Oliver Bokelberg


Oliver Bokelberg is the filmmaker behind Shondaland’s first documentary, “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.” Bokelberg has directed multiple episodes of television including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” He also served as “Scandal’s” cinematographer for all seven seasons, beginning with the pilot. Bokelberg studied at Tisch School of the Arts and was the Directing Producer of such films as "The Station Agent," "The Visitor" and "Win Win."

Shonda Rhimes

Executive Producer

Shonda Rhimes is an award-winning television creator, producer and New York Times best-selling author.  She is also the CEO of Shondaland, the global media company that encompasses storytelling through brand partnerships, merchandise, and content for film, streaming, audio, digital and editorial.  In her career, Rhimes’ work has been celebrated with numerous awards, shifted the entertainment industry’s business model and changed the face of television. 

Betsy Beers

Executive Producer

Betsy Beers is a groundbreaking producer and the longtime producing partner of Shonda Rhimes. Under the Shondaland banner, they have developed and produced some of the most industry-leading series in television. Through Shondaland’s unprecedented exclusive deal with Netflix, Beers serves as executive producer on “Bridgerton,” Shondaland’s first scripted series with the streamer and the most watched series debut in Netflix history, “Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” following legendary choreographer Debbie Allen, and will serve as executive producer on upcoming series “Inventing Anna” and “Notes On Love” for the streamer.

In addition, she is executive producer of the award-winning series “Grey’s Anatomy” and, along with Rhimes, developed and produced the hit series “Private Practice,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “For the People,” and “Station 19” for Shondaland and ABC. Shondaland’s programs have garnered many awards including the Television Producer of the Year by the PGA, the Diversity Award from the DGA, a Golden Globe, a Peabody, and numerous AFI awards, and NAACP Image Awards. Beers is currently on the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Television Fund.



Companion series to Netflix Bridgerton series.



The complexities behind the growing numbers of missing Black women and girls. Exploration of cases and interviews with women.