Mendelovitz has extensive experience in content development and production, having held senior positions at Disney 20th Television Studios, Apple TV+, Sony Pictures Television, and CBS Television Network.

Mattel has recently appointed Michelle Mendelovitz as the new Head of Mattel Television Studios. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing, producing, and distributing Mattel’s episodic content across television and streaming platforms worldwide. Michelle will report directly to Josh Silverman, Mattel’s Chief Franchise Officer.

Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel, praised Michelle’s extensive experience collaborating with top studios and creators to produce innovative, high-quality content across various genres and platforms.

“We are excited about her addition at a time of such momentum for the company and for the important role she will play in developing stories that resonate with the culture and growing Mattel’s global fan base,” said Kreiz.

Mendelovitz recently served as executive producer at Hiddenlight Productions. She collaborated with Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to develop scripted projects for their production company’s initial launch.

At Disney 20th Television Studios, as Senior Vice President and Director of Dramatic Development, Mendelovitz redefined the company’s content catalog and managed more than 250 projects in various stages of development and production across all Disney platforms and other channels, including Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Peacock.

Previously, she was a senior creative executive for scripted and unscripted programming at Apple, where she played a leading role in the launch of Apple TV+ and oversaw several scripted programs and docuseries, including the Emmy-nominated series Severance, as well as For All Mankind and Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s mental health docuseries The Me You Can’t See.

At Sony Pictures Television, as vice president of scripted programming (drama and comedy), Mendelovitz oversaw all creative and production needs for numerous series for broadcast networks and streaming platforms, including Bloodline for Netflix and the hit series The Good Doctor for ABC. He began his career in comedy development at CBS Television.

Mendelovitz spoke about his appointment and noted that Mattel is a globally revered brand I have always admired for its ability to empower and relate to its audience generation after generation.

“Taking that bold spirit to speak to issues that impact people’s worlds while at the same time, entertaining audiences of all ages is what we are focused on as we grow Mattel Television Studios into an inspiring storytelling home for best-in-class creators. I am thrilled and honored to join the Mattel team as we take our brands and franchises to a new level,” said Mendelovitz.