Sue Naegle

Prior to forming Dinner Party Productions and inking her deal with UCP, Sue Naegle was Chief Content Officer at Annapurna Pictures, overseeing TV, Film and Theatre. She was instrumental in launching Annapurna’s Theater and Television departments, fostering a supportive environment for artists and amplifying distinctive voices across both spaces. During her tenure at the company, Naegle executive produced the ten-time Emmy-nominated Hulu series Pam & Tommy, starring Sebastian Stan and Lily James; the two-time, Emmy-nominated HBO Max series The Staircase, starring Colin Firth and Toni Collette; Showtime’s I Love That For You, created by and starring Vanessa Bayer; HBO’s The Plot Against America, Amazon’s Dead Ringers, starring Rachel Weisz; and Apple TV+’s The Changeling, starring LaKeith Stanfield.

After starting Annapurna’s Theater division, she oversaw the production of several Tony Award-winning shows including Network, starring Bryan Cranston; The Lehmann Trilogy; David Byrne’s American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee; and A Strange Loop. She also served as Producer on the Coen brothers’ The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs for Netflix and is producing the upcoming adaptation of Rachel Yoder’s 2021 novel Nightbitch for Searchlight, with Mari Heller directing, and starring Amy Adams.

Naegle started her career at United Talent Agency where she quickly moved up the ranks to partner and co-head of the TV Lit Department. In 2008, she became President of HBO Entertainment, and was instrumental in shepherding such Emmy Award-winning shows as Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Treme, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Veep and Girls. In 2013, Naegle left her post at HBO to start her own television and film production company, Naegle Ink, before joining Annapurna Pictures.