They will develop one-hour dramatic series for HBO Max, as well as other streaming services, cable channels, and broadcast networks. Both were former development executives at Monkeypaw Productions and Rainforest Entertainment, respectively.
After long-time development executive Aisha Summers left Warner Bros. to join ViacomCBS, where she is set to be the head of BET Studios, and another executive ended their contract at the end, Warner Bros. has hired two new development executives. Rob Hardy and Michael Miller will work closely with WBs current writers and producers, as well as find new talent, material, and intellectual property to turn into television shows.
They will work under VP and Head of Drama Development Leigh London Redman, who is in charge of the drama team, which includes SVP Tony Optican, VPs Parul Agrawal and Ashley Cole, and manager Michael Zeeck. Miller and Hardy most recently worked together at Rainforest Entertainment, where they sold projects to Amazon Studios (an untitled feature film with Viola Davis) and BET (drama series The Quad).
Harris has worked with many well-known show producers, including Gerard McMurray (The First Purge), Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society, and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, where he worked on shows like Lovecraft Country for HBO and The Last O.G. for TBS. Harris was also the editor-in-chief of Jet and Ebony magazines, covering the African-American community.
Warner Bros current list of television series includes Gossip Girl for Apple, Animal Kingdom for TNT, Lisey’s Story for HBO Max, Queen Sugar for OWN, The Flight Attendant for HBO Max, Sweet Tooth for Netflix, Superman & Lois for CBS, The Cleaning Lady for NBC, and The Flash for the CW. Mitzi and Jonathan are two TV loving executives, who have a lot of energy. Mitzi has experience in development, writing and editing, which gives her an understanding of the creative process.
Jonathan has worked with huge names in drama and comedy, and they both love their job. Mitzi and Jonathan are joining the team at WBTV and London Redman thanks to their experience in script development and production. EVP Clancy Collins White is happy to have them on the team.