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Vare, Ethlie Ann 1953- (Lee Riley, Ethlie A. Vare)

Vare, Ethlie Ann 1953- (Lee Riley, Ethlie A. Vare)

PERSONAL

Born March 8, 1953, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; daughter of Ben Herman (an artist) and Shirley (maiden name, Marder) Riley; married Barry C. Vare, June 5, 1975 (divorced, November 1983); children: Russell Alexander. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (summa cum laude), world literature, 1972. Politics: Liberal. Religion: Judaism. Avocational Interests: Rock and roll.

Addresses:

Office—8306 Wilshire Blvd., Number 2655, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Agent—Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications, Ltd., 121 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001. Contact—[email protected]

Career:

Writer and producer. Worked as a radio disc jockey in California; obituary writer for a newspaper in California; Goldmine (magazine), pop editor, 1983-85; Rock (magazine), executive editor, 1984-87 (some sources cite 1983-86); Syndicated International Network, London, chief of West Coast bureau, 1993; E! Entertainment Television, on-air correspondent, 1993-96; contributor to various periodicals. Instructor and coach at writing workshops; lecturer on female inventors and their inventions at colleges, universities, and other venues. Also known as Ethlie A. Vare.

Member:

National Association of Progressive Radio Announcers (charter member), Los Angeles Women in Music (president, 1987-88), Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America, West, Women in Film, American Civil Liberties Union, American Association of University Women, Amnesty International.

Awards, Honors:

Maggie Award, best editorial content, Western Magazine Publishers Association, 1986, for work at the periodical Rock; Vare's Mothers of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb; Forgotten Women and Their Unforgettable Ideas was named a best book for young adults by the American Library Association, 1998; Vare's Adventurous Spirit: A Story about Ellen Swallow Richards (illustrated by Jennifer Hagerman) was named a top title for new adult readers by the Public Library Association, 1992; Big Island Film Festival Award (with others), best foreign feature, Hawaii, 2008, for Swamp Devil.

CREDITS

Television Work; Series:

Story editor, Players, NBC, 1997-98.

Executive story editor and coproducer, Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2000-2004, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004-2005.

Senior creative consultant, Adventure Inc. (also known as Aventure et associes), syndicated, 2002-2003.

Television Consulting Producer; Movies:

Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall, The Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well, The Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Jane Doe: Ties That Bind, The Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss, The Hallmark Channel, c. 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Gossip Show, E! Entertainment Television, c. 1993-96.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; Movies:

Jane Doe: The Wrong Face, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall, The Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well, The Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Black Swarm (also known as Night of the Drones), Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Jane Doe: Ties That Bind, The Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Something Beneath, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss, The Hallmark Channel, c. 2007.

Swamp Devil, Super Channel (Canada) and Sci-Fi Channel, 2008.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"When She Was Bad," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1996.

Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, multiple episodes, 1996-97.

"The Babysitter," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

"I Love the Nightlife," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

"In Concert," Players, NBC, 1997.

"Rashocon," Players, NBC, 1997.

"The Cloister," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 1999.

"Deja Vu," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 1999.

(Author of story) "Ransom of Red Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

"The Golden Phoenix," BeastMaster (also known as BeastMaster—Herr der Wildnis, BeastMaster, le dernier des survivants, and O arhontas ton zoon), syndicated, 2000.

"Subterfuge," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 2000.

Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, multiple episodes, 2000-2002.

"Bride of the Sun," Adventure Inc. (also known as Aventure et associes), syndicated, 2002.

"Village of the Lost," Adventure Inc. (also known as Aventure et associes), syndicated, 2002.

"Maternal Mirrors," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

"The Search for Arthur," Adventure Inc. (also known as Aventure et associes), syndicated, 2003.

"XX," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2004.

Nonfiction:

(With Ed Ochs) Stevie Nicks (also known as Everything You Want to Know about Stevie Nicks), Ballantine, 1985.

(As Lee Riley) Tom Cruise, Pinnacle, 1985.

Ozzy Osbourne, Ballantine, 1986.

(With Mary Toledo) Harrison Ford, St. Martin's Press, 1988.

(With Greg Ptacek) Mothers of Invention: From the Bra to the Bomb; Forgotten Women and Their Unforgettable Ideas, Morrow, 1988.

(As Lee Riley) Patrick Duffy, St. Martin's Press, 1988.

(As Lee Riley) The Sheens, St. Martin's Press, 1989.

Adventurous Spirit: A Story about Ellen Swallow Richards, illustrated by Jennifer Hagerman, CarolRhoda Books, 1992.

(With Ptacek) Women Inventors and Their Discoveries, Oliver Press, 1993.

Legend: Frank Sinatra and the American Dream, Boulevard, 1995.

(Editor) Diva: Barbra Streisand and the Making of a Superstar, Berkley Publishing, 1996.

(Editor with Michael Musto) Rainbow: A Star-Studded Tribute to Judy Garland, Berkley Publishing, 1998.

(With Ptacek) Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas, John Wiley & Sons, 2001, some sources cite title as Patently Female: More Women Inventors and Discoveries.

Author of "Rock On," a column syndicated by United Media, 1979-91 (some sources cite 1981-91); American correspondent for RTR Countdown (New Zealand magazine), 1991-94; and Countdown (Australian magazine). Contributor to periodicals, including Billboard, Daily Variety, Elle, Goldmine, Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Pulse!, and the Wall Street Journal.

Novels:

(With Daniel Morris) The Broken Places (novel related to the television series Andromeda; novel also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda": The Broken Places), St. Martin's Press, c. 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Ethlie Ann Vare,http://www.ethlieannvare.com, June 28, 2008.

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