Greg Yaitanes is a visionary, Emmy-winning director and producer known for his ability to build new worlds through technical ingenuity while preserving his refined artistic aesthetic on-screen.
Yaitanes served as the Co-Executive producer of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” for which he also directed three episodes including the critically acclaimed season finale. The final episode “The Black Queen” drew in HBO’s largest global audience, surpassing the international viewership of “Game of Thrones.”
Prior to that, Yaitanes Executive Produced and Directed “Castle Rock” for J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, as well as for Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone.” Additionally, Yaitanes served as Showrunner, Executive Producer, and sole Director for Netflix’s “Manhunt: Unabomber”, Cinemax’s revered series “Quarry” as well as the rave-reviewed cult favorite “Banshee.” It was his work on the global phenomenon “House” that earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award in 2008 for ‘Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.’ Between “House” and “Banshee,” Greg has led his team to 29 Emmy nominations and six wins. His 30-year career includes a myriad of acclaimed episodes for “The Old Man”, “Snowfall”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Genius: Picasso” “Lost” and the pilot episode of “Bones” which ran for 13 seasons.
Yaitanes is also known for his technological foresight and is a respected name in Silicon Valley. An early angel investor in Twitter, Square, and Pinterest, Greg continues to advise, invest and give talks around the world on his directorial process, the symbiosis of technology & storytelling and his passion for efficiency. In 2015 Yaitanes co-founded and launched the popular clean cosmetics brand Kosas.
Yaitanes currently resides in Los Angeles with his three kids; Van, Leo, and Electra and his fiancé Eve.