Betsy Beers Biography
Betsy Beers is an American Tv and film producer. She is best known for producing and taking part in Shondaland Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice How to Get Away with Murder, The Catch, Station 19 and For THe People.
Betsy Beers Age
She was born in 1957 and she is about 62 years old.Betsy Beers Photo
Betsy Beers Career
She is a graduate of 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 to make the transition to producing.
While living in New York City, she was a producer to the 1999 cult film 200 Cigarettes. The cult favorite had an all-star cast that included Courtney Love, Guillermo Diaz, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, and Ben Affleck. 200 Cigarettes is also the first film to star Goldie Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson who played a very similar role to her real-life mother.
She served as President of director Mike Newell’s Dogstar Films, where she produced the films 200 Cigarettes, starring Ben Affleck, Dave Chappelle, and Kate Hudson, and Best Laid Plans, starring Reese Witherspoon. She also developed such films as High Fidelity, directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack, as well as Pushing Tin, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie. She also served as Executive Producer on the films Safe Passage, starring Susan Sarandon, and Witch Hunt, starring Dennis Hopper, with producer Gale Ann Hurd.
She then served as President of the Mark Gordon Company. While there, she oversaw the development and production of its feature film and television projects, including the development of Grey’s Anatomy. Additionally, Ms. Beers produced the feature films The Hoax, starring Richard Gere, and Casanova, starring Heath Ledger; both films were directed by Lasse Hallström.
In 2009, she partnered with Shonda Rhimes’ production company ShondaLand to develop and produce an additional feature film and television projects.
Betsy Beers Net Worth
Her net worth is still under- review.
Betsy Beers Dermatologist
Dermatology Associates in Gainsville is a partnership between Betsy Beers, M. D., and Tara Ezzell, M. D. built on the highest quality patient care. Dr. Beers’ longstanding relationship with the Gainesville patient community and her impeccable reputation among her peers drew Dr. Ezzell into the practice in 2007.
Together they treasure the opportunity to serve their patients and offer a unique kind of dermatologic care. Through careful surveillance and close doctor-patient relationships, they are able to offer a uniquely less-invasive approach to skin cancer treatment. By evaluating patients, not just the skin they are wearing, Drs. Beers and Ezzell can offer a more comprehensive approach to medical and cosmetic skin problems.
Betsy Beers Tv Shows|Movies
- For The People (TV Show)
- Station 19 (TV Show)
- Lucha Por la Justicia (TV Show)
- Still Star-Crossed (TV Show)
- The Catch (TV Show)
- Toast (TV Show)
- How to Get Away with Murder (TV Show)
- Scandal (TV Show)
- Off the Map (TV Show)
- Private Practice (TV Show)
- Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show)
- Anatomía de Grey (TV Show)
- Safe Passage (Movie) 1995
- Gilded Lilys (TV Show)
Betsy Beers Ministries
She is the Founder and President of Besty Beers ministries church.
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Betsy Beers Interview
Do you think your college degree was necessary?
Yes. As much for what I learned as for the credibility, it lent me later on in life.
How did you get your start?
Betsy Beers: I started as an actor, doing comedy (improv and sketch) in NYC. During that period of time, I helped produce the shows we created and had an active role in developing the content. When I decided to change career paths, I started as a script reader, as I found it combined my love of literature and criticism, and film/performing (see college degrees).
What are the hardest and best parts of your job?
Betsy Beers: The hardest part is also the best part — the lack of predictability and the ongoing need for creative flexibility. My job is to service talent and help produce the best product possible. Which means no day is ever the same, and that I (and my schedule) have to constantly remain flexible, as demands of certain projects and shows change from minute to minute — or day to day. I also have to be able to switch gears both in terms of material and the most effective approach with each project. They are all different, and the talent involved is all different, so shifting gears with ease is the best way to see a superior result.
What is the best and worst career advice you received?
Betsy Beers: One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to ask for help if you don’t know what you are doing. There is a tendency for people in leadership or power positions to feel the need to cover or pretend when they don’t have the answer to a question or the information necessary to deal with a situation. A strong and confident leader isn’t afraid to admit that they can benefit from learning something new.
I can’t remember a piece of advice that was terrible, but I can say that the propensity and the pressure to chase projects or talent just because other companies or entities seem to want them is not a great path. A kind of professional FOMO. I have let projects go that a lot of other people wanted because, as I didn’t respond with passion, I wasn’t the right home for that project.
What drew you to your current industry and position?
Betsy Beers: I always knew that I most likely wanted to work in the entertainment business. My father was an agent for actors in NYC, and I grew up with an appreciation of the business from him. My mother encouraged my reading and interest in literature and understanding how stories worked. I knew, after years of working in movies, that I wanted to work in television, and the draw to commit to doing it full time came from wanting to work consistently with Shonda. However, I kind of made my actual position here up. I started by being Shonda’s partner in crime on “Grey’s,” and little by little expanded what my responsibilities entailed — including making decisions and supervising creative on the different ancillary merchandise and marketing opportunities that were being presented to the show and to Shonda. It was the beginning of learning the value of brand management. Then the next step was starting to develop and produce shows that Shonda didn’t create.
What part of working at Shondaland has had the biggest impact on you?
Betsy Beers: Obviously, meeting Shonda in 2002 has had the most impact on me, ’cause we have been working together ever since.
How did you learn to have confidence in yourself at work?
Betsy Beers: I feel like I got encouragement very early on by being hired and then promoted and I found that I got much support from those around me. I had a few early mentors, who really stuck with me, appreciated my input, and started to rely on my judgment. But also somehow, while doing this work, (reading and working on scripts, analyzing the work, noting with writers) I was confident that I had solutions to creative storytelling and practical problems. It was as though after struggling for years as an actor, a profession to which I was definitely not suited, I found my voice.