Magazine article Screen International

Kary Antholis to Depart as Head of HBO Miniseries, Cinemax Programming

Magazine article Screen International

Kary Antholis to Depart as Head of HBO Miniseries, Cinemax Programming

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HBO Films president Len Amato’s remit to expand.

In another executive change at the WarnerMedia premium cable network, Kary Antholis is to leave his job as president of HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming.

HBO Films president Len Amato will add HBO miniseries and programming for Cinemax (the premium network’s film-focused sister channel) to his responsibilities when Antholis leaves in June with plans to set up his own crime journalism venture.

A 25-year HBO veteran, Antholis was reportedly offered voluntary early retirement and decided to take the buyout before this week’s shake-up at the network. The shake-up has seen HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announcing his departure and former NBC and Showtime entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt being named chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, with oversight of HBO, cable networks TNT, TBS and truTV and WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service. …

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