Julie Plec
Ricky Middlesworth
United States

My So-Called Company

Julie
Plec

Writer / Producer

Plec has created three shows about vampires, “The Vampire Diaries” (2009-2017), “The Originals” (2013-2018) and “Legacies,” currently in its second season on the CW. Now, she’s focusing on another type of bloodsucker, journalists, for her next show, an adaptation of Amy Chozick’s best-selling novel “Chasing Hillary,” about four female reporters following presidential candidates on the campaign trail. It’s a logical move for Plec, who says she was never a horror fan until she got a job as an assistant Wes Craven and wound up serving as a co-producer on the first two “Scream” sequels. Plec is also an executive producer of “Roswell, New Mexico,” for which she directed the pilot, which will also be returning for a second season next year. 

Career

  • THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
  • THE ORIGINALS
  • LEGACIES

Education

  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • Women's Impact
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News from Variety

NBC Orders Two Female-Led Drama Pilots, Including One Produced by Julie Plec

NBC Orders Two Female-Led Drama Pilots, Including One Produced by Julie Plec

NBC has ordered two more drama pilots for the 2021-2022 broadcast season.The first is an untitled project co-created by Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn, with Wootton having written the pilot. The project is described as a high-stakes two-hander featuring two women – a recently captured brilliant criminal mastermind who orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists for a mysterious purpose, and the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan.Wootton and...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“If you don't know the answer to a question, rather than guessing, posturing, lying or flailing, just respond "Let me get back to you on that," and then hang up the phone and call someone smarter than you. We don't need to know everything, and we need to be able to trust others to help us get our job done. If we try to do it all alone, we will fail.”

What or who inspires you?

“Honest, uncynical storytelling. A well-composed wide master shot. Netflix original series. Aaron Sorkin's tempo. Activists who do, rather than those of us who just tweet. Viewers who know they need to turn off smooth-motion on their televisions. People who love their job.”

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