25-year Wolf Films veteran, producer-director Arthur Forney, has closed a new overall deal with Dick Wolf’s production company and Universal TV, where the company is based. Under the pact, Forney will continue as a co-executive producer and director for all of Wolf Films/Uni TV NBC series, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
Additionally, Forney also heads all of Wolf Films’ post production operations.
“As head of post production, Arthur Forney is one of the irreplaceable pieces of the Wolf Films hierarchy,” Wolf said. “I’ve worked with him every day on every episode we’ve produced for more than two decades. The fact that he has also directed some of the best episodes on all our series is merely icing on the cake.”
Forney began his career at Warner Bros. and worked on independent films before landing at Universal, where he served as an editor on Magnum, P.I. He joined Wolf Films in 1988, working with Wolf on all of his series including flagship Law & Order and its spinoffs as well as New York Undercover and the Chicago Fire franchise.
Since picking up directing in 1994, Forney has helmed more than 30 episodes of Wolf Films series. He is slated to direct the 2015-16 season premieres of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D. Forney is repped by Paul Alan Smith of ESA.