A member of the DGA, Whitney has directed over 40 hours of episodic TV including ER, Homicide, Cracker, Smallville, Supernatural, as well as Steven Spielberg's Hight Incident, and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Soldier Of Fortune. One of the original founders of New York’s indie powerhouse The Shooting Gallery, Sling Blade, You Can Count On Me, Croupier, it was there that Whitney wrote and directed his first feature film, Handgun, starring Treat Williams.

Whitney has set-up numerous projects including his spec script Thieves at RKO, his original police procedural The Precinct at CBS, and the book adaption of The Intruders at Focus Features. Whitney has been a segment producer on Intervention for A&E and recently directed/produced the indie documentary Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery.

Whitney is currently Executive Producing the docuseries The 12th Victim at Showtime along with fellow partners Submarine Entertainment and Tremelo Productions.