Warner Bros. Television has announced Mitzi Miller and Jonathan Harris as Vice Presidents of Drama Development, Shadow and Act has learned.
According to the studio, Miller and Harris will spearhead the creation of new one-hour scripted drama series for all platforms, including WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, as well as external streaming services, cable channels, and the broadcast networks. They will collaborate with writers and producers currently based at the Studio, and will also be responsible for identifying emerging writing/producing talent and new creative material, as well as targeting intellectual property (books, formats, and more) for acquisition and adaptation.
Clancy Collins White, Executive Vice President & Head of Development, WBTV, and Leigh London Redman, Executive Vice President & Head of Drama Development, WBTV said: “Mitzi and Jonathan are passionate and energetic executives with a real love for TV. 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.”
WBTV’s current slate for broadcast streaming and cable includes titles such as The Flight Attendant, Gossip Girl and Doom Patrol for HBO Max, Lovecraft Country for HBO, Lisey’s Story for Apple TV+, Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, Queen Sugar and Peabody Award winner David Makes Man for OWN, Sweet Tooth for Netflix and All American, The Flash and Riverdale for The CW.
Miller, a former Ebony and JET editor, was previously the head of development at Rob Hardy’s Rainforest Entertainment. There, she sold and produced projects BET’s The Quad, an untitled Amazon feature with Viola Davis. She also produced several BET Original movies.
Harris was previously a development exec at Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, working on Lovecraft Country, The Last O.G. and more. He has also worked on television strategy for Gerard McMurray and worked for two years at Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society.