Head of Development
Tyler Perry Studios
Elon D. Johnson is the Senior Creative Executive, Head of Development at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. As lead of this wing, Elon’s work consists of discovering, fielding, creating, elevating, developing and producing TV series, TV films, feature films, and OTT content.
With more than a decade of experience in television and film, this Emmy Award-nominated producer, NABJ Award and Gracie Award recipient, has facilitated in the creation and execution of various critically acclaimed shows across several networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, MTV, VH1, BET). Her tenure in television began as a writer and producer at MTV, followed by a senior writing position at BET, where she earned a Cable Positive Award. Elon worked as a talk show producer at NBC and as a Senior Producer at SONY Entertainment in the Development division before becoming the Consulting Producer on Harpo Productions’ The Nate Berkus Show. Elon also served as a Show Producer at Anderson, Anderson Cooper’s daily talk show where she received her Emmy nod; and Co-Executive Producer for several of VH1’s reality reunions. She spent four years as an in-house Executive Producer and Creative Executive at BET/Viacom overseeing more than a dozen, multi-genre shows a year before accepting the position at Tyler Perry Studios. Most recently, Elon led the development and production of the BET+ scripted drama All The Queen’s Men as well as the revamped specials of The Tyler Perry Show.
As the grandchild of immigrants, Elon has maintained close ties to her family roots in Barbados, working on a number of international projects.
Elon, a Brooklyn native, is a graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia.