DENNIS DOTY
Biography
Updated 4/20/16

Dennis E. Doty is a veteran television producer and former ABC TV Network executive. He has produced or overseen more than 100 television films and specials. Dennis Doty and Gilbert Cates formed Cates/Doty Productions in 1990. Cates and Doty were partners up to Gil's untimely passing in late October 2011.

Doty's TV Specials Producing credits include: the annual event, An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre from Washington DC for ABC and the White House - Oscar's Red Carpet, Starting with the first special, Doty produced a record six of the AMPAS official pre-shows that precede the Oscar's telecast - the three hour live anniversary event CBS at 75, and the CBS three hour international special, "To Life" - America Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Israel.

Doty's Television Film Producing credits include: the Emmy nominated 50th ABC Theater presentation, Laura Hobson's Consenting Adult, Robert Anderson's Emmy nominated Absolute Strangers, James Agee's Pulitzer Prize winning A Death in the Family, Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' Collected Stories, Escape from Sobibor - one of the highest rated TV films of the year, the 3 hour CBS/Chrysler/Marstar true story of the only successful over-through of a WW II Nazi concentration camp was Emmy nominated, a Golden Globe and Simon Wiesenthal Remembrance Award winner - the ABC mini-series, Tom Clancy's Net Force. Doty was Exec on the 3 hour The Scarlet and the Black starring Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer and Sir John Gielgud, the award winning CBS film of real life priest Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty who saved thousands from Nazi occupied Rome.

While Sr. Vice President in Charge of Television for Martin Starger's Marble Arch Productions, TV films included the Emmy Winning Friendly Fire, the Golden Globe winning, Emmy nominated All Quiet on the Western Front and the Emmy nominated ABC Theater production, The Elephant Man based on Bernard Pomeranz Broadway play.

Previously Doty was a Programming Vice President with ABC Television in both New York and Los Angeles. At ABC Doty oversaw the networks entry into early morning television with AM America, now Good Morning America. Doty also launched the hit series, Three's Company while ABC Program VP for NY and Europe.

After ABC and prior to joining Marble Ach/ITC Productions, Doty was with the William Morris Agency and later Exec VP Worldwide TV for D.L.Taffner, NY & London where he Exec Produced 14 international TV films and TV pilots.

Dennis Doty has served as Chairman of The Caucus of Producers, Writers & Directors, Treasurer and Board Member of The Caucus Foundation, Treasurer and Board Member of the Geffen Playhouse and has served on the boards the American Cinema Foundation of the Producers Guild of America.

Doty is a graduate of USC. He and his wife Jeralyn live in Sherman Oaks California.



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