John Wells

Executive Producer


John Wells (executive producer) is a six-time Emmy® Award winner and a 24-time Emmy® nominee. His series “The West Wing” garnered four Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Dramatic Series and received an Emmy® for Outstanding Special Class Program for “The West Wing Documentary Special,” while “ER” won an Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series. Wells has received seven PGA Award nominations, winning two for “The West Wing” and two for “ER,” as well as receiving a PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Television and two WGA Award nominations apiece for “The West Wing” and “ER.” Wells is a nine-time nominee for a Humanitas Prize, having won for “The West Wing,” and has received special recognition from the American Screenwriters Association (Screenwriting Hall of Fame Award), Casting Society of America (Career Achievement Award) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA Diversity Award). Wells’ extensive list of television credits includes HBO Films’ “Mrs. Harris,” “Southland,” “Third Watch” and “China Beach,” as well as the upcoming series “Shameless.” He recently wrote and directed “The Company Men,” starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper, and served as executive producer on such feature films as HBO Films’ “The Notorious Bettie Page,” “Then She Found Me,” Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” and “Far from Heaven,” “Savage Grace,” “Infamous,” “A Dirty Shame,” “The Company,” “White Oleander” and “The Good Thief.” His writing credits include “Southland,” “ER,” “Smith,” “The West Wing,” “Third Watch” and “China Beach.”