Executive Assistant to the CEO of OBB Media, Michael D. Ratner.
Ben Harizman is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of OBB Media, Michael D. Ratner.
Born in New York City and raised in Westport, Connecticut, Ben’s enduring passion for film and television eventually led him to the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated in 2021 with a major from Moody College in Radio, Television & Film (RTF) and a minor from McCombs in Business. Outside of producing student short films, Ben’s first exposure to branded content and commercial production came when he interned as an Account Manager for Satellite Films in 2021, a small commercial production company based in San Francisco. Shortly thereafter, Ben began in the mailroom at William Morris Endeavor (WME Agency) where he worked for two years. At WME, Ben began as an assistant in the Physical Production department supporting department heads on film, television, music video, and commercial sets. He later moved to the Scripted Television group where he worked with some of the industry’s most high-profile writers, producers, and directors.
Some of Ben’s favorite filmmakers include Richard Linklater, Noah Baumbach, and Cameron Crowe. In his free time, you might find Ben petting a random dog on the street, watching and playing golf, or supporting the New York Giants and Texas Longhorns football teams.