Charlie Ebersol is the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Company. He is an award-winning film and television producer, director, and philanthropist. Ebersol has created hit shows, sold franchise film properties, and launched companies and foundations with global brands and personalities. Ebersol has executive produced hit film and television projects across a variety of top-tier networks and studios, including HBO, ESPN, NBC, Warner Brothers, CNBC, Universal Studios, USA, History, and many others.
Ebersol led The Company to new heights in 2015 with two #1 rated CNBC series: the “West Texas Investors Club” (highest rated series premiere in network history) and season 3 of “The Profit,” (network’s #1 rated series). Additionally, he secured a first-look scripted development deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP), and signed on to produce Warner Brothers’ highly anticipated “Space Jam” sequel. On the international front, Ebersol broke new ground with his international co-production deal with leading Israeli production and distribution company Dori Media.
Ebersol has enjoyed a very successful partnership with the NFL. This partnership led to a deal with the Blacklist to launch a nationwide search to source and secure two screenwriters for the next NFL blockbuster films, which Ebersol will produce. Recently, Ebersol and the NFL marked the fourth anniversary of their critically acclaimed series “NFL Characters Unite” on USA Network.
He created and launched the Got Your Six: 6 Certified program with First Lady Michelle Obama and Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper. The program brings all major studios and networks together to encourage the accurate portrayal of veterans in the media.
Ebersol’s first film was the 2006 HBO documentary “Ithuteng: Never Stop Learning” which won several festival awards including the Telluride MountainFilm Festival’s Humanitarian award. The film went on to become the first recipient of the annual OneXOne Award at the Toronto Film Festival. Oprah Winfrey was so moved by “Ithuteng,” she contributed $1.14 million to its namesake, the Ithuteng Trust School, an organization dedicated to the positive development and education of at-risk children in South Africa.
Ebersol holds a B.A. in Film, Television and Theatre from The University of Notre Dame.