Dolly Parton was an uncredited producer on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and she was partially responsible for bringing it back to the small screen after the 1992 film bombed.

Dolly Parton secretly produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and fans have only just found out

While Parton was not herself credited as a producer on the long-running fantasy series, a company she co-created and owned was responsible for it coming to television.

Sandollar Entertainment, which is listed on the end credits of every episode of the show, was created by Parton and her friend and former business partner Sandy Gallin in 1986. It produced a number of films, including Father of the Bride (1991) and Fly Away Home (1996), as well as several Parton projects – most recently her Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.

It also produced the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, released in 1992 to dismal reviews. It was Gail Berman, then an executive at Sandollar, who still believed there was potential in th… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

15 thoughts on “Dolly Parton was an uncredited producer on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and she was partially responsible for bringing it back to the small screen after the 1992 film bombed.”

  1. beonk

    Man Dolly Parton really is a badass woman!

  2. DevonMG

    I really enjoyed the original Buffy movie.

  3. arachnidtree

    mind blown. Everything I have ever read about dolly parton is about how she is the most awesome, kind, down to earth human on the planet.

    and she made BTVS too?

    wow. amazing.

  4. kevinmorice

    Dolly Parton is the Lucille Ball\* of our time, and so much of what she does goes un-noticed and unrecognised. And she is so humble with it. Whenever she is interviewed about things she has been involved in she rarely brings up her involvement until the interviewer asks directly, and then she normally goes on to talk about how great the other people involved were in making it a success rather than talking about her own involvement.

    \*For those who don’t understand the comparison, Desilu Productions had decided to drop Star Trek and Lucille herself intervened to save it.

  5. mrbrettw

    A bit off topic, but my friend lives next door to the buffy house. Of course whenever they would film the outside shots they would make a bunch of racket have tons of people and vehicles parked all over the place, blocking her driveway, etc. My friend on behalf of her mother asked for a small compensation for the distraction, to which they basically laughed in her face. So she would water her lawn, dance in the shot of make a bunch of noise, etc., every time they would roll film. They offered her like 500 dollars every day they would film, she offered the driveway for their vehicles, etc., when they filmed. They then offered her 1000 a day when filming.

  6. GenghisTron17

    Stop, I can only like Dolly Parton so much.

  7. rb6k

    Why uncredited I wonder??

    I met my wife at a Buffy event. This show is responsible for me being married with the 3 kids I have now and everything else I’m fortunate to have done since that fateful say. It always blows my mind that our mutual enjoyment of a program could influence our lives so much.

  8. Unsmurfme

    Dolly gets better and better every time I hear about her.


    Wikipedia says $7M budget/$16M box office. Was that a bomb?

  10. tehtris

    Dolly parton is probably the only county singer I can listen to. Jolene goes hard af and even tho Whitney’s “I will always love you” went way harder, Dolly’s still hits.

  11. GotMoFans

    It’s surprising but it’s not surprising.

    Dolly Parton is a television veteran who started working in TV in the 60s and was briefly a movie star in the 80s. I completely would expect her to have a production company.

    Dolly had a high profile ABC variety show in 1987 and was paid $44 million (in 1987 money!) for a 2 year deal. That’s would be like ABC giving Taylor Swift $100 million for a show today.

  12. coentertainer

    For those too lazy to read the article, Dolly co-founded a production company in the 80s. That company went on to produce the Buffy movie and so the company’s name, as well as the names of its two executives that produced the movie, are in the end credits of every episode of Buffy.

  13. martialar

    Can’t wait for Buffy Land at Dollywood

  14. KingNewbie

    The original movie was great, never saw the show.

  15. TheElderCouncil

    Good. I had a massive crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar, as did many I’m sure. She gave my teenage self an “awakening”.

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