Morgan Gendel has written or produced more than 200 episodes of primetime TV and is perhaps best known as writer of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Inner Light,” for which he won the Hugo Award. His other sci-fi/comic credits include The Dresden Files, which he brought to TV as Executive producer; MTV’s animated Spider-Man, in which he served as Head Writer and Showrunner; and additional episodes of Star Trek: Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. He also received Emmy and Writers Guild nominations for his work as a writer-producer on Law & Order.
Gendel teaches TV Drama Writing at Columbia College Chicago/Semester in L.A., at the International Film School, Cologne and at Filmakademie, Ludwigsburg. He has been a consultant to several European broadcasters, most recently on the series “Sweet Life” for TNT, Moscow. He is currently adapting Ursula K. LeGuin’s celebrated sci-fi novel “THE TELLING” as a feature; has written the graphic novel “Hellana” in partnership with Stan Lee; and recently completed the TV pilot script “Layers” for Roddenberry Entertainment in partnership with Oscar-winning producer Chay Carter (“Argo”).
His company Anvil Studios was an early adopter in the web series realm, having produced Warner Horizon’s 90-minute series Pushed, which Gendel co-wrote and directed for TheWB.com.
A Connecticut native and graduate of Boston University, Morgan and his wife Debra, a Public Relations Executive, live in Santa Monica, California.