Warner Bros. comedy director Keith Cox is ankling his studio post to join the fledgling Greenblatt Janollari Studio as vice president of creative affairs, sources said Wednesday.
Cox joins Greenblatt Janollari’s exec VP of creative affairs, Theresa Edy, who has been with the company since its inception, and senior veepee of talent and casting, Holly Powell, who joined in January.
Cox, considered a bright up-and-coming development exec, worked for David Janollari at Warner Bros. TV before Janollari ankled to form his own production company last year. His contract expires in the next few months, and he plans to help with all the company’s current and development projects.
The Greenblatt Janollari Studio is expected to hire at least two more executives in coming months, one in publicity and one in creative affairs, sources said.
Cox first joined Warner Bros. in 1995 from the FX cabler, where he was director of development and production. At Warner Bros., Cox has been involved in the development and production of such series as “Veronica’s Closet,” ‘Suddenly Susan,” “For Your Love,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and the upcoming “All My Life,” “The Brian Benben Show” and “Two of a Kind.”
Cox began his career at Columbia Pictures TV before working as a manager at Limelight Prods., a music video and commercial company.
After less than a year in existence, the Greenblatt Janollari Studio was able to get three new series on the fall schedule, equaling and surpassing some of the majors. CBS will air the Greenblatt Janollari comedy “Maggie Winters” and the drama “To Have and to Hold,” while ABC is airing the comedy “The Hughleys.”
The studio is also working with 20th Century Fox on a midseason drama pilot for ABC called “The Bin,” which is described as “ER” in a mental hospital.