Warner Bros. Television has hired former Rainforest Entertainment exec Mitzi Miller and Monkeypaw Productions alum Jonathan Harris as VPs of drama development.
The two will spearhead the creation of one-hour scripted dramas for all WarnerMedia platforms, including HBO Max, as well as external streamers, cablenets and broadcasters.
The execs will report to Leigh London Redman, EVP and head of drama development, and work closely alongside the drama team, as well as Warner Bros. writers and producers, while taking responsibility for finding discovering new talent and IP for adaptation.
Miller served as head of development at Rob Hardy’s Rainforest, where she sold and produced dramas including the BET series The Quad. She was also previously editor-in-chief of the magazines Ebony and Jet.
Harris was a development executive at Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw, where he worked on projects such as HBO’s recent cancelled Lovecraft Country.
Warner Bros. TV’s current drama slate includes HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant and the Gossip Girl reboot, as well as Lisey’s Story for Apple TV and Netflix’s Sweet Tooth.
Clancy Collins White, EVP and head of development at Warner Bros. TV, and London Redman commented. “Mitzi’s experience as not only a development executive but also a writer and editor gives her an insight into the creative process that we hope will be incredibly meaningful to our creators.
“Jonathan has worked with some of the biggest talent in comedy and drama. He brings with him experience in both script development and production. We are thrilled to have Mitzi and Jonathan as part of the team.”