Beth Sullivan is the creator and executive producer of the hit
television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (a co-production
of The Sullivan Company and CBS Entertainment Productions).
The series has received Emmy, Golden Globe and People Choice
award nominations, as well as Emmy Awards for Cinematography,
Hairstyling, and Sound Mixing. In addition, the show has attained
widespread community acknowledgment, receiving recognition of
Native Americans, the Genesis Award for spotlighting animal
issues, the Family Film Award for promoting family values, and
the Environmental Media Award Finalist Certificate for raising
to Dr. Quinn, Beth co-created and served as executive story supervisor
of Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.
She brings her interest in true dramas to both prime time dramatic
series and movies for television.
1989/1990 season, two of Beth's telefilms that dealt with timely social
issues aired on both NBC and CBS. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman
Story (starring Nancy McKeon and Dale Midkiff for UTL Productions/CBS),
dramatizing the landmark federal lawsuit that resulted in legislation
to strengthen police responsibility toward battered wives aired October,
1989. It earned both critical acclaim and the highest TV 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. Beth was also honored for
her efforts on behalf of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence
Council. When He's Not a Stranger (starring Anabeth Gish and Kevin
Dillon for OCC Productions/CBS) focused on the timely social issue
of campus date rape.
The Sullivan Company produced "California" a one-hour
dramatic spin-off series of Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman for CBS,
and "West Point", which was slated to feature some
stars from DQ. The company's latest project was "Ponderosa",
a one-hour dramatic prequel to the popular "Bonanza,"
which featured DQ star Jim Knobeloch.
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
UCLA Film School and a former development/production executive in
the television division of 20th Century Fox. Beth has taught in the
UCLA Writer's Program and at the American Film Institute.
currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jim Knobeloch and
twins: Jack and Tess.
Binder (Executive Producer) was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and
moved to California in 1968. A graduate of the University of Southern
California's film school, where he received his degree in writing
and directing, Binder's career started when he sold his first script
to the television show, Punky Brewster, while serving as a production
assistant. He went on to serve as Story Editor for a season on the
CBS late night series, Adderly, and spent another three years freelancing,
writing scripts for such series as War of the Worlds, Friday the 13th--The
Series, and Top Cops, before serving two years as Executive Story
Editor for the Canadian based series, Neon Rider.
then moved on to the world of feature animation, co-writing the script
for Walt Disney Picture's Pocahontas.
is married and has one daughter.
Gerson (Co-Executive Producer) came to Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman two
seasons ago from the critically acclaimed series, Christy. Prior to
that, he was the Story Editor for several seasons for the hit CBS
series, Murder, She Wrote. He has also written episodes of Columbo
and other series, as well as pilots for CBS and ABC. He has written
screenplays for Paramount Pictures and several other production companies.
grew up in Berkley, California, and started out as an actor. He trained
at Juilliard School in New York -- which is also the alma mater Geoffrey
Lower, who plays the Reverend Johnson on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
and of David Ogden Stiers, seen recently as Michaela's Uncle Theodore.
Abbott (Co-Executive Producer) began her writing career on Little
House on the Prairie. She went on to write for such shows as Cagney
& Lacey, Quantum Leap and Star Trek. She spent two years in Hawaii
writing and producing Magnum P.I. in addition to pilots for NBC and
lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and their seven
year old son.
Liberti (Producer) joined the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman production
starting with the first show and has since been involved in producing
over one-hundred episodes.
to DQMW John has served on such distinguished productions as Beverly
Hills 90210, Miami Vice, Aspen (a six hour mini-series), The Fall
Guy, Magnum P.I., the feature film Howard the Duck, Simon & Simon,
B.J. and the Bear, The Highwayman, Centennial (26 hour mini-series)
and The Incredible Hulk just to name a few.
is currently living in Studio City and we all love and respect him
Tuchman (Executive Story Editor) has been working as a screenwriter
of feature films since 1990, and has his first experience writing
for television with "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." He is the writer
of a new independent film, "Just In Time," and the co-writer of Fox
Family Films, upcoming animated musical, "Anastasia." Eric's original
screenplay " The Family Bloom" was produced in April ' 97, starring
Penelope Ann Miller.
grew up on Long Island, was an English major at Brandies University,
and received an MFA from Columbia University's Graduate Film School
in 1987. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.