ABC STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL
Keli Lee is managing director, International Content, Platforms and Talent, ABC Studios International. In this role she leads the international division of ABC Studios, creating new opportunities for international co-productions, local original content, program formats and talent around the world.
ABC Studios International’s first series, “Harrow,” in partnership with Hoodlum Entertainment and the ABC (Australia), is currently filming in Australia.
In Lee’s former role as executive vice president, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment Group, a position she held for more than a decade, she oversaw all talent and casting for ABC Television Network and ABC Studios, including multiple award-winning series such as “Modern Family,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives,” “black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “American Crime” and “Quantico.”
Under Lee’s decade of leadership, ABC received a total of 30 Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Acting Categories, including Viola Davis’s historical Emmy Award in 2015 as the first African American actress to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama; Regina King for Best Supporting Actress; and Best Supporting wins for “Modern Family”’s Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell; and 159 Emmy Award nominations for actors, including Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara and Timothy Hutton. During Lee’s tenure, ABC also received 60 Golden Globe nominations and five Golden Globe Awards in the acting categories.
Harrow: An Investigation into Next Level Co-Pro Secrets to Seizing Global Creative Connections As global coproduction – across platforms- has become the template for big-budget rendered, high end content, the magical alchemy in making this a creative and commercial success remains elusive. The new game in town is finding collaborative partners in unexpected places and […]