David Janollari

Biography: Award-winning producer David Janollari was named President of Entertainment of The WB Network in June, 2004. Mr. Janollari is responsible for all facets of the network's programming efforts, including the development and current programming of all series, movies and specials, as well as the development and current programming of the #1-rated Kids WB! slate.
Mr. Janollari joins The WB from The Greenblatt Janollari Studio, an independent television production company, which he co-founded with producing partner Robert Greenblatt. Mr. Janollari served as Co-President of the company, which currently produces three television series, including "Six Feet Under," the acclaimed drama that received more Emmy nominations than any other series in 2002 and 2003. "Six Feet Under" has won seven Emmys, including the award for Best Casting for each of its first two seasons. The series was also the winner of the 2001 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and the 2003 recipient of the George
Award-winning producer David Janollari was named President of Entertainment of The WB Network in June, 2004. Mr. Janollari is responsible for all facets of the network's programming efforts, including the development and current programming of all series, movies and specials, as well as the development and current programming of the #1-rated Kids WB! slate.
Mr. Janollari joins The WB from The Greenblatt Janollari Studio, an independent television production company, which he co-founded with producing partner Robert Greenblatt. Mr. Janollari served as Co-President of the company, which currently produces three television series, including "Six Feet Under," the acclaimed drama that received more Emmy nominations than any other series in 2002 and 2003. "Six Feet Under" has won seven Emmys, including the award for Best Casting for each of its first two seasons. The series was also the winner of the 2001 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and the 2003 recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. In addition, "Six Feet Under" has won several Screen Actors Guild Awards, including one for Best Ensemble Cast; a Television Critics Award and two GLADD Awards for Best Drama. Mr. Janollari and his producing partner, Mr. Greenblatt, were honored at the Producers Guild of America's "Celebration of Diversity" awards program for their ability to broaden the industry's horizons with the production of "Six Feet Under." In 2004, Mr. Janollari and Mr. Greenblatt received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for "American Family," starring Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie and Esai Morales. The Latino drama recently concluded its second season on PBS. In addition, Mr. Janollari and Mr. Greenblatt were also awarded the 2004 Producer's Guild's Norman Felton Award for Excellence in Producing. The Greenblatt Janollari Studio is also producing a star-studded "Elvis" miniseries for CBS starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers in the title role, Randy Quaid as Colonel Parker, "Charmed" star Rose McGowan as Ann-Margaret and Camryn Manheim as Gladys Presley.
Mr. Janollari also executive produced the UPN comedy "Eve," nominated for four Teen Choice Awards, including Best Comedy Series. He also executive produced the series "One on One" on UPN, which spawned midseason spinoff "Cuts," starring Shannon Elizabeth and Marques Houston. "One on One" won a SHINE Award for an episode about HIV testing. The Greenblatt Janollari Studio also produced the hit comedy "The Hughleys," starring one of the Original Kings of Comedy, D.L. Hughley. The series is in domestic syndication.
Mr. Janollari has a long and prosperous history with Warner Bros. Television and helped develop many of The WB Network's earliest hits. While he was head of comedy development, under then WBTV President Leslie Moonves, Mr. Janollari was also instrumental in bringing "Friends" creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane to the studio and developing that ground-breaking hit series. Other series under his aegis at WBTV include the long-running hit "The Drew Carey Show," "Living Single" and "Suddenly Susan," as well as two of The WB's highest-rated comedies "The Jamie Foxx Show" and "The Wayans Bros."
Mr. Janollari's cult pilot "Heat Vision and Jack," starring Jack Black and Ben Stiller, won a Silver Spire Award at the San Francisco Film Festival.
Prior to his work as an executive at Warner Bros. Television, Mr. Janollari was the Director of Comedy Development at the Fox Broadcasting Company for then President of Entertainment, Peter Chernin, and was a member of the comedy development team when the network launched "In Living Color," "The Simpsons" and "Herman's Head."
Mr. Janollari is a graduate of New York University, where he majored in film and television.
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David Janollari's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 74 Six Feet Under: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 50 Midnight, Texas: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
50 Midnight, Texas: Season 1 Jul 24, 2017 Executive Producer 6.5
tbd Eve: Season 2 Sep 21, 2004 Producer tbd
tbd Eve: Season 1 Sep 15, 2003 Producer tbd
74 Six Feet Under: Season 1 Jun 3, 2001 Executive Producer 8.4