Debbie Supnik

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 years.

After 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 attorney.

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.

She 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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