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Sunta Izzicupo
(Executive Producer )

Sunta Izzicupo is principal, prime time development, MAGNA Global Entertainment in Los Angeles. A 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, she started her national television career in 1984, working at 20th Century Fox under Leslie Moonves, beginning a long, professional association with the CBS Corporation chief. In 1986, she joined Disney's Series Department for a year and then returned to TV movies as director of movies and miniseries at Lorimar.

In 1989, Izzicupo joined the CBS TV movie/miniseries department as director of development. Three years later she was promoted to vice president of CBS Productions, where she produced 20 films and several miniseries for CBS, ABC and Showtime. In 1995, she was tapped to run the TV movie department and a year later added oversight of miniseries to her responsibilities. Working with the CBS movie and miniseries team, she supervised the production of more than 50 movies a year. Her work at CBS included a number of Emmy® winning mini-series, including Buffalo Girls, based on Larry McMurtry's novel, Mama Flora's Family, the third installment of Alex Haley's Roots trilogy, Joan of Arc and Jesus, a foreign co-production with RAI TV in Italy.

Izzicupo began working as an independent consultant after leaving CBS in 2002. During this period, she worked with CBS to oversee the production of the controversial miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil. The project went on to win several Emmys® garnering a total of seven nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries. In 2005, she joined MAGNA Global to lead prime time programming development.

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