TBS & TNT Executive and Panelist Bios

Kevin Reilly, president of TBS & TNT, chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment

One of television's most influential leaders, Kevin Reilly leads the highly rated TNT and TBS networks and drives opportunities across Turner Entertainment's industry-leading properties, including TBS, TNT, truTV, Adult Swim, ELEAGUE and Super Deluxe.

The only executive to have run two broadcast and three cable networks, Reilly is widely known as an industry disruptor for the new media era. He was among the first broadcast executives to make meaningful investments in digital and social media content and to push for multi-platform ratings measurement, and he led efforts to revitalize TV development by calling for an end to the traditional pilot season. In recognition of his ongoing career accomplishments, in 2016 Reilly was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Since joining Turner in November 2014, Reilly has aggressively led major brand evolutions for TBS and TNT. Under his supervision, TBS has focused on creating distinctive original comedies and late-night shows, scoring an unprecedented six consecutive hits in 2016 with Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party. TNT, meanwhile, has begun shifting its focus to premium, buzz-worthy dramas, beginning last summer with the acclaimed hit Animal Kingdom, continuing in the winter with Good Behavior and followed this summer by Claws and Will. Both TBS and TNT scored an unprecedented 100% renewal rate with their 2016 series.

At TNT, Reilly has pioneered efforts to improve the customer viewing experience by significantly reducing commercial inventories in original programming. In addition, at TBS, he has challenged the traditional television schedule with binge-style launches for shows like Angie Tribeca, People of Earth and Search Party.

Reilly also advances next-generation strategies designed to grow Turner's core business, including such new ventures as Super Deluxe, a start-up production studio, social video network and tech incubator, and ELEAGUE, the first major foray into professional eSports by a traditional media company. In addition, he has supported strategic investments in companies like Refinery29 and Mashable, where he also serves as a board member.

Throughout his career, Reilly has been known for championing some of the most acclaimed and culturally influential programs in television history, including Empire, The Office, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, The Sopranos, The Shield, Nip/Tuck, ER, Law & Order and pop-culture sensation Glee.

From 2007 to 2014, Reilly served as chairman of entertainment for FOX Broadcasting, where his achievements included an unprecedented seven-year run for FOX as television's #1 network. He also oversaw the development of the smash hit Empire and launched such acclaimed series as Glee, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl.

As president of entertainment at NBC from 2004 to 2007, Reilly launched the hits The OfficeThe Biggest LoserHeroesFriday Night Lights and the multi-award-winning Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock.

From 2000 to 2003, Reilly served as president of entertainment for FX, where his rebrand and program strategy transformed the fledgling network into a profitable, creative powerhouse, ushering in a new era in which cable would come to set the bar for quality and cultural relevance on television. Under Reilly's leadership, the FX smash The Shield achieved two historic "firsts" for basic cable: a Golden Globe® for Best Television Series – Drama and an Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the show's star, Michael Chiklis (both in 2002).

Before FX, Reilly was president of television at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where he shepherded the pilot for the landmark series The Sopranos. Earlier in his career, Reilly held a variety of positions at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of major cultural phenomena as varied as ERLaw & Order and Saved by the Bell.

An avid conservationist, Reilly serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy of California. He is also a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the World Presidents' Organization and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute and the Television Academy. Most recently he joined the panel of advisors for the prestigious Peabody Awards. Reilly graduated from Cornell University and is a member of the Cornell University Council.

Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS

Brett Weitz is executive vice president of original programming for TBS and has been responsible for spearheading the new direction of the network into younger and more relevant comedy. In 2016, he ushered in six consecutive hits with Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party, all of which ranked scored well-deserved renewals.

During his previous position as senior vice president of scripted development for TNT & TBS, Weitz developed the dramas The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay, and Legends, from executive producer Howard Gordon, as well as the comedies Ground Floor from Bill Lawrence & Jeff Astrof and Clipped from David Kohan & Max Mutchnick.

Weitz most recently served as senior vice president of development for TBS and TNT. He joined Turner Broadcasting in 2009 to work on original series development for TNT. He developed several hit dramas for the network, including Rizzoli & Isles and Falling Skies. His other credits include the multi-season dramas Dallas, Perception and Franklin & Bash. In addition, Weitz spearheaded the creation of the TNT's diversity program for series staffing.

Before coming to TNT, Weitz served as vice president of creative affairs for the fox21 Studios division of 20th Century Fox Television. In its first three years of operation, fox21 developed such series as TNT's Saved, the reality hit Beauty and the Geek and the comedy FreeRide. He also took on the challenge of finding alternative forms of development, searching for undiscovered talent and working with young and seasoned feature writers for cross-over opportunities for cable and broadcast television.

Weitz's other positions include serving as director of drama development for 20th Century Fox Television and, before that, as director of drama development for Columbia TriStar Television. And in 1999, he was part of the initial team that started up Michael Ovitz's Artists Television Group, where he served as director of creative affairs and later as television literary manager.

In 2006 Brett was recognized by the entertainment industry and The Hollywood Reporter as one of "35 Executives Under 35 To Watch." That was followed by Multichannel News naming him as one of the "Top 40 Executives Under 40."

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Weitz has passions include wine, fishing and most importantly celebrating life with his beautiful family, including his wife, Farrah, and their daughters, Sydney and Emerson.

Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT

Television and film producer Sarah Aubrey serves as executive vice president of original programming for TNT. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all development and production of original series and miniseries for the network's rapidly expanding programming slate. Based in Los Angeles, Aubrey joined the network in February 2015 as a key member of the new executive team under Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT, chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment.

Since coming to TNT, Aubrey has been hard at work developing premium drama series that are bolder and more daring and that appeal to a younger, more dual audience. She has already greenlit several series, the first of which, Animal Kingdom, launched this summer to strong ratings and wide critical praise, especially for star Ellen Barkin's turn as the matriarch of a Southern California crime family. In November, Aubrey's team continued TNT's brand evolution with the launch of Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery as a thief and con artist trying to regain her life.

TNT's slate of new series in 2017-18 includes the critically acclaimed Claws, the wickedly funny dramedy starring Niecy Nash as the owner of a central Florida nail salon; Will, a period drama told in contemporary style centering on a young William Shakespeare; and The Alienist, based on Caleb Carr's New York Times bestseller about a serial killer in New York during the Gilded Age.

In addition to her work overseeing TNT original programming, Aubrey serves on the board for the Time Warner Foundation, whose mission is to seek innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers.

Prior to joining TNT, Aubrey was partnered with Peter Berg in their production company, Film 44. Together with Berg, she produced such projects as the acclaimed film and television series Friday Night Lights and the emotionally charged hit film Lone Survivor, based on the book of the same name, which is currently being developed into a series. The pair has also produced the action movies The Kingdom and Battleship, as well as three shows for HBO, including the acclaimed supernatural drama The Leftovers, which HBO has already picked up for a second season, and the sports documentary series On Freddie Roach and State of Play.

Aubrey is an Austin native and former entertainment lawyer who earned her law degree at the University of Texas after graduating from Princeton University. In addition to her work for Film 44, she has produced Terry Zwigoff's irreverent hit comedy Bad Santa, which marked her first feature film credit, and the offbeat romantic comedy-drama Lars and the Real Girl.

Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TBS & TNT

Michael Bloom serves as senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TBS and TNT. In this role, he is responsible for leading and overseeing the creative development and production of unscripted content across designated platforms for both the TBS and TNT brands. Bloom is based in Los Angeles and reports to Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT and chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment.

Bloom joined Turner in June 2016, bringing with him more than 25 years of television experience across several platforms and genres. Most recently, he was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELEAGUE, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG, which recently launched its first television competition on TBS.

Bloom was most recently senior vice president of IMG's Original Content group. Prior to IMG, Bloom served as executive development consultant for AMC, where he helped established the non-fiction programming department and AMC's first non-fiction series including The Talking Dead and Comic Book Men. In 2011 as senior vice president of original programming for Fox Sports Media Group, Bloom launched FOX SPORTS1 and expanded Fox Sports Originals output to more than a quarter of the network's scheduled programming, with documentary series, live events and talk shows. Bloom began is career in 1990 at MTV creating on-air and off-air marketing opportunities for advertisers, including The MTV Beach House.


TNT & TBS's Leading Women of Drama and Comedy

Michelle Dockery, star of TNT's Good Behavior

Michelle Dockery trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and won the Gold Medal for Drama, the most prestigious award given by the school. Since graduating in 2004, she has appeared in a variety of leading roles on stage and screen.

Dockery has received much critical acclaim for her work in television most recently for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley in the multi-award winning hit show Downton Abbey, which won her numerous nominations. These include two nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series Award at the Primetime Emmys®, (2012, 2014); Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series (Drama) Award, Golden Globe Awards®, 2013; Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, 2013; and Best Actress Award, TV Choice Awards®, 2013. Other TV work includes Restless (BBC), in which she starred alongside Charlotte Rampling and Michael Gambon; Henry IV: Parts 1& 2 (BBC/Shakespeare Productions Ltd.) playing Kate Percy; The Turn of the Screw (BBC) playing Ann; Erminia in the award-winning BBC television series Cranford (BBC) and The Courageous Heart of Irena Soldier (CBS); Waking the Dead (BBC); the Red Riding trilogy (Revolution Films); Heartbeat (ITV); Poppy Shakespeare (ITV); Dalziel & Pasco (BBC); One Night (Century Films/Channel 4); Hogfeather (Sky One); Fingersmith (ITV).

In film, Dockery has starred in both studio and independent features, most recently alongside Jim Broadbent in Ritesh Batra's The Sense of an Ending (Origin Pictures, BBC Films and FilmNation Entertainment production). She also starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in Tarsem Singh's Self/Less and Liam Neeson and Lupita Nyongo in the action thriller Non-Stop (Universal Pictures). In addition, Dockery worked with director Joe Wright on both Anna Karenina (Working Title Films) and Hanna (Phenomenon Pictures).

In addition to her television and film roles, Dockery has worked extensively in theatre following her apprenticeship at London's National Theatre. Playing Ophelia in Hamlet (Crucible Theatre) directed by Paul Miller. Starring alongside Ciaran Hinds in Burnt by the Sun (Royal National Theatre). It was for her role as Eliza Doolittle in Peter Hall's Pygmalion (Old Vic) that Dockery was nominated for the Evening Standard Award 2008, Best Newcomer. Other notable theatre credits include Uncle Vanya (English Touring Theatre); Dying for It (Almeida); Pillars of the Community (Royal National Theatre); The UN Inspector (Royal National Theatre); Henry IV (Royal National Theatre); and His Dark Materials (Royal National Theatre).

Niecy Nash, star of TNT's Claws

Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) is a multi-talented Emmy®-winning producer and twice-nominated actress. Her multifaceted career includes roles in HBO's Getting On, which has earned her two Emmy nominations, FOX's Scream Queens, Showtime's Masters of Sex and TV Land's The Soul Man. Nash is also headlining the new dramedy series Claws on TNT.

Nash was the host and producer of the Style Network's home makeover show, Clean House, which became the network's #1 program. Her work earned her two Daytime Emmy® nominations, and The American Women In Radio & Television honored Nash with the 2007 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Program Host. In addition, she was seen regularly as a celebrity panelist on the top-rated entertainment news program The Insider on CBS.

Nash is well-known for her role as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit, Reno 911!, a half-hour unscripted spoof of Cops that aired for six seasons. The show was so popular, it was spun-off into a feature film, Reno 911: Miami, in 2007. Nash went on to star in her own FOX comedy series, Do Not Disturb, opposite Jerry O'Connell, in 2008.

Nash has had featured roles in the films Guess Who, opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher; Code Name: The Cleaner, opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu; Not Easily Broken, based on the best-selling book by Bishop T.D. Jakes; and the Walt Disney Pictures summer blockbuster release G-Force, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Nash's television credits are another testament to her talent. Her style, humor and quick wit garnered her a stint as a correspondent on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is also well known for her recurring role on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series The Bernie Mac Show, portraying Bernie's uproarious baby sister, Benita. Other recurring roles include TV's Presidio Med, That's Life, Popular, and City of Angels. Also included on her resume are guest-starring roles on such top-rated series as My Name Is Earl, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Girlfriends, NYPD Blue, That's So Raven, One on One, Judging Amy and Reba.

Additionally, Nash is developing various television and film projects through her own production company, Chocolate Chick, Inc. In her rare spare time, she is devoted to church and participating at charitable functions in support of causes that are close to her heart, including the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, school violence and domestic abuse, among others.

Nash completed her education at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she majored in theater. She resides in Los Angeles.

Janine Sherman Barrois, executive producer and showrunner of TNT's Claws

Janine Sherman Barrois (@Jsbarrois) is an award-winning writer/producer who has recently signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Warner Brothers Studios to create and develop new series. Currently, she is the showrunner and executive producer of TNT's Claws, a dramedy starring Niecy Nash. Barrois has also recently sold TNT the suburban family drama Hinges, a project she is executive-producing along with John Wells, Emmy®-winning director Anthony Hemingway and his producing partner, Mark Taylor.

Barrois previously spent five years as an executive producer on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds. Prior to that, she was an executive producer on ER, working on the final four seasons of the show. Before ER, Barrois spent five seasons on Third Watch, rising from story editor to co-executive producer. She has also written for Eddie Murphy's The PJs and The Jamie Foxx Show. Barrois got her start on Lush Life, where she was placed after participating in the Warner Bros. Writers Workshop.

In 2014, Barrois won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for her work on the Criminal Minds episode entitled "Strange Fruit." Prior to that, she was nominated for six Image Awards and a Humanitas Prize for her writing. She is also active in the WGA, where she serves in their Mentoring Program, as a judge for their Writers' Access Project and, recently, on the board of their PAC. In addition, she serves on the board of the William H. Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to giving scholarships to contemporary African-American artists. Barrois graduated from Howard University.

Olivia DeJonge, star of TNT's Will

Olivia DeJonge is most recognized for her starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's box office hit The Visit, which earned her a Young Artist Awards nomination. Her previous feature credits include Caryn Waechter's thriller The Sisterhood of Night, opposite Laura Fraser, and Cameron and Colin Cairnes' award-winning feature film Scare Campaign, which hit theaters in October. She will next be seen starring in TNT's new drama series Will.

DeJonge's on-screen debut in Maziar Lahooti's short film Good Pretender earned her the 24th Western Australian Screen Award for Best Actress. She was also nominated for the 2011 AACTA Most Outstanding Newcomer Award by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Her other short film credits include Steve Fleming's comedy Polarised and Rebecca Ciallella's Eleven Thirty.

For television, DeJonge was previously featured in Playmaker's drama series Hiding, alongside James Stewart, Kate Jenkinson and Lincoln Younes which premiered in Australia in 2015.

Alia Shawkat, star of TBS's Search Party

Success arrived early for Alia Shawkat (@ShawkatAlia) and she continues to establish herself as a highly sought after young actress in both film and television. 2016 continues to be a big year for Shawkat with leading roles in two films: Netflix’s original film Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday produced by Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow (March 18, 2016) and the indie thriller Green Room alongside Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Sir Patrick Stewart (April 29, 2016).

Shawkat recently wrapped production on Mike Mills’ indie family drama 20th Century Women opposite Annette Benning, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. Her other upcoming films include Clea DuVall’s directorial debut The Intervention opposite Cobie Smulders, Jason Ritter and Natasha Lyonne, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Paramount Pictures later this year, and Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut Paint It Black, based on the book of the same name by “White Oleander” author Janet Fitch.

In the past few years, Shawkat has been seen in a slew of much anticipated film projects including:  Sebastian Silva’s Nasty Baby (which she co-produced), the comedic indie horror The Final Girls, Max Landis’ Me Him Her, The Driftless Area opposite Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Carnies, Night Moves opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning and The To Do List written and directed by Maggie Carey.

Shawkat is well known for her role of “Maeby Funke” on the Emmy-winning cult comedy series Arrested Development, which recently returned with all new episodes of Netflix.  She was recently seen on the small screen recurring on HBO’s Getting On and guest starring on Comedy Central’s breakout comedy Broad City.

Born in Palm Springs, CA Shawkat lives in Los Angeles.  Off screen, she is a talented jazz singer, pianist and accomplished painter and illustrator. Shawkat’s art can be viewed her website MutantAlia.com.

Nasim Pedrad, star of TBS's People of Earth

Nasim Pedrad is a new series regular on TBS’s People of Earth. Best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, Nasim was a cast member for five seasons and joined in 2009 from The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. Her other credits include the FOX series Scream Queens and New Girl. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Pedrad was raised in Irvine, Calif., and graduated from UCLA's School of Theater.

Megan Martin, co-executive producer/writer for TNT's Animal Kingdom

Megan Martin is a multi-dimensional talent out of Canada, where she is a highly sought-after writer-producer. She currently serves as a co-executive producer and writer on TNT's Animal Kingdom, now in its second season.  Martin has also sold her pilot for The Deep Mad Dark to TNT/Warner Horizon, with John Wells and Fabrik Entertainment attached to produce. It begins production in October, with Niels Arden Oplev directing.

On the feature side, Martin earned a Writers Guild of Canada Award for her adapted screenplay for the romantic comedy The Right Kind of Wrong, which was produced with Robert Lantos and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her screenplay for Can You Keep a Secret was featured on the 2010 Blacklist. She is currently working with David Goyer to develop a feature film, which she is attached to direct.

Martin holds a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics


TBS's Drop the Mic

Method Man, host of TBS's Drop the Mic

Method Man (Twitter: @methodman – Instagram: @methodmanofficial), or Cliff Smith, is an actor, a Grammy®-winning hip-hop artist and a member of the hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan.

Smith made his acting debut in the film One Eight Seven, with Samuel L. Jackson, followed by Cop Land, with Sylvester Stallone and Peter Berg, and the urban drama Belly. His growing list of film credits goes on to include How High, Soul Plane, Garden State, The Wackness, The Sitter, Red Tails, Staten Island Summer, The Cobbler, Trainwreck, Keanu and Jim Jarmusch's Paterson. He recently filmed two anticipated independents, Future World, starring James Franco and Milla Jovovich, and Where's the Money, with online star King Bach, Terry Crews and Mike Epps.

Smith broke into television with a recurring role on the acclaimed HBO prison series Oz. He has since had recurring roles on another HBO hit, The Wire, as well as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Blue Bloods. In addition, he has guest-starred on such series as The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, Burn Notice, Scorpion and Luke Cage.

This year, Smith has recurring roles in VH1's The Breaks; HBO's, The Deuce, with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco; and John Singleton's new BET drama, Rebel.

Behind the scenes, Smith created the FOX series Method & Red, which aired in 2004. He followed up with his directorial debut, The Strip Game, a documentary about exotic dancers that was released by Lionsgate to enormous digital success.

Hailey Baldwin, host of TBS's Drop the Mic

Hailey Baldwin (Twitter: @haileybaldwin – Instagram: @haileybaldwin) has quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after models of her generation and, with over 9.5 million followers on Instagram, is making a name for herself on and off the runway.

After receiving her big break courtesy of a LOVE magazine editorial feature photographed by Solve Sundsbo, she also appeared in the publication's annual advent calendar video series. Since then, she has appeared on the runways for such designers as Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Prabal, Zadig and Voltaire, Sonia Rykiel, Off White, Julien McDonald and Jeremy Scott.

Additional print credits include Vogue (both American and international editions such as Italian and Japanese), W, Wonderland, iD, V Magazine, GQ, Paper, Interview and Self Service, among others. She has appeared on numerous covers, such as Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar (Spain, Australia and Turkey), the Sunday Times, Lui, Odda and Remix, and she has shot with acclaimed photographers, including Mario Testino, Willy Vanderpere, Santiago and Mauricio, Cass Bird and Karl Lagerfeld. Baldwin has starred in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply, H&M, Guess and Sass and Bide.

In addition to her runway and editorial work, Baldwin has collaborated on collections with Model Co Cosmetics and Public Desire Shoes, and is currently a spokesperson for Loreal Professional.

James Corden, co-creator and executive producer of TBS's Drop the Mic

James Corden (Twitter: @JKCorden – Instagram: @j_corden) is an Emmy®-winning, multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy. Since he took over as host of The Late Late Show on March 23, 2015, the show has won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program and a Critic's Choice Award for Best Talk Show. It has achieved its highest ratings since the show's inception in 1995 and has become known for Corden's groundbreaking videos and sketches, including the viral phenomenon "Carpool Karaoke." The segment has featured music superstars Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John, Gwen Stefani, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Madonna, among others, setting YouTube records. And The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special. Corden is the co-creator and executive producer of the new Carpool Karaoke series for Apple Music, as well as TBS's new series Drop the Mic.

In 2016, Corden hosted The 70th Annual Tony® Awards, which had its largest audience in 15 years. Next, he hosted The 59th Annual Grammy® Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®.

Corden came to American late night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits. He is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of a U.K. television series, a feature film actor and an acclaimed host, writer and producer in several genres of television.

Corden hosts the BAFTA Award-winning U.K. sports-themed comedy game show A League of Their Own on Sky 1 and stars in, produces and writes the BAFTA-nominated comedy thriller The Wrong Mans, which is available on Hulu and airs on the BBC. In 2013, Corden was awarded the Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Writer of the Year for his work on the show.

Outside of his native England, Corden attracted international attention as the lead in the hit comedic play One Man, Two Guvnors, performing first in the National Theatre and the West End in London and then on Broadway, which earned him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. His additional theater credits include the worldwide tour of The History Boys in the role of Timms, which he also played in the feature film adaptation.

On television, Corden starred as Smithy in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy series Gavin and Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. For his role, he earned the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2008 and the British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Performer in 2007. The series received the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy in 2008, as well as the National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Programme in 2010. Prior to that, Corden starred in the British television series Fat Friends from 2000 to 2005, which earned him a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer On Screen. Also, he appeared in the BBC television movie Esio Trot, alongside Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench. In 2011, Corden had a recurring role in the popular BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who as Craig Owens, the Doctor's roommate. In addition, Corden hosted The Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014.

On the big screen, Corden starred opposite Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt in the Golden Globe®-nominated feature film Into the Woods. His additional film credits include Begin Again, with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo; How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, with Jeff Bridges; Gulliver's Travels, with Jack Black; and The Three Musketeers, with Orlando Bloom. Next, he will be seen opposite Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter in Ocean's Eight.

Over the course of his career, Corden has been awarded the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, the South Bank Show Award for Comedy, the TRIC Award for Best Comedy and the National Television Award in for Best Comedy.

Corden is from High Wycombe, England ,and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Ben Winston, co-creator and executive producer of TBS's Drop the Mic

Ben Winston (@benwinston) has served as executive producer of the Emmy®-winning The Late Late Show since James Corden took over as host in 2015. In addition, Winston is the co-creator and executive producer of the new Carpool Karaoke series for Apple Music and the co-creator and executive producer of TBS's Drop the Mic, both inspired by popular sketches on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He was also a producer on The 59th Annual Grammy® Awards in February.

Winston is well known in the U.K. as a successful, multi-faceted producer, director and writer with award-winning credits that span television, movies, music videos and commercials. Since he met and became close friends with Corden when they were 18, they have collaborated on many notable projects that have entertained British audiences. The projects include producing when Corden hosted the prestigious Brit Awards for four years, the biggest event in the British music industry, and directing and co-writing several memorable “Smithy” sketches with Corden for BBC's Red Nose Day charity telethon. Also, he produced and directed Corden in When Corden Met Barlow, When Robbie Met James and James Corden's World Cup Live.

Winston served as an executive producer on the hit U.K. version of The X Factor. His other producing credits include The 70th Annual Tony® Awards; the documentaries I am Bolt, based on the legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt and In The Hands of the Gods; and the television shows Robbie Williams and The Muppets at the London Palladium and This is Justin Bieber. In addition, he has produced and directed record-breaking documentaries and movies for the mega-popular musical act One Direction, including This Is Us and 1D Day, and h4 won an MTV Video Music Award and two Brit Awards in consecutive years for directing their music videos. He is also a co-director of the U.K.-based production company Fulwell 73 and a creative consultant to Apple Music.

Winston is from London and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Jensen Karp, executive producer of TBS's Drop the Mic

Jensen Karp is the executive producer and creator of Drop the Mic, with partners James Corden & Ben Winston, debuting in October on TBS. He is an Emmy®-nominated writer who has contributed to TV shows like the Grammys, The MTV Movie and Music Awards, WWE RawThe Late Late ShowNFL on Fox and the ESPYs. His memoir, Kanye West Owes Me $300, chronicling his childhood with a million-dollar Interscope recording contract, and songs with West, will.i.am, DJ Quik, Fabulous and Redman, was released by Random House in 2016 and is currently being developed for TV. 


TBS's Search Party

Alia Shawkat (Dory)

Success arrived early for Alia Shawkat (@ShawkatAlia) and she continues to establish herself as a highly sought after young actress in both film and television. 2016 continues to be a big year for Shawkat with leading roles in two films: Netflix’s original film Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday produced by Paul Reubens and Judd Apatow (March 18, 2016) and the indie thriller Green Room alongside Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Sir Patrick Stewart (April 29, 2016).

Shawkat recently wrapped production on Mike Mills’ indie family drama 20th Century Women opposite Annette Benning, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning. Her other upcoming films include Clea DuVall’s directorial debut The Intervention opposite Cobie Smulders, Jason Ritter and Natasha Lyonne, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Paramount Pictures later this year, and Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut Paint It Black, based on the book of the same name by “White Oleander” author Janet Fitch.

In the past few years, Shawkat has been seen in a slew of much anticipated film projects including:  Sebastian Silva’s Nasty Baby (which she co-produced), the comedic indie horror The Final Girls, Max Landis’ Me Him Her, The Driftless Area opposite Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Carnies, Night Moves opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning and The To Do List written and directed by Maggie Carey.

Shawkat is well known for her role of “Maeby Funke” on the Emmy-winning cult comedy series Arrested Development, which recently returned with all new episodes of Netflix.  She was recently seen on the small screen recurring on HBO’s Getting On and guest starring on Comedy Central’s breakout comedy Broad City.

Born in Palm Springs, CA Shawkat lives in Los Angeles.  Off screen, she is a talented jazz singer, pianist and accomplished painter and illustrator. Shawkat’s art can be viewed her website MutantAlia.com.
 

John Early (Elliott)

John Early (@bejohnce) is an actor, writer and comedian who has been described as "endearingly honest and absurdly funny" by the New York Times, "A cross between Dennis the Menace and Christopher Guest" by Paper Magazine, and most impressively, "cute and young and blonde" by The Huffington Post. This year, Early created and starred in a segment of The Characters special for Netflix. He also appeared in the film Neighbors 2, opposite Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Dave Franco, as well as The Disaster Artist, directed by James Franco. He is now a series regular on the TBS comedy Search Party.

Early's previous credits include Love, produced by Judd Apatow, as well as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and the SXSW Grand Jury prize-winning film Fort Tilden and the 2016 Sundance hit Other People. He also lent his voice to the HBO animated series Animals and was a writer on the fourth season of truTV's Billy on the Street.

Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He also performs a solo show called Literally Me, a New York Times Critics' Pick, and the live sketch show Hey™, with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant. In addition, he co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop and has performed at numerous comedy festivals, including Just For Laughs, SXSW, Riot LA, Treasure Island Music Festival and Festival Supreme. John is a native of Nashville and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where he studied at the Atlantic Acting School.
 

Meredith Hagner (Portia)

Meredith Hagner (@meredithhagner) appeared as the female lead in the indie film Folk Hero & Funny Guy, with Alex Karpofsky and Wyatt Russell, which made its debut at Tribeca Film Festival 2016. She was named one of Indiewire's "Ten To Watch" following her Sundance debut in David Cross's Hits, in which she gave what the New York Times called, "a note-perfect performance. Hagner also appeared in Simon Helberg's We'll Never Have Paris, Whit Stillman's Damsels In Distress, Woody Allen's Irrational Man and the SXSW sensation Creative Control

On television, Hagner is one of the series leads on TBS's new series Search Party. She also recently recurred on Veep for HBO. She has also been a series regular on Men at Work for TBS and FX's Lights Out, as well as a recurring guest on USA's Royal Pains. Among her other guest-star roles, Hagner's favorites have been on Louie, as Jeremy Renner's mellow girlfriend, and The Following, as a particularly deranged killer.

Among Hagner's first acting jobs was the role of Liberty, an angry and confused teenager on As the World Turns, for which she was nominated for an Emmy®.  

Originally from North Carolina, Hagner now lives in Los Angeles and loves writing and playing folk music.
 

John Reynolds (Drew)

John Reynolds is an actor and performer trained at the Improv Olympic in Chicago. He can be seen starring in the new TBS series Search Party and the Netflix series Stranger Things. Reynolds's other credits include a Gillian Robespierre pilot for FX, with Jenny Slate, as well as Master of None and The Characters. At iO, Reynolds performed with Carl & The Passions. He was also a frequent performer at The Annoyance's Holy Fuck show and The Upstairs Gallery, and as part of the Second City Touring Company. Reynolds is currently based in New York.
 

Brandon Micheal Hall (Julian)

Brandon Micheal Hall was most recently seen guest starring in the hit Comedy Central series Broad City. Other television appearances include The Characters (Netflix), opposite Paul Downs; Unforgettable (A&E); and the CBS pilot LFE, opposite Melissa Leo. On stage, he has appeared in Angels in America, directed by Lila Neugebauer; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, directed by Lucie Tiberghien; and A Clockwork Orange, directed by Alex Sharp. Hall is a 2012 Perry Mansfield Scholarship Recipient and a graduate of Juilliard.
 

Michael Showalter (Executive Producer)

Michael Showalter (@mshowalter) is an actor, writer, director and producer. He is a founding member of the New York based comedy groups The State and Stella. In 2001, he co-wrote and starred in cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer with Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Poehler, among many others. In 2005, Showalter made his feature length directorial debut with The Baxter, starring Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. In 2009, he co-created the Comedy Central series Michael and Michael Have Issues with Michael Ian Black. He also co-wrote and produced the Lionsgate film They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in 2014. In 2015, Showalter co-created and starred in the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which reunited the entire cast of the original film for an eight-episode prequel.

In 2016, Showalter directed and co-wrote Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field and released by Roadside Attractions. He most recently directed the critically acclaimed The Big Sick, produced by Judd Apatow and written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

Showalter currently resides in Los Angeles with wife Kalin, their two children and four cats.


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Tracy Morgan (Tray)

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon's (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. Last year, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces, and this May his stand-up special Staying Alive was released globally on Netflix. He is currently in production on a new show for TBS The Last O.G., which he created, produces and will star in, to premiere later this year. Additionally, Morgan was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.

From his work on 30 Rock, Morgan has received an Emmy® nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category and been nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The 30 Rock cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The beloved series came to an end in January 2013. Outside of the show, Morgan also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a comedy series in 2016 for hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live.

In April 2014, Morgan released a standup special for Comedy Central, titled Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide, which brought Comedy Central one of its largest viewership for a standup special that year. Previously, his first stand up special was titled Black & Blue and released on HBO in 2010. Another milestone for Morgan was reached in 2009 with the release of his first book, a compilation of studied anecdotes and some of the more serious moments that shaped him and his career entitled I Am The New Black.

Morgan has also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the most successful animated films in recent years. In 2009, he made his animation debut lending his voice for Jerry Bruckheimer's G-Force, a combination live-action/CG film. The film opened #1 at the U.S. box office and was celebrated by audiences worldwide. In 2013, he starred as the bulldog, Luiz, in the film Rio and again in April 2014 when he reprised his role in Rio 2. Morgan's voice can also be heard in the Oscar®-nominated film Boxtrolls, as one of the film's antagonist, Mr. Gristle.

Morgan has headlined across the country and abroad on various tours and festivals for his stand up comedy. He was first introduced to television audiences in his role as Hustleman on the hit comedy series Martin. He went on to join Saturday Night Live in 1996, appearing for seven seasons and creating such memorable characters as Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellows. After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series, The Tracy Morgan Show, and voiced Spoonie Luv on Comedy Central's Crank Yankers. Additional film credits include Cop Out; the remake of the British film Death at a Funeral; First Sunday, opposite Ice Cube and Katt Williams; The Longest Yard, opposite Adam Sandler; Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; Head of State; Son of No One; Why Stop Now; and Fist Fight.

Morgan currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and their daughter.

Tiffany Haddish (Shay)

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Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Currently, she can been seen starring in Universal's Girls Trip, opposite Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall, and on NBC's The Carmichael Show as the outspoken, no-nonsense Nakeisha. She will next be seen premiering her first stand-up special for Showtime. She Ready: From The Hood to Hollywood, on Aug. 18, and she is also currently in production on the new TBS show The Last O.G., in which she will star alongside Tracy Morgan.ddddddddddddddddddddddddd

In 2016, Haddish was seen co-starring alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in the film Keanu. Her other film credits include diverse projects such as Meet the Spartans; the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, opposite Charles S. Dutton; and The Janky Promoters, opposite Ice Cube. Her television credits include a recurring role on the Tyler Perry's OWN soap opera series If Loving You Is Wrong, Kevin Hart's BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX's New Girl.

Haddish currently tours all over the world, bringing her edge, unusual take on life & love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn.” In the past, Haddish's comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour, and she has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and The Arsenio Hall Show. She was an early standout since first appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and Reality Bites for Comedy Central.

Haddish's journey in life has inspired her comedy and sense of humor on and off stage. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. One of her special passions is performing in the comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence. Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor, with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy and Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and she hopes to someday have money like Oprah.

Ryan Gaul (Josh)

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After growing up on the central coast of Maine, Ryan Gaul moved south and attended Stonehill College outside of Boston. Following a brief career as an office supply salesman, he transitioned into acting, landing a spot as a performer at Improv Asylum in Boston.

Gaul moved to Los Angeles shortly after and became a staple of the improvisation and sketch comedy theater The Groundlings. From there, he landed guest-starring roles on numerous television shows, including House of Lies, Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 2 Broke Girls and Superstore.  His film credits include Identity Thief, opposite Melissa McCarthy; Christopher Guest's Mascots; the upcoming Owen Wilson/Ed Helms comedy Bastards; and Taran Killam's upcoming film Why We're Killing Gunther, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Gaul is based in Los Angeles, where lives with with his wife and two kids.

Cedric the Entertainer (Miniard Mullins)

Charismatic actor and comedian, Cedric "The Entertainer" is best known for his crowd-pleasing performances in hit films & television shows such as Barbershop (franchise); Be Cool, with John Travolta; Intolerable Cruelty, with George Clooney; the top-ranking Madagascar animated franchise; Johnson Family Vacation, the 2004 box-office hit in which he was both star & producer; The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's mega- successful documentary feature directed by Spike Lee which captured the phenomenon of the record-breaking Kings of Comedy Tour; the long-running top-ranked WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show; and, more recently, in his own hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land.

On the big screen, the multi-talented funnyman has consistently co-starred alongside some of the most renowned film actors. He was most recently seen in the comedy feature Why Him?, co-starring opposite Oscar®-nominated actors Bryan Cranston and James Franco. He has also been seen co-starring with Ice Cube in the #1-ranked box office comedy hit Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016); appearing opposite Chris Rock in the acclaimed comedy feature Top Five (2014); and in starring cameos with Marlon Wayans in the box office hits A Haunted House (2013) and its sequel A Haunted House 2 (2014). Other credits include Grassroots, with Jason Biggs and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal; Larry Crowne, opposite Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks; All's Faire in Love: Romance Has A Renaissance, opposite Christina Ricci; Cadillac Records, co-starring Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles; Street Kings, opposite Keanu Reeves; Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, with Martin Lawrence; Talk to Me, starring Don Cheadle; Code Name: The Cleaner, opposite Lucy Liu; The Honeymooners, with Mike Epps; Man of the House, with Tommy Lee Jones; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, with Jim Carrey; Barbershop 2: Back In Business; Serving Sara, with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley; Kingdom Come, with Whoopi Goldberg; Big Momma's House; and Ride.

Additionally, Cedric has displayed tremendous voiceover talent in beloved family features, including Disney's Planes and its sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Charlotte's Web, Madagascar and its sequels, Ice Age and Dr. Dolittle 2.

Cedric will next be seen in the feature film First Reformed, co-starring opposite Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried. The comedian takes a dramatic acting turn in the fall 2017 release. Next up on the television front, Cedric is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in the buzzed about new TBS comedy series The Last O.G.

Also on the small screen, Cedric's much-anticipated Netflix comedy special Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville premiered last September to great audience response. Taped at the historical Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the hour-long special showcases the stellar comedian as he takes hilarious aim at the aggressive lyrics of today's hip-hop artists, dissects the task of raising kids in the Snapchat generation and gives his one-of-a-kind take on the current political climate and President Obama's legacy.

Cedric's universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career success spanning film, live performances, and television have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world.

Marking an exciting and memorable career highlight in television, on March 20, 2013, Cedric was named host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, joining the iconic game show in its 12th season in national syndication. In 2006, Cedric's first-ever HBO comedy special, Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher, was the highest-rated special of the year for the network. In 2008, Cedric made his Broadway debut in David Mamet's masterpiece American Buffalo, where his performance was singled out for critical praise. 

Some notable career accolades for the multi-talented entertainer include the AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Disney's animated series The Proud Family. He also received record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on the WB's top rated sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, which ran for six seasons. In 1994 Cedric also received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television for his performance as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comic View.

Cedric's first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January 2002 and sold out across the country. In 2001, a viewing audience of over 144 million saw Cedric star in the Bud Light commercial that landed the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast, which led USA Today to dub him Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player.

Now helming his own production company, A Bird And A Bear Entertainment, Cedric develops and produces feature films. Johnson Family Vacation was the first under this banner. In 2009, he made his directorial debut overseeing the dance-film spoof Dance Fu, starring comic actor Kel Mitchell.

In 2011 Cedric launched his WHOCed designer hat line, highlighting yet another facet of the busy and creative comedy star.

As a philanthropist, Cedric founded The Cedric The Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and countless incentives, and plans to extend its reach to a national level. His annual Cedric The Entertainer Celebrity Golf Classic, now in its fifth year, is a top charity event which raises funds to benefit: The Kyles Family Foundation, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles and The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, all three of which support inner city/at-risk youth.

Currently performing across the country, Cedric has joined forces with George Lopez and fellow top comedians D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and the late Charlie Murphy for The Comedy Get Down Tour!, which has been selling out arenas for the past two years. A mock reality show about the tour is schedule to air on BET this year.

Allen Maldonado (Cousin Bobby)

Allen Maldonado is a multi-talented actor, writer and entrepreneur. He not only co-stars on ABC's award-winning sitcom Black-is but also in his third season as a full time writer on the hit Starz series Survivor's Remorse. He has also guest-starred in a recurring role for three seasons on FXX's You're the Worst. His latest role is starring opposite Tracy Morgan in his highly anticipated new TBS comedy series The Last O.G., from executive producers Jordan Peele, John Carcieri and Eric Tannenbaum.

In addition to his on-screen work, Maldinado developed Everybody Digital, the industry's first streaming app focusing exclusively on short films and short-form content. Announced at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the service will launch in the coming months, with the app available for iOS and Android devices.

John Carcieri, co-creator, executive producer and showrunner of TBS's The Last O.G.

Recently named one of the "10 Writers to Watch in 2017" by Variety, John Carcieri is the showrunner of new TBS series The Last O.G., which he co-created with Jordan Peele. Previously he was a co-executive producer on HBO's Vice Principals. Prior to that, he worked on all four seasons of Eastbound and Down and a season on Workaholics.

On the feature film side, Carcieri co-wrote Jody Hill's feature film The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, starring Josh Brolin and Danny McBride, for Netflix. He hails from Winston-Salem, N.C., and attended North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

 

 

Eric Tannenbaum, executive producer of TBS's The Last O.G.

Executive producer Eric Tannenbaum and his wife/business partner, Kim Tannenbaum, run The Tannenbaum Company based at CBS Studios. They are currently executive producers of Freeform's Young and Hungry, which is in its fifth season, and TBS’ The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan. Previously, the Tannenbaums were executive producers of CBS' Two and a Half Men, which completed its run after 12 seasons.

The Tannenbaums have also been active in the feature business, setting up projects at Disney, Sony and Warner Bros., including You Again, a Disney feature directed by Andy Fickman and starring Kristin Bell, Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Tannenbaum is the former president of Artists Television Group (ATG). During his tenure, he oversaw all creative and financial areas of the company. Prior to founding ATG, Tannenbaum served as president of Columbia TriStar Television. During his time there, the studio produced such hits as Mad About You, Party of Five, Dawson's Creek, The Nanny and The King of Queens. Previously, Tannenbaum was executive vice president of New World Television.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tannenbaum holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Tufts University. He resides in Los Angeles.