and directed the feature film Panic and the F. Scott Fitzgerald biopic Last Call.
He married writer Trish Soodik, with whom he has a son. He was divorced from Trish Soodik at the time of her death from cancer in January, 2009.
Bromell joined the crew of NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street in 1994. He served as a writer and co-executive producer for the shows third season. He contributed to writing seven episodes for the season. He was promoted to executive producer for the fourth season and wrote a further 17 episodes. He scaled back his involvement with the fifth season and became a consulting producer. He wrote a further two episodes before leaving the crew at the end of the season in 1997. He contributed to a total of 26 episodes as a writer over three seasons with the series. He returned as a co-writer and co-executive producer for the feature-length follow-up Homicide: The Movie in 2000.
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