Mitzi Miller & Jonathan Harris Join Warner Bros. TV As VPs, Drama Development – Deadline

Warner Bros. Television is beefing up its drama growth group.

The studio has employed former Rainforest Entertainment head of growth Mitzi Miller and former Monkeypaw Productions growth govt Jonathan Harris as Vice Presidents of Drama Development.

The pair will spearhead the creation of recent one-hour scripted drama sequence for all platforms, together with WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, in addition to exterior streaming companies, cable channels, and the published networks.

They will work carefully with WB’s secure of writers and producers in addition to be accountable for discovering new expertise, materials and IP to show into tv drama.

Reporting to EVP and Head of Drama Development Leigh London Redman, they are going to work carefully with the drama group that features SVP Tony Optican, VPs Parul Agrawal and Ashley Cole, and supervisor Michael Zeeck.

Their appointment comes after longtime growth exec Aisha Summers left the studio to hitch ViacomCBS, the place she is about to move BET Studios, and the departure of one other exec on the finish of their contract.

At Rob Hardy’s Rainforest Entertainment, Miller offered and produced tasks together with BET drama sequence The Quad and an untitled function venture with Viola Davis at Amazon Studios. She beforehand served as editor-in-chief of African-American magazines, Ebony and Jet.

Harris beforehand labored for Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, the place he labored on reveals together with HBO’s Lovecraft Country and TBS comedy The Last O.G. He additionally labored with The First Purge director Gerard McMurray and Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society.

Warner Bros’ drama slate presently consists of reveals corresponding to HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant and Gossip Girl, Apple’s Lisey’s Story, TNT’s Animal Kingdom, OWN’s Queen Sugar and David Makes Man and Netflix’s Sweet Tooth in addition to broadcast sequence together with Superman & Lois, The Flash and The Cleaning Lady.

“Mitzi and Jonathan are passionate and energetic executives with an actual love for TV. Mitzi’s expertise as not solely a growth govt but in addition a author and editor offers her an perception into the artistic course of that we hope can be extremely significant to our creators. Jonathan has labored with a number of the greatest expertise in comedy and drama. He brings with him expertise in each script growth and manufacturing. We are thrilled to have Mitzi and Jonathan as a part of the group,” mentioned Clancy Collins White, EVP and Head of Development, WBTV, and London Redman.

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