Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
Executive Vice President
Original Series for TriStar Television
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs is executive vice president of original series for TriStar Television, a division of Sony Pictures Television (SPT). In this role, Patmore Gibbs oversees the development and production of scripted programming, working with writers and producers on projects for broadcast, cable and digital platforms.
Most recently, Patmore Gibbs served as executive vice president of drama development for SPT. She and her team developed a number of current and upcoming series including The Blacklist, The Night Shift and Game of Silence for NBC; Masters of Sex for Showtime; Outlander for Starz; Bloodline and The Get Down for Netflix; Mad Dogs for Amazon Prime; and Powers for PlayStation.
Before joining SPT, Patmore Gibbs served as executive vice president of scripted programming for ABC Entertainment Group, where she led the entire primetime scripted creative group, overseeing the management of drama and comedy development, current programming and made for television movies and miniseries. Prior to that, she served as head of drama development at the ABC Television Network, beginning as senior vice president in 2004 and ascending to executive vice president of drama development in 2007. During her tenure, she spearheaded the development of provocative, game-changing shows such as the Golden Globe-winning Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy; as well as the Emmy-winning LOST. She is also responsible for cultivating such popular primetime dramas as Scandal, Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Castle, Private Practice and Brothers and Sisters, among others.
Prior to ABC, Patmore Gibbs served as senior vice president at Touchstone Television, running the studio's drama department from 2000 to 2004. Before Touchstone, she was a senior executive at Mutual Film, a Paramount Studios-based production entity founded by Mark Gordon, where she co-produced the film The Hoax, starring Richard Gere. Before that, she served as senior vice president of development at Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskowitz's Bedford Falls and also acted as an adjunct professor of screenwriting at the University of Southern California film school from 1999 to 2002.
Patmore Gibbs graduated from Pomona College with a BA in English Literature. She completed a fellowship with Seattle Repertory Theatre the following year.