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Morgan Gendel is a screenwriter and television producer who has written for such television shows as Nash Bridges, Law & Order, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, and Drop Dead Diva. Gendel won the Hugo Award for writing the popular and lauded Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "The Inner Light." He was the first television writer to win the Hugo in 22 years, since the original Star Trek television series. As a producer, he brought the Dresden Files novels to the screen as a TV series on the SciFi Channel. He produced the movie Frankenhood for Lionsgate and directed the web series Pushed for The WB.com.