Bruce McKenna biography

Bruce McKenna

TV Producer

1962 –


Who is Bruce McKenna?

Bruce C. McKenna is a writer for television and film. He was the co-executive producer, creator, principal writer and researcher on the 2010 HBO 10 part mini-series, The Pacific, which was co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. The Pacific received eight Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Miniseries, at the 62nd annual Emmy Award ceremony held on August 29, 2010. The Pacific had been nominated for 24 Emmy Awards, including Mckenna's nomination for "Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special" for his writing of the episode "The Pacific" - "Part Ten."

In 2001, he wrote three episodes of the television series Band of Brothers, entitled: "The Last Patrol", "Bastogne", and "Replacements". Mckenna's "Bastogne" episode won a Writers Guild Award, garnered an Emmy nomination, and was a finalist for the Humanitas Prize.

Before his work in television and film, Mckenna worked as a journalist and freelance writer. He has written many articles on the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Pakistan, and has interviewed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.


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Mar 14, 1962
Also known as
  • Bruce C. McKenna
  • United States of America
  • Wesleyan University
  • Elisabeth Morrow School
Lived in
  • Englewood

on July 23, 2013

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