Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess are Executive Producers for the groundbreaking HBO series, "The Sopranos" and have been with the show since its first season. Before that, the team won an Emmy and two Golden Globes for their work on "Northern Exposure," wrote and produced for such series as "A Year in the Life," and "Almost Grown" (also created by David Chase), and other TV shows, as well as writing the Showtime movie "Critical Choices." They were awarded the 2001 and 2003 Emmys for Best Writing of a Drama Series for episodes of 'The Sopranos,' plus two Peabody Awards and a Golden Globe for that show. A Rhode Island native, Green earned a BA in American Literature from Brown University, and an MFA at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, where she met Burgess, himself a University of Iowa graduate in history and a native of that state. Both began their TV writing careers later in life, after years in varying endeavors - Rolling Stone journalist, waitress, magazine editor, ditch digger, computer programmer, elevator operator in a meat-packing plant, and Specialist 4th Class, US Army.