Media Res, the US-based production company behind Apple TV+ shows The Morning Show and Pachinko, has hired former WarnerMedia executive Sandra Dewey as its new Chief Operating Officer.

The appointment comes after fund RedBird IMI invested an undisclosed amount into the company in January to support its international and US growth plans.

Sandra Dewey joins Media Res as Chief Operating Officer

Sandra Dewey, Media Res

Dewey will guide the TV studio and film production company’s US and international scripted and non-fiction initiatives.

Before joining Media Res, Dewey was president of business operations and production for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, including business planning and the launch of the service. She also oversaw business affairs, production and operations teams for the cable networks TNT, TBS, and truTV.

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Media Res’ current slate includes the third season of The Morning Show, which stars and is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and the second season of the acclaimed series Pachinko, based on the international bestseller.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sandra into the fold at this exciting moment in the company’s evolution,” Media Res founder and chairman Michael Ellenberg said. “Sandra’s wide-ranging strategic and operational expertise is matched by her fierce intellect and graceful leadership style. We are blessed to have her join us in this vital role for Media Res.”

Dewey said: “I have had an exciting and extensive career, so I have been extremely particular about what would come next. The opportunity to work with Michael Ellenberg and Media Res hit a bullseye for me which proved irresistible – a dynamic growth business with an attitude and a track record.

“The company has a report card of success with both material and talent that defies industry trends. In this rapidly changing media landscape, Media Res is poised to flex its strengths and show what it can do, and I can’t wait.”

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