Cream Productions Taps Producer John Ealer


Cream Productions has hired veteran producer, showrunner and director John Ealer as senior production executive.

Ealer will oversee Cream’s production slate and supervise showrunners while also executive producing multiple projects for major networks. He has worked with Cream before, having served as showrunner, director and head writer on CNN’s The History of the Sitcom and The Story of Late Night.

Ealer is already working across several titles, including an unannounced ABC series and an unannounced series with Emmy-nominated actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones).

Ealer brings over two decades of experience to the role. His television credits span a wide range of networks and streamers. Previously, he was producer and director across seasons two and three of Netflix’s Roman Empire, where he led a team of 100-plus creatives. He also produced, directed and wrote AMC’s The Making of the Mob and The American West. For HISTORY, he directed and earned an Emmy nomination in writing for The World Wars and directed and produced The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen.

As senior production executive at Cream, Ealer will report directly to David Brady, CEO, and Kate Harrison, president.

“John is among the most diversified, respected and ambitious production executives in the business,” Brady said. “A longtime collaborator with Cream, he already knows our business and brand and identifies with our values and vision for what’s next. I couldn’t be happier to make him a full-time fixture at the company.”