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Elizabeth Buckley

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Producer/Media Consultant
With a passion for storytelling, Peabody and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth (Betty) Buckley brings her diverse background in film, television, new media, and sales to her current role of producer and media consultant. A background rooted in television commercials informed the transition early in her career to working on the production side of features films such as Tender Mercies (Horton Foote, Bruce Beresford) and TV movies like Ron Howard’s Skyward. (Howard’s early foray into directing.) She then joined the Studios at Las Colinas working with Silkwood (Mike Nichols, Meryl Streep) and Robert Altmans’ Streamers. Her early creative development efforts in children’s television led to her position as Producer of Emmy award-winning PBS children’s series, Wishbone. The 50 episode series led to the TV film Dog Days of the West, which premiered on Showtime. Wishbone received five Emmy awards, and Buckley received a George Foster Peabody award for her work on the series. Buckley then joined the ranks of indie producer/ line producer on five indie features, including The Operator which debuted at SXSW. As Executive Producer for Trailblazer Studios, she co-created It’s Easy Being Green for the Fine Living Network. It’s Easy Being Green hosted the last interview with actor/philanthropist Paul Newman and his daughter Nell. She then joined 1080 Entertainment for the History Channel series, Jurassic Fight Club, and the highly rated specials Lost Book of Nostradamus and Nostradamus 2012. As director of development for 1080, Buckley developed, sold and produced the “near live” television event, Easter Island Eclipse for National Geographic.