Imagine Entertainment presidents Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns announced Monday that veteran television executive Kristen Zolner has joined the company as head of Imagine Television, where she will oversee all scripted television development and production for the company.
As the director of original series for Netflix, she helmed hit shows like “Emily in Paris,” “Dead To Me,” “Big Mouth,” Maniac” and “Master of None,” as well as “Uncoupled” with Neil Patrick Harris and soon to be ” The Pentaverate” starring Mike Myers.
“We have worked with Kristen on many shows over the years and have always been very impressed with her taste and creative flair. We are confident in her ability to push boundaries and deliver innovative television,” Hernandez and Burns said in a joint statement.
“Joining this incredibly creative team at Imagine is a dream come true. Brian [Grazer] and rum [Howard] They are behind many of my favorite series and movies, and their constant innovation in the television landscape is inspiring. Having worked with Tony and Lilly for years, I am thrilled to partner more closely with them to continue thinking outside the box and supporting great storytellers and creators,” said Zolner.
Before leaving for Imagine, Zolner opted for Michelle Buteau’s best-selling book about a stand-up artist, “Survival of The Thickest,” which was greenlit for Netflix series. He also helped book 25 original stand-up specials for the streaming giant.
Prior to that, Zolner served as a development executive at Amazon Studios, where she oversaw the award-winning comedy-drama “Transparent” as well as the crime drama “Bosch,” the studio’s longest-running original series to date.
Imagine Television recently produced and released “Genius: Aretha” for NatGeo, “Why Women Kill: Season 2” for CBS All Access, “Swagger” for Apple TV+, Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2” and “Ms. Pat” for BET+.