Elizabeth brings a well-rounded background to producing as an actor, writer, director, casting director and coach. On the other side of the camera, TV/film guest appearances include HOUSE, WOMENS MURDER CLUB, VERONICA MARS, SLEEPER CELL, ER, J EDGAR, SHILOH SEASON, JANUARY MAN. She has performed numerous roles on stage in New York, LA and regionally and been a Master Theatre Teaching Artist on the Los Angeles Music Center roster and LA’s Best, as well as a private acting/audition coach. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
Elizabeth’s first foray into producing was in theatre – numerous critically-acclaimed plays in LA and New York; Founding producer of Classical Theatre Lab/West Hollywood’s annual FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS and secured its annual permanent financing. She is a member of Los Angeles’ award-winning theatre company Pacific Resident Theatre.
Elizabeth’s first feature as a producer is the film adaptation of novel by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report), RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH, directed by John Alan Simon, starring Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Alanis Morissette, Katheryn Winnick and Scott Wilson. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH has won numerous awards at festivals and screened at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious “Indie Night Series.” US theatrical release on June 27, 2014; currently streaming on Netflix. For television, EK produced a Disney Channel pilot, WEBGIRL, aka VIRTUALLY CASEY, based on Elizabeth’s treatment, optioned by Suzanne De Passe Entertainment, Executive Produced by Brookwell/Macnamara Entertainment. Elizabeth has produced, cast and directed several short films and PSA’s (including one for New Directions in the WIF PSA program).
Elizabeth is a producer of the documentary, THE GOOD BREAST, premiering at Bentonville Film Festival May 4, 2016. Director Bernadette Wegenstein, Editor Victor Livingston, DP Allen Moore and composer House of Cards Emmy winner Jeff Beal. Next up as a producer is DEVOTI TUTTI, currently in post-production, also directed by Bernadette Wegenstein.
Elizabeth is writer/director/producer John Alan Simon’s producing partner at Discovery Productions. Discovery’s development slate includes prestigious IP from authors Philip K. Dick, Jim Thompson, Lucius Shepard and Ian Watson.
Elizabeth is an active member in the Los Angeles Theatre community, performing lead roles at Odyssey Theatre, Fountain Theatre, Met Theatre, Pacific Resident Theatre and Classical Theatre Lab. She is Director/Producer/Founder of Cedarburg Productions. Company member/Producer of Pacific Resident Theatre, former Company member and Board member of Classical Theatre Lab for fourteen years, Chairman of the Board for four. LA Theatre Ovations Award voter for ten plus years.
Graduate of Cornell University, BADA/London and Yale Drama’s Summer Program at Oxford University. Member FIND, IFP, WIF. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of BADA (British American Drama Academy).
Elizabeth’s motto: Work hard and be nice to people.