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
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
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