For the past several years, Betsy Beers has served as an executive producer of the hit show “Grey’s Anatomy” and its sister series, “Private Practice,” and she now brings her producing talents to “Scandal” on ABC. During its eight seasons, “Grey’s Anatomy” has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series. In addition, the show has been nominated for two consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama. For her work on the show, Beers has been nominated twice by the Producers Guild of America for their Television Producer of the Year Award and has won it once.
Most recently, Beers partnered with Shonda Rhimes and her company, Shondaland, to develop and produce additional feature film and television projects, including “Off the Map“.
Before her foray into the realm of television, Beers was President of the Mark Gordon Company. While there she oversaw the development and production of its feature film and television projects, including helping to develop “Grey’s Anatomy.” While at the Mark Gordon Company, she also had an active hand in producing the feature films “The Hoax,” starring Richard Gere, and “Casanova,” with Heath Ledger, both directed by Lasse Hallstršm.
Previously Beers was President of director Mike Newell’s Dogstar Films, where she produced the films “200 Cigarettes,” starring a stellar young cast including Ben Affleck, Dave Chapelle and Kate Hudson, and “Best Laid Plans,” with Reese Witherspoon. She has also developed such films as the cult movie “High Fidelity,” directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack, as well as “Pushing Tin,” with Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett and Angelina Jolie. She also served as executive producer on the movies “Safe Passage,” starring Susan Sarandon, and “Witchhunt,” starring Dennis Hopper, with producer Gale Ann Hurd.
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