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Betsy Beers

Betsy Beers is executive producer of ABC’s hit series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” and the new drama series “For the People” and “Station 19.”

After working together on the pilot for “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ms. Beers partnered with Shonda Rhimes to develop and produce television projects for Rhimes’ production company, Shondaland.  In August 2017, Shondaland signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, to produce new series and other projects. Shondaland’s programs have garnered many awards including the Television Producer of the Year by the PGA, the Diversity Award from the DGA, a Golden Globe, a Peabody, and numerous AFI awards NAACP Image Awards. Most recently, Ms. Beers received a Golden Slate Award from the California Film Commission for her dedication to championing filming in California and generating thousands of in-state jobs.

Prior to her exclusive foray into television, Ms. Beers was president of the Mark Gordon Company.  While there, she oversaw the development and production of its feature film and television projects.  Before that, she was president of director Mike Newell’s Dogstar Films, where she produced the films “200 Cigarettes” and “Best Laid Plans.” She also developed such films as the cult hit “High Fidelity” and “Pushing Tin” among others.

Ms. Beers holds a BA from Williams College, where she studied theater and English literature.  She acted and performed comedy for several years in New York City before moving to Los Angeles, where she came to her senses and made the transition to producing.  She is married to a criminal defense attorney and lives in Los Angeles.

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