Although Debbie Supnik has
been in the entertainment industry since graduating from college people
might say it was many more years before that her career actually began.
At age 13 she was asked by Beatles manager Brian Epstein to start the
official Beatles Fan Club in New York City. And start she did,
organizing press conferences, fundraising events, making TV show
appearances and serving as a fan liaison to Fan Club chapters for
several years, until leaving for Boston University where she graduated
Magna Cum Laude from their College of Communication.
Immediately after graduation,
Debbie began work on a Masters Certificate at Carpenter School for
Visual Arts at Harvard University as well as a position at CBS TV,
where she worked for fourteen years, seven in New York and was then
transferred to Los Angeles for seven additional years at Television
City. At CBS she held various positions, primarily in the
programming department where she worked on shows from 60 Minutes to
soap operas to Primetime, feature acquisitions and late night.
After CBS she moved to Women in Film in Los Angeles where she served as
the organization's first Executive Director. Following this,
Debbie headed up the Research Department at ABC's Home Show for five
a short time as Media
Director for an international public relations firm media training and
working with the press, Debbie joined Weller/Grossman Productions where
she has been responsible for the development of over 9,000 shows for 36
broadcast and cable networks primarily in nonfiction programming. As
the person in charge of
talent at Weller/Grossman Debbie has identified and/or discovered many
of today's most notable hosts on both broadcast and cable television.
Debbie is married to Paul Supnik, a copyright and trademark
Even today Debbie still continues
her association with the Beatles and has served as a consultant on
several Beatle related film and video projects. She has taught
two courses at UCLA Extension. Debbie is also a member of British
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and served on its
Membership Committee, is a member of The Producer's Caucus and is
graduate of Team Beverly Hills.
received an Emmy nomination in connection with her work on the Hallmark
Channel's Home and Family as a Consulting Producer in 2013.
Debbie was a Juror in nonfiction programming forThe International
Emmy Awards in 2012. She also particpates yearly as a "pitch
catcher" at NATPE's annual event. Debbie has also been a speaker
at Reel Screen in Washingon, D.C.
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