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Martha Williamson

Martha Williamson is a television producer, best known as the head writer and executive producer of the long-running hit CBS television series Touched by an Angel.

Martha Williamson
Born
Denver, Colorado, United States
ResidenceSouthern California, United States
OccupationExecutive producer, writer
Partner(s)Jon Andersen
Websitemarthawilliamson.com

Martha began her career in television working on musical variety programs for Carol Burnett, Walt Disney Television, and others. She wrote and produced for half-hour comedies such as the long-running The Facts of Life and The Family Man with Gregory Harrison. She made the transition to one-hour drama as producer of Jack's Place for ABC Television and Co-Executive Producer of the CBS series Under One Roof, which starred James Earl Jones. And in 1994 she became the Executive Producer of Touched by an Angel. Currently she is the creator of film series Signed, Sealed, Delivered. It has aired since October 2013 on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

She was named in 2007 by her publisher as one of the "12 Most Powerful Christians in Hollywood."[1] She became the first woman to solely produce two network television dramas simultaneously.[citation needed]

Touched by an Angel was nominated for nine Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Museum of Television and Radio Hall of Fame. It has been translated into more than sixty languages and continues to be broadcast around the world.

She hosts A Touch of Encouragement on Beliefnet.com.[citation needed]

Her awards include the Freedom Works Award from the U.S. Congress, the Edward R. Murrow Responsibility in Television Award, the Producers Guild Nova Award, the Templeton Prize, as well as honors from the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the Salvation Army, Catholics in Media[citation needed]. She was appointed to the President's White House Council on Service and Civic Participation.

A native of Colorado, Martha lives in Southern California with her husband, Jon Andersen,[2] and their two children. She is a graduate of Williams College.

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Television seriesEdit

Series/Title Name Title Network Years
Touched by an Angel Executive Producer, Writer CBS/CBSP 1994–2003
Promised Land Creator, Executive Producer, Writer CBS/Paramount 1996–1999
Under One Roof Co-Executive Producer CBS 1994
Jack's Place Supervising Producer, Writer ABC/ABCP 1992–1993
Secret Adventures: Snap Writer Taweel-Loos 1993
McGee and Me! Writer Taweel-Loos 1991–1992
Fish Police Supervising Producer CBS 1991
The Family Man Supervising Producer, Writer CBS 1990–1991
Living Dolls Supervising Producer, Writer ABC 1989–1990
Raising Miranda Producer CBS/GTG 1988–1989
The Facts of Life Story Editor, Writer NBC/Columbia 1985–1988

BooksEdit

Title Publisher Date Published
In the Words of Angels Fireside 2000
Inviting God to Your Wedding Harmony 2000
When Angels Speak Fireside 1997
True Stories of Touched by an Angel Zondervan 1997
Raging Hormones Doubleday 1990

SoundtracksEdit

Soundtrack Title Title Label Year
Touched by an Angel: The Album Executive Producer Sony Music 1998
Touched by an Angel: Christmas Album Executive Producer Sony Music 1999

AwardsEdit

Award Date
President's Council on Service and Civic Participation 2003
Steve Allen Award for Entertainment Excellence 2001
NAACP Image Award 2000
Salvation Army Awards 1999
Good Samaritan Institute Award 1999
Governor's Award of Excellence 1999
Family Program Award 1999
Imagen Awards 1999
Golden Globes – 2 nominations 1999
Gabriel Award 1998
Voices of Hope Award from Herbert G. Birch 1998
Hollywood Impact Award 1998
Induction of Touched by an Angel into Museum of TV and Radio 1998
Gabriel Award 1998
Epiphany Prize (The Templeton Foundation) 1997
Christopher Award 1997
Edward R. Murrow Responsibility in Television 1997
H.E.L.P Group Spirit of Hope Award 1997
Freedom Works Award from United States Congress 1997
Emmy Awards (A.T.A.S) – 5 nominations 1997
Johnson & Johnson Safe Kids Award 1997
Daughters of the American Revolution Award 1997
Producers' Guild of America Nova Award 1997
Gabriel Award 1996
Catholics in Media Associates Award 1996
Anti Defamation League's Deborah Award 1996
Covenant Awards 1996
Excellence in Media Awards 1995
Swiss American Faith and Values Award 1995

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