Katy Rozelle

SVP Development

Katy Rozelle is Senior Vice President, Development, Paramount Television.

In her current position, Rozelle oversees development of a range of Paramount Television scripted series, including two seasons of Jack Ryan for Amazon, three seasons of Shooter for USA, and the upcoming first season of the Jon Chu helmed Untitled Hilde Lysiak series for Apple as well as Tracy Oliver’s First Wives Club for BET.

In 2017, Rozelle was featured on Variety’s annual Hollywood’s New Leaders list. She spearheaded the approach to option series’ rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. A 12-book acquisition, it is currently set up at Hulu. Also on her slate is Heaven of Hell by Rodes Fishburne. Set up at Charter and The Paramount Network, John Lee Hancock is attached to direct, Anonymous Content will produce, and the writers room opens February 2019. In development is A Simple Plan with Sam Raimi at Amazon, Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy with Anonymous Content attached to produce, Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit, based on Rachel Aviv’s New Yorker piece, with Hannah Fidell writing and directing and 2.0 producing, and Standard Loneliness Package, with Charlie Yu adapting his own short story by the same name and Barry Jenkins' Pastel producing.

Rozelle has been on the Paramount Television team since its inception, starting at Paramount as a Creative Executive under the Insurge Pictures banner in 2012 and moving over to television when it launched. Before Paramount, she was an executive at Blacklight (a transmedia startup funded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer), she assisted producer / director Scott Winant during the first seasons of True Blood and Californication, and she began her career at CAA in the Television Department.

Rozelle graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned degrees in Radio-Television-Film and English. She grew up in Dallas and attended The Hockaday School.

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