BETH SULLIVAN (born August 29, 1949 in
Sullivan created and served as executive producer of Dr. Quinn (a
co-production of The Sullivan Company and
Prior to Doctor Quinn, Sullivan created and served as co-executive producer of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning one-hour drama series The Trials of Rosie O\'Neill .
Sullivan brought her interest in drama to prime time made-for-television movies, as well. In the 1989-90 season, two of Sullivan’s telefilms, both of which dealt with social issues, aired on NBC and CBS. Most notably, A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story dramatized the landmark federal lawsuit that resulted in legislation to strengthen police responsibility toward battered wives. It earned both critical acclaim and the highest movie rating of the season. In addition, it received a special commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for its use as a training instrument for law enforcement officers. Sullivan was also honored for her work by the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council.
After Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman , Sullivan created and executive produced the one-hour drama series Ponderosa for NBC/PAX from January 2000 until May 2002, when she was catastrophically injured in a car crash. She has since been in long-term recovery and caring for her twins, Tess and Jack, who were only six at the time of her traumatic injury.
Sullivan is a past member of the Writers Guild of America - West
Board of Directors and a former Trustee of the Guild Foundation. She
is a graduate of the
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
For her contributions to the television industry, Sullivan received
one of its highest honors, the Genii Award from the American Women in
Radio and Television -- now called Alliance for Women in Media --
organization. As well, she has received top honors from the Women’s
American Medical Association, the National Organization of the
Daughters of the American Revolution