Baptist preacher compares 'Game of Thrones' actors to sex offenders, condemns Christian fans

Baptist preacher compares 'Game of Thrones' actors to sex offenders, condemns Christian fans

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23 (UPI) --A pastor in Minneapolis has condemned HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," taking issue with the show's use of nudity and calling Christian fans "hypocrites."
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James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- A funeral Mass is to be held Thursday for the late actor James Gandolfini at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.
Chase, Carell, Smith and Christie mourn the loss of Gandolfini

Chase, Carell, Smith and Christie mourn the loss of Gandolfini

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator of the New Jersey mob drama "The Sopranos," declared its late star James Gandolfini one of "the greatest actors of this or any time."
Chase, Van Zandt reunite for film

Chase, Van Zandt reunite for film

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- David Chase, creator and producer of "The Sopranos," says he is reuniting with Steven Van Zandt, one of the New Jersey mob drama's stars, in a new film.
Van Zandt: No 'Sopranos' film coming

Van Zandt: No 'Sopranos' film coming

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Steven Van Zandt, a former cast member of "The Sopranos," says no film follow-up is planned at this time for the U.S. mob drama.
David Chase to direct first feature film

David Chase to direct first feature film

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator and producer of the iconic U.S. drama series "The Sopranos," is to make his feature film directing debut for Paramount Vantage.
David Chase working on HBO miniseries

David Chase working on HBO miniseries

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- HBO announced Monday that "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has signed on to write and produce a miniseries about the history of Hollywood filmmaking.
New 'Sopranos' DVD set costs $400

New 'Sopranos' DVD set costs $400

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- A DVD gift collection, containing all seven seasons of the U.S. mob drama "The Sopranos," as well as bonus features, will retail for $399.99.
'Sopranos' creator to direct first film

'Sopranos' creator to direct first film

HOLLYWOOD, May 8 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator of "The Sopranos," has signed a deal with Hollywood's Paramount Pictures to write, direct and produce his first feature film.

'Sopranos,' 'Lost' earn duel DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos," "Lost" and "Mad Men" were among the TV dramas whose episode directors were nominated for Directors Guild of America prizes.

Jury to Sopranos wannabe: Fuhgeddaboudit

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Trenton, N.J. has decided an aspiring writer doesn't deserve to be paid for contributions he said he made to TV's "The Sopranos."

David Chase to appear in N.J. court

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- David Chase, creator of the hit U.S. mob drama "The Sopranos," is to appear in a New Jersey court to present his side of a breach-of-contract lawsuit.

Clinton, Craig, West -- GQ Men of the Year

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is among the honorees to make GQ's 2007 Men of the Year list, the New York-based magazine said Tuesday.

'Sopranos' steals best drama Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" was named best drama at the 59th annual Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Wiseguy killed before 'Sopranos' series

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" actor Steve Schirripa knew the health of his wiseguy character was in jeopardy when he was visited by the show's creator. That never happened before during his six years on the popular HBO crime family drama.
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David Chase

David Chase is an American writer, director, and producer of television series. Chase has worked in television for more than 30 years; he has produced and written for shows as The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He has created two original series; the first, Almost Grown, aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. Chase is best known for his second original series, the influential and critically acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos, which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. A prominent figure in American television, Chase has won seven Emmy Awards.

David Chase was born in Mount Vernon, New York. An Italian-American, Chase grew up in a small garden apartment in Clifton, New Jersey and in North Caldwell. Chase has stated that as a youth he had many issues with his parents, whom he feels were overbearing. He grew up watching matinée crime films and was well-known as a creative storyteller during his childhood. Chase claims his father was an angry man who belittled him constantly as a child and his mother was a "passive-aggressive drama queen" and "a nervous woman who dominated any situation she was in by being so needy and always on the verge of hysteria. You walked on eggshells." One of his characters on the HBO original series The Sopranos, Livia Soprano is based on his mother. Chase struggled with severe depression as a teenager, something he still deals with today. He graduated from high school in 1964 and attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where his depression worsened. "I slept 18 hours a day," Chase later stated. He described his problems as "what's come to be known as normal, nagging, clinical depression. It was awful." He also worked as a drummer during this period, and held aspirations of being a professional musician. After two years, he transferred to New York University (NYU), where he announced his decision to pursue a career in film, a decision that was not well-received by his parents. He went on to attend Stanford University's School of Film.

Before creating and developing The Sopranos, Chase started in Hollywood as a story editor for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and then produced episodes of Northern Exposure and The Rockford Files, among other series. He also worked as a writer while on The Rockford Files—a show which he worked on in various capacities for more than four years. He won several Emmys, including one for a television movie story of runaway he scripted in 1980. After The Rockford Files run ended the same year, Chase worked in numerous television jobs until he wound up in charge of Northern Exposure in 1993. Chase worked in relative anonymity before The Sopranos debuted. Inspired as a youth by the film The Public Enemy, Chase created the critically and commercially successful show by drawing heavily on his own personal life; the character of Livia Soprano is modelled after his own mother. In a recent interview Chase stated that he experienced frustration for a long period with being unable to break out of the TV genre and into film over this time. In 2000, David Chase was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award. In 2005, Chase received a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his entire body of work.

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