Deborah Aal - Details


DEBORAH AAL left a career as a teacher to become a television executive. She landed her first industry job in the television development division at Rollins and Joffe. She went on to work in development for Henry Winkler's Fair Dinkum Productions.

As Vice President of Leonard Goldberg's production company, Aal supervised the production of "Paper Dolls" and developed for television the Emmy Award-winning telefim "Something About Amelia." Transitioning to NBC as the first in-house executive producer of television movies, Aal oversaw the development and production of the acclaimed AIDS drama, "An Early Frost."

Aal returned to Leonard Goldberg's organization as president of the company, for which she produced such movies as "Alex, The Life of a Child" which earned an Emmy nomination for screenwriting. She then segued into half-hour comedies with the series "The Cavanaughs."

At Grant Tinker's company, GTG, Aal executive produced "Raising Miranda" for CBS. She also served as president of Norman Lear's Act III Television and was an executive producer of "A Different World" for the Carsey-Werner Company.

Aal retired from television and taught screenwriting at the USC Graduate School of Film before returning to show business to develop and produce Sweet November (2001)