Speaker Phil Breman
Speaker Phil Breman

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Phil Breman

Head of Live-Action

Mattel

Phil Breman is an accomplished creative executive with over two decades of experience developing, managing, writing and producing programming for broadcast and cable television, streaming services and online distribution.

Mr. Breman currently serves as the head of live action television for Mattel where he oversees all scripted and unscripted development and production. In this role, Mr. Breman is responsible for identifying content opportunities for existing
Mattel IP as well as developing new and original content that organically fits under the Mattel brand. In this capacity, Mr. Breman also serves as an Executive Producer on several projects such as the upcoming Monster High live action
movie for Nickelodeon.

Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Breman served as Vice President, Current Programming at NBC Entertainment where he oversaw all creative and production elements of numerous drama and comedy series and was partnered with a wide variety of high level creative talent such as Tina Fey, Shawn Ryan, Eric Kripke, Will Packer, Sean Hayes and many others. Stand out projects include: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Mr. Mayor, Manifest, The Blacklist, Will & Grace, Timeless, Trial & Error, Kenan and A.P. Bio.

Mr. Breman also headed up all live action series development for the Disney Channel where he developed over a dozen successful comedy series such as Good Luck Charlie, Liv & Maddie, Austin & Ally, KC Undercover and Jessie among others.

Prior to joining the Hollywood executive ranks, Mr. Breman was a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Be Jane, Inc. – a multi-media and lifestyle brand company that serviced the women’s home improvement industry. Mr. Breman led a
creative team that launched both TV and web-based series with Scripps and MSN.com, created a line of books through Random House and Time Warner, and produced hundreds of hours of customized content for corporate partners such as Bank of America, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Skil and Target.

Mr. Breman is also a former sit-com writer who has written and produced over one hundred episodes of network television. He served as a senior level writer/producer on such shows as the Paramount Television/WB sit-com, Raising
Dad starring Bob Saget, Kat Dennings and Brie Larson and the NBC/WB sit-com, For Your Love starring Holly Robinson Peete, James Lesure and DeDee Pfeiffer.

Mr. Breman is an accomplished speaker having provided keynote speeches at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, UCLA School of Television and Film and USC School of Cinematic Arts as well as having served as a guest on numerous panels
for the WGA, DGA, NBC Diversity & Inclusion, Canadian Film Board and many others.

Mr. Breman is a Warren Honors Graduate of the University of California at San Diego and a current member of both the Writers Guild of America and NATAS.

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