Ilene Chaiken

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Ilene Chaiken
Ilene Chaiken 1.jpg
Born (1957-06-30) June 30, 1957 (age 59)
Nationality American
Occupation television director, producer and screenwriter
Years active 1980s-Present.
Partner(s) LouAnne Brickhouse
Children 2

Ilene Chaiken (born June 30, 1957) is an American television producer, director, writer, and founder of Little Chicken Productions. Chaiken is best known as being the co-creator, writer and executive producer of the television series The L Word and is currently an executive producer on the hit television series Empire.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born to a Jewish family,[2] Chaiken studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design in 1979. [3]

Career[edit]

She began her career as an agent trainee for Creative Artists Agency, and as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment. In 1988, she was the coordinating producer for the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the associate producer for Satisfaction. She then wrote the screenplay Barb Wire (1996), and the television films Dirty Pictures (2000), and Damaged Care (2002) before the success of The L Word raised her profile. Since the L Word, she has been involved with Empire, a hit television series.

Personal life[edit]

Chaiken's partner is LouAnne Brickhouse (former VP of Production at The Walt Disney Company)[citation needed] and they live in the Hollywood Hills area of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. Chaiken is co-parent to twin daughters Tallulah and Augusta with her former partner, English architect Miggi Hood.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Executive Producer[edit]

Director[edit]

Producer[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Showrunner Hopes 'Empire' Is 'On The Crest Of A Wave Of Change'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-08-03. 
  2. ^ Jewish Journal: "The Jewish writer and actor who’s ‘the voice of black America’" by Curt Schleier September 11, 2015
  3. ^ "RISD XYZ Spring/Summer 2015". Issuu. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  4. ^ Strohm, Deidre (January 22, 2004). "A Conversation With Ilene Chaiken". POWER UP. Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ a b Veronica Mars And One Tree Hill Creators Back To Work On CW Cinemablend.com

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