Frank Pugliese’s television credits include Night of the Living Dead, Homicide (WGA Award; for NBC); Love and Blood, Fallen Angels (Cable Ace Nomination; for Showtime), Street-time (for Showtime), The Beat (syndicated) and Law and Order (for NBC,) Borgias (for Netflix and Canal Plus), and Copper (for BBC America.) He is presently Executive Producer and co-Showrunner for Netflix’s series House of Cards. Pugliese won the WGA award for his work on the television series Homicide.
His screenplays include 29th Street (for Paramount and produced by Fox); Born to Run (produced by Fox); Infamous (directed and starring John Leguizamo, produced by Hart-Sharp); Shot in the Heart (directed by Agnieszka Holland, produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana;) and The Drowning (directed by Bette Gordon, produced by Jamin O’Brien.)
His plays for the New York stage include Aven’U Boys (Off-Broadway, Obie Award), The King of Connecticut, The Talk, The Alarm, The Democracy Project (all with Naked Angels); The Summer Winds (NY Stage and Film); Hope is the Thing with Feathers (The Drama Dept.), KAOS (New York Stage and Film.) Regional productions include The Talk (One Act Festival in L.A., New York Stage and Film, Williamstown, Mass.), The Crazy Girl, (Gloucester Stage.) and Matty’s Place (NY Stage and Film.) His directing credits for stage include Some Voices (by Joe Penhall, with the New Group); Betrayed by Everyone by Kenneth Lonergan (The Met Theatre, L.A.); Four by Christopher Shinn (Kaufman Theatre, Cherry Lane); and The Passion Play (by Pippin Parker, Naked Angels); and Hesh (by Matthew Weiss, Malaparte Theatre Company, Naked Angels).
As one of Naked Angels’ former artistic directors, he helped develop and create The Issues Project, Tuesdays @9, and Angels in Progress. He is a consultant for the Cherry Lane/Alternative Mentor program for young playwrights. He is co-director of the Television Writing Program at La Femis in Paris. And was associate professor of television writing at the Columbia University Graduate Film Department; and the former chair of the Playwriting Program at the New School for Drama; and has taught screenwriting and television writing for playwrights at the Yale School of Drama. A collection of his plays was published by Broadway Play Publishing.