Ellzey is a respected producer and motion picture executive who has worked in both the studio and independent sector. She joined Twentieth Century Fox in fall 2005 as the Executive Vice President of Production. She was the executive producer of the Academy Award®-nominated THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (2007), directed by Andrew Dominick and starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.

Prior to joining Fox, Ellzey was President of Scott Free Entertainment, the company owned by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. She produced:

  • IN HER SHOES (2005), directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, and Toni Collette
  • TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (2006), directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring James Franco and Sophia Myles.

Ellzey was the executive producer of Ridley Scott’s A GOOD YEAR (2006), starring Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, and Freddie Highmore; and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005), starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Ed Norton, and Jeremy Irons; and of Tony Scott’s DOMINO (2005), starring Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

Also while at Scott Free, Ellzey was the co-executive producer of the HBO historical drama THE GATHERING STORM (2002), which earned her the 2002 Emmy Award for Best Made for Television Movie. The film, starring Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave, won two additional Emmys as well as two Golden Globes Awards, including Best Miniseries or Motion Picture, and three BAFTA Awards.

Prior to Scott Free, Ellzey held positions as President of Sonnenfeld/Josephson and as Vice President of Doug Wick’s Red Wagon Productions. She began her career as the producer of the low-budget independent feature THE POISON TASTERS, which premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

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