Parul Agrawal is promoted to Head of Theater at Warner Bros. Television


Parul Agarwal was promoted by Warner Bros. Television to head its drama development division. She was working as vice president of drama development prior to this assignment. Warner Bros. Television announced on October 12 that Agrawal had been promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Drama Development. The announcement was made by Clancy Collins White, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, WBTV.

In his new role, Agrawal will report to Collins White and lead the creation of new dramatic television shows for all platforms. This includes drama series, limited series and made-for-TV movies the Studio will produce for Warner Bros.’ HBO Max. Discovery, external streaming services, cable and broadcast networks.

She will also oversee a WBTV drama development team that includes senior vice president Tony Optican and vice presidents Ashley Cole, Jonathan Harris and Mitzi Miller, among others. Agrawal succeeds Leigh London Redman, who recently joined Berlanti Productions as its new president.

Agrawal joined WBTV and started at the bottom of the corporate ladder. After joining WBTV in 2010, she rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Drama Development in 2019.

During her 12 years with the company, she has helped develop a number of high-profile projects, including Lovecraft Country, Emmy winner for HBO, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin and the next The Girls. on the bus for HBO Max, Bad Monkey for Apple TV+, Keep Breathing, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Maid for Netflix, All American, All American: Homecoming, Batwoman, Black Lightning, Gotham Knights, Kung Fu, Riverdale, Supergirl, Superman & Lois and Roswell, New Mexico for The CW, Blindspot and the upcoming Found for NBC, Castle Rock for Hulu, God Friended Me for CBS, Prodigal Son for FOX, and many more.

She has worked closely with key producers and production companies such as Alloy Entertainment, Bad Robot Productions, Berlanti Productions, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Elizabeth Banks, Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, Bill Lawrence and Nkechi Okoro Carroll.

Prior to joining WBTV, Agrawal worked in development at Brancato/Salke Productions, the former production company of producers Chris Brancato and Bert Salke. She previously worked with The L Word creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken on the final season of Showtime’s acclaimed original series. And she began her television career as a script coordinator on AMC’s Mad Men.

Agrawal’s promotion follows an announcement made by Warner Bros. Discovery that the company would lay off 82 employees of the Warner Bros. group. TV and that 43 vacant positions, representing approximately 26% of the group’s workforce, will not be filled.

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