Root, Ex-Discovery, May be Eyed for HBO Job

Mar 20, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Jane Root, formerly general manager of Discovery Channel, may be considered a replacement for Carolyn Strauss as president of HBO Entertainment, the Hollywood Reporter says. As former controller of BBC 2, Root worked with HBO to produce the series “Rome,” the newspaper reports.


  1. Janet Root at HBO?
    God help us all if that’s true; I’ve never met a more despised TV executive in all my life. The way she treats people, HBO will be lucky to get their calls returned by name producers and talent by the time she’s through….

  2. Ms Lawrence may have a point
    HBO would do well to seek out producers and staffers who interacted with Root at Discovery

  3. I don’t know her, but i heard the guy who runs Ovation TV and created National Treasure is being considered. Apparently he ran Dreamworks TV and worked at CBS. I only heard because it was on a National Treasure 3 blog where fans are hoping for another movie.

  4. This is good info! Where else can if ind out more?? Who runs this joint too? Keep up the good work 🙂

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