The Real Ellen Story

The Real Ellen Story
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 42mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Betty DeGeneres Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Ellen DeGeneres Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Anne Heche Actor Interviewee 1 1000003
Laura Dern Actor Interviewee 1 1000004
Melissa Etheridge Actor Interviewee 1 1000005
Diane Sawyer Actor Interviewee 1 1000006
Fenton Bailey Director n/a 2 2000001
Randy Barbato Director n/a 2 2000002
Frances Berwick Producer series producer("Profiles") 3 3000001
Laura Pierce Producer series producer("Profiles") 3 3000002
Lesli Klainberg Producer n/a 3 3000003
Tiffany Flynn Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Eduardo Magaña Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000001
Steve Crash Camera n/a 120798 6000001
Bill McCurdy Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Zack Levy Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Scott Ferguson Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Paul Wiesepape Editor n/a 172 7000001
Craig Price On-Line Editor n/a 120811 7000002
Greg Carr Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Joe Carrano Music music production 120781 8000001
Jack Tarantino Research researcher 458 12000001
Dan Norton Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Michael Gatt Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Gregg Kita Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Lee Randall Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Yuvail Hod Sound n/a 120816 14000005
Robert Corbett Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000006
James Becker Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Tina Rice Assistant Accountant accounting assistant 120950 16000002
Donnell Grey Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Jason Goldman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Sara Elzerman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Brian Phillips Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Charlie Tracey Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Shawn Forbesg Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Tony Ware Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Thairin Smothers Production Associate n/a 120822 25000008
Synopsis
Documentary that explores the question: How tough was it to feature a lesbian leading lady on a network series? Features interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, Laura Dern, Melissa Etheridge, Diane Sawyer and the production team from the television show "Ellen." Traces the events leading up to the historic episode of "Ellen," in which the protagonist came out, becoming the first lesbian main character on a national television program. At the same time, actor Ellen DeGeneres was making her own decision to come out.