She is the successful writer and producer behind the hit TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” She has won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Her diverse and controversial shows are known for rendering complex characters of all ethnic backgrounds. This Hollywood powerhouse, otherwise known as Shonda Rhimes, has inspired us all to want to be a “titan.” However, even titans can crash and burn.
Fueled by the passion of her dream job and loving every minute of it, Shondaland, Rhimes’ production company, has Thursday night TV locked down. She is responsible for writing, directing and producing 70 hours of quality TV each season. Working 15-hour days as well as weekends was quite normal. During the February 2016 TED Talk (X) in Vancouver, Rhimes shared her account of what happened when the “work, work, work, work, work” caused her to burn out and almost lose the dream.