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Michael Ellenberg

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Michael Ellenberg

CEO, Media Res Studio
Michael Ellenberg

Michael Ellenberg is the founder and chairman of Media Res, the motion picture production/finance company and television studio. Through Media Res, Ellenberg develops, produces and finances premium content for global markets. Media Res finances production on both the in-house slate and top-tier projects from outside producers and suppliers. Ellenberg’s credits at Media Res include the award winning AppleTV+ series “Pachinko,” based on the international best-selling novel, hit AppleTV+ series “The Morning Show,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, HBO limited series “Scenes from a Marriage,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Scott Z. Burns climate change anthology series “Extrapolations,” and the upcoming “I’m a Virgo,” from auteur filmmaker Boots Riley, launching on Amazon this June. Ellenberg was previously head of drama for HBO, developing and overseeing the production of such acclaimed series as “Westworld,” “The Leftovers,” “Big Little Lies,” “True Detective,” “The Young Pope” and “The Deuce,” and overseeing “Boardwalk Empire,” “True Blood” and “Game of Thrones,” including the latter’s two Emmy Award-winning seasons for Best Drama. He also co-executive produced the final season of “The Leftovers,” which received wide acclaim. Earlier in his career, Ellenberg did stints at Scott Free Productions and Scott Rudin Productions.