Deborah Liebling has been a significant comedy influencer in film and TV both as an executive and as a producer. She recently partnered with renowned film director Sam Raimi in a new TV company with Skydance Media. Together, they have set up a new series and a feature film at AMAZON, as well as a series at UCP. Debbie is also currently producing several comedy television shows for COMEDY CENTRAL and TRU TV, as well as having just completely a feature film for STUDIO 71.
Deborah was President of Red Hour Films, where, with her partner, Ben Stiller, she has produced four new television series – ANOTHER PERIOD (3 seasons) and the critically-acclaimed, BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – which join THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL (3 seasons) on Comedy Central and THE BIRTHDAY BOYS on IFC (2 seasons) which she produced with Bob Odenkirk.
Prior to joining Red Hour, she was President of Production at Universal Pictures where she oversaw the development and production of many hit films including BRIDESMAIDS, THE CHANGE-UP, PITCH PERFECT, TOWER HEIST, AMERICAN PIE 2, CONTRABAND, SAFE HOUSE, TED, and WANDERLUST.
In 2009, Deborah served as President of Fox Atomic Pictures, a start-up genre division of 20th Century Fox that released JENNIFER’S BODY, I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER, and THE ROCKER. As Executive Vice President of features at 20th Century Fox Deborah was responsible for the hits BORAT, DODGEBALL, JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, STUCK ON YOU and many other successful feature films.
Deborah was chief development and production executive for Comedy Central for the previous 7 years. There she was solely responsible for the development and realization of the cultural phenomenon SOUTH PARK (as well as Producer on the film SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER AND UNCUT), THE MAN SHOW (starring Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla), WIN BEN STEIN’S MONEY, BATTLEBOTS, PRIMETIME GLICK (with Martin Short) and many other original series on the channel.
Deborah is a graduate of Boston University, College of Communications where she was asked to come back and deliver the Commencement Speech in 2010 and received a Distinguished Alumni Award. She has been nominated for several Emmy awards as Executive Producer of SOUTH PARK.
Deborah holds board positions at:
- Women in Film (Los Angeles)—Executive VP
- Westmark School (Encino, CA)—2-12 Academic School for Students with Learning Differences / Arts Advisory Board
- Harold Ramis Comedy Film School Advisory Board, Second City (Chicago, IL)