About Elaine Meryl Brown, Former VP, Creative Services, HBO
As Founder and Executive Producer of New World Image Group, a minority and woman-owned creative services company, Elaine is expert at strategic content creation, concept development, and integrated marketing campaigns for brands across multiple platforms.
Before New World Image Group, Elaine was VP Special Markets in Creative Services at HBO where she launched and branded 5 multi-channels targeting specific demographics, led HBO’s video marketing unit, developed on and off air Affiliate Marketing campaigns, short form and alternative programming. Having created the award-winning bi-lingual pre-school series, El Perro Y El Gato for HBO Family and HBO Latino, Elaine was responsible for spearheading the launch of the consumer products line of books and DVDs now sold at Wal-Mart and Target.
Prior to HBO, Elaine was a Creative Director at Showtime Networks, where she was responsible for network on-air promotion, original content, and branding of original programming for Showtime Original Pictures, Original Series and Original Pictures for Kids. She has also worked at ABC as Researcher/Writer, CBS as a Writer for Happy New Year, America and at NBC as a news editor.
Elaine, a Daytime Emmy® Award-winning Writer for the ABC-TV network series, FYI, has also won numerous awards in the broadcast industry.
In 2007, Brown was chosen as one of the Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and was simultaneously honored by William C. Thompson, Jr. the comptroller of the City of New York at his annual African American Heritage and Culture event. In 2008, she was nominated to speak on a panel for the Women of Power Summit sponsored by Black Enterprise. Brown also received the 2008 National Public Service Announcements (PSA) Emmy® Award for Executive Producing the Kaiser Foundation and NBA Aids PSA with Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah.
Elaine co-authored the Amazon best-seller leadership book, The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women, published by Random House in 2010, that was nominated for an NAACP Literary Award. Her first novel, the critically acclaimed Lemon City and sequel, Playing by the Rules were also published by Random House.
Brown is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Women in Cable and Television, and the Coalition of 100 Black Women, Bergen/Passaic Chapter. She has also served on the Wheaton College Alumnae/Trustee boards.
Elaine is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Executive Leadership Development Program, and the 2008 CTAM Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. Brown currently resides in New Jersey.