Lillah McCarthy

Lillah McCarthy’s career in the entertainment business is extensive.  As Senior Vice President of Original Programming for TNT and TBS, Senior Vice President of Series Programming for the Fox Network, and Executive Producer for Sony Television, Lillah has developed and produced an extraordinary roster of hit shows from The Simpsons and Married…With Children to Chris Elliott’s cult classic Get A Life to Early Edition starring Kyle Chandler to The Closer, Saving GraceRizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship and Falling Skies, among others. She has worked with such talent as David E. Kelley, Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, the late Stephen Bochco, and Sam Raimi, to name just a few.   

Beginning her career as an actress in New York and regional theatre before joining the television executive ranks, Ms. McCarthy quickly rose from a current programming executive at ABC to senior executive positions at two networks. In between those positions, McCarthy supervised television development for Stephen Cannell Productions and had a producing deal at Sony Television where she also directed half hour comedies. Presently, Lillah runs her own production company as well as a coaching and consulting business. She recently consulted for Imagine Entertainment, helping to create and develop a television series for the Chinese marketplace. She is also an adjunct professor at the AFI.  In her spare time, she runs marathons.