Mattel announced that Michelle Mendelovitz has been named Head of Mattel Television Studios. She will oversee the development, production, and distribution of Mattel’s slate of episodic content on broadcast and streaming globally. Mendelovitz will report to Josh Silverman, Chief Franchise Officer at Mattel.
“Michelle is a powerful creative leader with a wealth of experience working with top studios and creators to make innovative, quality content across genres and platforms. We are excited for her to join at a time of such momentum for the company, and for the important role she will play in developing stories that resonate in culture and growing Mattel’s global fan base,” said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel.
“The opportunity to connect worldwide audiences with Mattel’s iconic brands, franchises, and characters through high-quality storytelling is greater than ever before. I look forward to the impact Michelle and Mattel Television Studios will have on expanding the content slate to the delight of our fans around the globe,” Josh Silverman added.
Mendelovitz brings to Mattel significant expertise in content development and production gained from senior roles at Disney 20th Television Studios, Apple TV+, Sony Pictures Television, and CBS Television Network. She most recently served as Executive Producer, Hiddenlight Productions, working with Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to develop a suite of scripted projects for the initial slate for their production company.
“Mattel is a globally revered brand that I have always admired for its ability to empower and relate to their audience generation after generation. Taking that bold spirit to speak to themes that impact people's worlds, while simultaneously entertaining audiences of all ages, is what we are focused on as we grow Mattel Television Studios into an inspiring storytelling home for best-in-class creators. I am so thrilled and honored to join the Mattel team as we take our brands and franchises to a whole new level,” Mendelovitz declared.