FTT Talks: Producing Successful Television Shows: Studio and Producer Perspectives


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Antonia Ellis and Kevin Fortson, producers

Antonia Ellis has been the producer of Sex and the City, Royal Pains, and Men in Trees. She was also co-producer of The Corner, which won an Emmy for best mini-series. Earlier, Ellis was a production executive and head of post-production at DreamWorks SKG Television, and before that was associate producer on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Ellis has also produced feature films and is developing a web series. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Women in Film.

Kevin Fortson, in his current role, produces scripted and reality series. He oversees the hit reality franchise The Bachelor, which includes The Bachelorette and_ Bachelor Pad_, The Voice, Rizzoli and Isles, Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, and Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew. Prior, Fortson was senior vice president of operations and studio facilities for Warner Bros. Earlier, he worked on shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, Geraldo, and Now It Can Be Told.

For more information on Antonia Ellis and Kevin Fortson, click here.

Sponsored by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; and Multicultural Student Programs and Services