HBO Max alum Sandra Dewey joins ‘Morning Show’ prodco Media Res

Sandra Dewey

Former HBO Max topper Sandra Dewey has joined The Morning Show producer Media Res, reuniting with former HBO exec Michael Ellenberg.

Dewey becomes COO at the US-based prodco and will oversee its expansion, following investment secured from Jeff Zucker’s firm RedBird IMI in January.

Media Res is looking to expand internationally and into unscripted, with the investment allowing it to “strike new strategic partnerships” and source projects from “exceptional IP.”

Dewey was previously president of business operations & production at streamer HBO Max and sibling cablenets TBS, TNT and truTV, but left the company in 2021 prior to its merger with Discovery a year later.

Media Res, which was formed in 2017 and is led by former HBO drama chief Ellenberg, is also behind Pachinko and Extrapolations for Apple TV+, I’m A Virgo for Prime Video and Scenes From A Marriage for HBO.

Dewey said: “I have had an exciting and extensive career, so I have been extremely particular about what would come next. The opportunity to work with Michael Ellenberg and Media Res hit a bullseye for me which proved irresistible – a dynamic growth business with an attitude and a track record.

“The company has a report card of success with both material and talent that defies industry trends. In this rapidly changing media landscape, Media Res is poised to flex its strengths and show what it can do, and I can’t wait.”

Ellenberg added: “Sandra’s wide-ranging added and operational expertise is matched by her fierce intellect and graceful leadership style. We are blessed to have her join us in this vital role for Media Res.”

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