The key creative and business operations and strategy teams responsible for original programming and acquisitions for HBO Max were announced today by Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, and president, TNT, TBS and truTV. Rolling up to Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment & Direct-To-Consumer, the group of veteran executives has been involved in developing and producing popular award-winning film and television content for the past 30 years.
Tasked with building on the HBO core audience by targeting younger adults along with kids and families, the HBO Max original programming group is led by Sarah Aubrey, head of Original Content, who reports into Reilly. Her new team includes Joey Chavez, EVP of Original Drama; Jessie Henderson, EVP of Original Feature Films; Jeniffer Kim, SVP of International Originals; Suzanna Makkos, EVP of Original Comedy and Animation; and Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of Original Non-Fiction and Kids.
The HBO Max business operations and strategy group driving deals and managing the full scope of programming available on the service also reports into Reilly. It includes Eric Besner, SVP of Business Development and Strategy; Sandra Dewey, President of Business Operations and Production; Meredith Gertler, EVP of Program Strategy and Planning (who reports in to Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming, with a dual function on HBO Max); and Michael Quigley, EVP of Content Acquisitions and Strategy. Patrick Kelly, EVP of Business Affairs, will report in to Dewey.
Click here for full details on the executive roster and the HBO Max programming lineup in today’s announcement.