Suzann Ellis is the President of Beacon Pictures and Television. Ellis oversees Beacon’s extensive slate of television projects, including DONOVAN written by Terry George for EPIX; CARRY THE WORLD, based on Diana Castle’s acclaimed play; JUSTICE GIRL, by Julian Stone, being adapted as a limited series by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera; and REPAIRMAN JACK, being adapted by Chris Carter (X FILES) and Gabe Rotter, based on a series of novels by F. Paul Wilson. Ellis was an Executive Producer, overseeing TNT’s, AGENT X, starring Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Gerald McRaney, Mike Colter and James Earl Jones.
As head of Beacon Pictures, Ellis shepherds the company’s line up of projects that includes UNCONQUERABLE, based on the life of the great explorer of Mt. Everest, Edmund Hillary, with Hugh Jackman to star; CHILDHOOD’S END, based on the iconic book by Arthur C. Clarke, with Denzel Washington; NOT OF THIS WORLD, based on the celebrated
Italian film FUORI DAL MONDO, with Colin Farrell producing and starring;
A BETTER DAY, based on the Korean film, FAILAN, with James Kent (TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, THE AFTERMATH) directing, and the sequel to the smash hit AIR FORCE ONE at Sony.
Ellis’s other film credits include: THE HURRICANE, which starred Golden Globe winner Denzel Washington, directed by Norman Jewison;
THIRTEEN DAYS, starring Kevin Costner and directed by Roger Donaldson; and A LOT LIKE LOVE, starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet.
Independently from Beacon, Ellis developed and co-produced the Dreamworks box office hit, GALAXY QUEST, starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Sigourney Weaver.
Ellis is a graduate of UCLA, with a degree in Theatre. She began her career at the commercial production house, The Power and Light Picture Company. She joined Beacon in 1991.