Development & Strategy Executive
Elias Tanner is a Development & Strategy Executive at OBB Pictures. Working as part of the three-headed monster leading development at OBB, Elias oversees the drama and genre slate. Since joining the company, Elias has led OBB's expansion into scary, playing a key role in assembling and overseeing the company's strategic partnerships with AMC Studios, Blumhouse backed Crypt TV, and Chris Hardwick’s Fish Ladder. In addition to developing for the small and silver screens, Elias manages the strategy around the company's brand and heads up a number of strategic initiatives, including OBB’s expansion into Podcasts and VR.
Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Elias has studied and worked all over the world, including the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics, the University of Cape Town and Beijing University. No matter his place on the globe though, Elias has continued to write, direct and produce…just about everything…from sci-fi thrillers and psychological horror films, to architectural photography books, to public radio documentaries, to a digital comedy series about making a digital comedy series.
Unfortunately, after leaving school Elias headed to New York, where he spent a couple year stint as an evil corporate lackey, working at the country’s top corporate crisis management communications firm. Thankfully, the prodigal son eventually returned to his rightful place in the film world, moving to LA and joining OBB, where he focuses on skewing projects as dark as possible. If Elias isn’t pursuing his slavish devotion to film and television, he can be found running through the Italian market, shadowboxing a frozen veal flank, or crushing a quick dozen cannoli for breakfast.