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Elias Tanner

Vice President, Scripted Development & Production

Elias Tanner is the Vice President of Scripted Development & Production at OBB Media where he oversees the OBB Pictures scripted slate across TV & Film.


Since joining the company, Elias has played a key role in developing and overseeing many of the company's marquee projects and partnerships. In addition to his new role of leading scripted development for the small and silver screens, Elias manages the strategy around the company's brand and heads up a number of strategic initiatives.


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 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 content world, moving to LA and joining OBB. If Elias isn’t pursuing his devotion to film, television, and podcasts he can be found running through the Italian market, shadowboxing a frozen veal flank, or crushing a quick dozen cannoli for breakfast. Elias is a member of The Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020.