Beverly Kopf has a unique background of collaborating with A-list celebrities and broadcast journalists, creating hit shows and working successfully within a wide range of formats - everything from reality to magazine to talk to long-form documentary. As a writer and producer, she brings a sensitivity and intelligence to the subject matter that always enhances the final product.

Kopf received an EMMY Award for writing the hit ABC talk show The View. She helped develop the smart, off-the-cuff conversation that has made the show so successful. As creator of 'Hot Topics,' Kopf produced an exciting opportunity for women to be part of the national conversation on a host of issues. For a Barbara Walters segment on Matthew Shepard, she received a GLAAD Media Award.

Since leaving The View, Kopf has continued her association with Meredith Vieira. She wrote for her when Vieira hosted the 2000 Academy Award pre-show, and wrote and produced the Intimate Portrait wraps for Lifetime Television, hosted by Vieira. Under her TVgals, Inc. banner, she co-wrote Bravo Profiles on Salma Hayek and Julie Taymor. Considered one of their most outstanding shows, The Taymor Profile was submitted by Bravo for a Peabody Award. She also co-wrote two one-hour documentaries for the Court TV series The System. She was Kathy Hilton's writer for the reality series, So You Want To Be A Hilton, which aired on NBC in the summer of 2006.

Under her TVgals banner, Kopf has written and co-produced a feature-length documentary that celebrates the lives of six everyday heroes in the GLBT community. The film, Be Real,made possible by Stolichnaya Vodka, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2006 and has screened at major film festivals across the country, including New York, San Francisco, and Miami.

Under TVgals, Kopf has recently co-produced the behind-the-scenes DVD featurettes for the groundbreaking Sony Pictures musical drama, Across the Universe. Directed by Tony-Award-winning Julie Taymor and incorporating original performances of many of the Beatles classic hits, the DVD was released in February 2008. For the second year in a row, TVgals has produced, America's Best Leaders, a film for US News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. An inspiring and provocative look at leadership in America today, it can be seen on the U.S. News website.

Also under TVgals, Inc., Kopf co-produced 26 hours of programming at The Omega Institute for a start-up network called Wisdom Television. Soul Stories, a series on personal transformation, helped brand the network and became one of Wisdom's signature programs.

Prior to The View, Kopf enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood as a Segment Producer and Talent Executive where she conceived, booked, wrote, and produced hundreds of celebrity, cultural, and issue-oriented segments. She also helped develop talk shows for Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Miller, Tammy Faye Baker and Mo Gaffney.

For four years, Kopf worked with Maria Shriver where she was one of a small creative team that produced innovative, topical and award-winning specials for the NBC News critically acclaimed series, First Person with Maria Shriver. Other credits include Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, Entertainment Tonight, A.M. Los Angeles and MADtv. In association with Gay Rosenthal Productions, she served as Talent Executive on a number of Lifetime specials, including Idolized, Envied and Adored: the Age of the Female Icon, produced in conjunction with The New York Times. Also with GRP, she wrote Lifetime Intimate Portraits on Vanessa Williams and Bette Midler.

Kopf graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College and did graduate work at The University of Michigan. She is a member of The Writers Guild of America East, and resides in New York City with her partner of fifteen years. Kopf's first autobiographical essay, Oy Vay the Kids are Gay was published in August 2005 in an anthology entitled Mentsh. Her essay Lose Your Mother, Find Yourself appeared on the acclaimed literary website, Fresh Yarn.

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