Participants

Debbie Liebling

Executive Producer of PEN15, Inner Child Productions / Pod3

Deborah Liebling has been a significant comedy tastemaker in film and TV
both as an executive and as a producer. She is currently partnered with renowned
film director Sam Raimi under a first-look deal with WIIP Studios. Together they
have set up a new series (A SIMPLE PLAN) and feature film (THE NOLA) at Amazon,
a comedy at TBS (THE WORST PLANET ON EARTH), and they are in production on a
horror anthology at Quibi (50 STATES OF FEAR). Under their POD3 banner, Sam
and Deborah are also converting three novels for television at WIIP.
On the comedy side, Deborah is executive producing Hulu’s hit comedy
PEN15, which is in pre-production for season 2. Additionally, Deborah produced
PLUS ONE, a feature film starring Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid. The film won the
Audience Award at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Deborah’s slate also includes TV
shows set up at Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Comedy Central, IFC, CBS Studios,
CW, and Freeform. Her upcoming film, UNPLUGGING, will star Matt Walsh and Isla
Fisher.
Beyond producing, Deborah is the Executive Vice President of Women in
Film (WIF), and serves on the board of ReFrame, an organization that works with
50 Hollywood leaders to further gender parity in the entertainment industry.
Prior to independent producing, Deborah was President of Red Hour Films
where she and her partner, Ben Stiller, produced four new television series:
ANOTHER PERIOD (3 seasons), the critically-acclaimed BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD,
FLORIDA, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL (3 seasons) on Comedy
Central, and THE BIRTHDAY BOYS on IFC (2 seasons), which she produced with Bob
Odenkirk.
Deborah was President of Production at Universal Pictures where she
oversaw the development and production of many hit films including
BRIDESMAIDS, THE CHANGE-UP, PITCH PERFECT, TOWER HEIST, AMERICAN PIE 2,
CONTRABAND, SAFE HOUSE, TED, and WANDERLUST.

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