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Shawn Piller (born 5 October 1972; age 51) is a scriptwriter and producer who contributed to three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He is the son of the late writer/producer Michael Piller, who was the executive producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the co-creator of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

In 1999, Piller partnered with his father to form Piller2, an independent production company headquartered in Hollywood, California. After his father's death in 2005, the company merged with producer Lloyd Segan's indie company to become The Piller-Segan Company.

In 2000, he co-wrote and co-produced Day One, a science fiction pilot for The WB Network. He has been involved with the development of numerous pilot scripts under his deals with The WB, Granada Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures.

Piller was the executive producer of ABC Family's program Greek. He was co-executive producer and co-creator of USA Network's The Dead Zone, which ended in 2007 after five seasons, and co-executive producer of ABC Family's Wildfire, which ended in 2008 after three seasons.

Prior to his television work, Piller traveled the independent film festival circuit as producer of Too Pure (MaxMedia, Austin Film Festival, Tokyo Film Festival, and the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival), Oakland Underground (Chicago Film Festival) as well as the short films No Insurance (L.A. Film Festival 1999) and The Lonely Leave, based on the Dorothy Parker short story of the same name.

Piller and his mother Sandra Piller are also the principal officers for Piller Records. He was married to actress Lindsay Price from 2004 to 2007 and is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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