Craig Mazin’s ‘The Last Of Us’ firm Word Games promotes Jacqueline Lesko to president of production

The Last Of Us

Jacqueline Lesko has been promoted to president of production at Word Games, the Craig Mazin-led production company behind HBO hit The Last Of Us.

Lesko co-executive produced the first season of the post-apocalyptic drama and will return to executive produce the second season of the ratings winner, which was co-created by Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and produced by Word Games alongside Playstation Productions, Naughty Dog, The Mighty Mint and Sony Pictures Television.

She also served as co-producer on Mazin’s 2019 limited series Chernobyl for HBO and Sky UK. Before joining Word Games, Lesko produced the award-winning short George Lucas In Love and the feature documentary Spinning Plates.

“Jacqueline has been an integral part of our company’s growth and success for a decade now, and the proof of her value is right there on the screen for everyone to see,” said Mazin. “I couldn’t ask for a better partner as we continue our journey with my own projects as well as shows we’re developing with other artists.”

Word Games has an exclusive multi-year overall deal with HBO and is currently developing further new projects for the cablenet.

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