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Ellin Baumel served as Director of Programming and Production for Paramount Pictures Domestic Television (1993-1995), supervising production on such shows as "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Arsenio Hall Show". She supervised the development and start-up of "The Jon Stewart Show," as well as administering long-term talent recruitment and development.

Baumel worked in a number of producing capacities for PBS Productions, including the American Playhouse films THE END OF A SENTENCE, THREE HOTELS, HYDE IN HOLLYWOOD and A WALK IN THE WOODS. She also served as Associate Producer on the Great Performances presentation "An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner," as program producer of the weekly talk show "Bookmark," and three "Media and Society Seminars," a public affairs series broadcast nationally on PBS. At VH-1, where she met Susan Skoog, Baumel worked on several "VH-1 to One" documentaries on various musicians. Baumel line produced "Off Menu, The Last Days Of Chasens" and is currently co-producing "The Living Museum," for Academy Award winning documentary director Jessica Hu at HBO.

Baumel graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in English. Prior to her career in film and television, she served as parlimentary intern to Roger Cale, a member of the British Parliment.

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