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Glen Mazzara was born in Manhattan and grew up in Queens, New York. He attended NYU, and earned a masters in English. He worked as a hospital administrator in New York before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a writer in 1998.
He was a story editor, and writer for the fourth and fifth seasons of Nash Bridges. He joined the drama series, The Shield as an executive story editor and writer for its first season in 2002, was promoted to producer for the second season while continuing to write, to supervising producer for the third season, to co-executive producer for the fourth season, to executive producer for the fifth season, and left midway through the sixth season in 2006. Later in 2006 he was an executive producer on the short-lived series Standoff, and then a co-executive producer on the first season of NBC drama Life.
Mazzara left Life to create and executive produce a new series Crash based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name, serving as head writer and show runner. He left after one season, but was credited as a consulting producer for the second season premiere.
It has been confirmed that, after Season 3, Mazzara will be stepping down from the show. The details or reasons for this were highly speculated about until the information behind his release was revealed by insiders. It was revealed that the departure of Glen Mazzara from AMC was due to problems over creative control with Robert Kirkman and the AMC network.
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