Elaine Meryl Brown
Elaine Meryl Brown, former Vice President Special Markets, Creative Services at HBO, is an Emmy Award winning writer and executive producer who has won numerous awards in the broadcast industry. She was a Creative Director at Showtime and has worked in television at both the network and local levels. Elaine was chosen as one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business.” She is the author of two novels published by Random House, the critically acclaimed Lemon City and Playing by the Rules, as well as a contributor to Essence. A graduate of NAMIC’s UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Leadership Development Program as well as the CTAM Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School, she also participated in the Simmons College Time Warner Women’s Breakthrough Management program. She has a mini-MBA in Digital Marketing from Rutgers University and graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts with a B.A. in English and Drama, and served on the Wheaton College board for many years.
Having worked as Director Savannah Film Studios, Elaine was also on the executive board of the Georgia Studios and Infrastructure Alliance. She now sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton where she serves on the career launch and grant writing committees, and helps young people grow into productive citizens.
Currently residing in Bluffton, South Carolina, Elaine works in Atlanta as a freelance producer for FOX, ABC Entertainment and Inertia Films, and continues to write and speak at organizations and universities. Passionate about assisting entry and mid-level talent with leadership and development, she inspires individuals to be strategic, tap into and maximize their potential.
Born in Harlem and raised in Teaneck, NJ, Elaine has a son, David, who also works in the entertainment industry, daughter-in-law, Mary who is a nurse, and two beautiful granddaughters, Hazel and Vivian.