While at Scott Free, Ellzey was the executive producer of the Ridley Scott film, Kingdom of Heaven (2005), starring Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Ed Norton, and Jeremy Irons. Ellzey was also the co-executive producer of The Gathering Storm (2002) for HBO. The film portrayed the life of Winston Churchill and starred Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave. Nominated for nine Emmy awards, the film received three: along with Albert Finney (Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie), and Hugh Whitemore (Writing for a Miniseries or Movie), Ellzey took home a statue for the Best Made for Television Movie. In addition, the film received two Golden Globes Awards, including Best Miniseries or Motion Picture, as well as three BAFTA Awards.
In 2002, Ellzey co-executive produced the reality television show AFP: American Fighter Pilot for CBS.
Before joining Scott Free, Ellzey was President of Sonnenfeld/Josephson where she was associate producer of The Crew starring Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Doug Wick's Red Wagon Productions.
Ellzey began her career by producing a low budget independent film entitled The Poison Tasters starring French Stewart, which premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Between shooting the film and its festival screening, she spent three years at Creative Artists Agency as an assistant in the Motion Pictures Literary department.
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