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      Ilene Chaiken

      Ilene Chaiken

      Highest Rated: 100% Queering the Script (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Satisfaction (1988)

      Birthday: Jun 30, 1957

      Birthplace: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA

      Co-creator of the critically lauded lesbian-themed drama "The L Word," Ilene Chaiken began her career as an agent trainee at Creative Artists Agency, also known as CAA. From there she wrangled a job as an executive for Aaron Spelling and Quincy Jones Entertainment. This led to her first television credit as a supervising executive on the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which starred up-and-coming actor and rapper Will Smith. By the show's second season, Chaiken had stepped up to coordinating producer. In 1996, Chaiken's writing drew notice when "Barb Wire," the Pamela Anderson science-fiction action movie, hit theaters. Chaiken earned a story credit on the screenplay, and went on to write a couple of made-for-TV movies: "Dirty Pictures," and "Damaged Care." In 2004, "The L Word" debuted to controversy and acclaim. Alongside Michele Abbott and Kathy Greenberg, Chaiken developed the series, which centers on a group of women living in Los Angeles. The show's frank portrayal of Sapphic sexuality caused controversy that helped contribute to the show's success. Chaiken has gone on to serve as writer, director, and producer on the series.

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      Credit
      100% No Score Yet Queering the Script Unknown (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 40% L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin Executive Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet 57% Damaged Care Writer - 2002
      40% 67% Dirty Pictures Writer - 2000
      40% 52% Satisfaction Associate Producer $7.9M 1988

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 78% Law & Order: Organized Crime Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2021-2023
      No Score Yet 79% The L Word: Generation Q Executive Producer 2019-2023
      83% 66% The Handmaid's Tale Executive Producer 2017-2019 2021-2022
      84% 48% Empire Executive Producer 2017-2020
      26% 60% Black Box Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2014
      57% 76% The L Word Executive Producer 2004-2009