Elisa Ellis is the Chief Creative Officer at newly formed Platform One Media currently developing series for HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, Apple, Epix & Spectrum Originals.
Previously Elisa headed Creative Affairs at Dreamworks Animation Live Action TV division under Jeffrey Katzenberg and Katie O’Connell Marsh.
Before joining Dreamworks Elisa was the President of Creative Affairs & Production for Gaumont Television until 2016 where she was responsible overseeing all aspects of the company’s series development and production including, Narcos, F is for Family & Hemlock Grove for Netflix, as well as Hannibal for NBC.
Prior to joining Gaumont, Elisa spent 6 years at NBC Universal rising through the ranks to SVP Drama Programming at Universal Media Studios where she oversaw the development of Friday Night Lights, Heroes & Parenthood, as well as the production of series such as, Crossing Jordan, House, Las Vegas, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Elisa began her programming career working with David E. Kelley on such series as Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Boston Public and Boston Legal before joining Universal Television in 2003 as Vice President of Drama Programming where she developed House and shepherded the first 2 seasons of Battlestar Galactica.