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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5810001v) Casey Bloys HBO Executive Session Panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour, Day 3, Los Angeles, USA - 30 Jul 2016
Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5810001v)
Casey Bloys
HBO Executive Session Panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour, Day 3, Los Angeles, USA – 30 Jul 2016

“And in terms of plans for drama, in terms of change mandate, the one thing I would like to see, and what I’ve tried to do with the shows that I’ve picked up so far, is have more diversity in the drama slate. And by “diversity,” I don’t mean just ethnic diversity, but diversity in terms of scale, scope, location, tone.” Casey Bloys (President of Programming)

By Valerie Milano

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Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 –

Exec de Jour’ – Quentin Schaffer

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Tagline: “So Original”

Mission: To be the world’s leading premium pay-television and (SVOD) service

Franchise Players: Game of Thrones, Real Time w/Bill Maher, Silicon Valley

Significant new additions: Westworld, Larry Sanders, Divorce

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*THT award for underachievement: Vinyl

Multi-platform profile – HBO Go, HBO NOW, On Demand. HBO Comedy

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Hard Numbers:

98 Emmy nominations

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Game of Thrones viewership hit 25 million

HBO is bringing back all 89 episodes of Larry Sanders

Current subscriber base 28.7 million (Bloomberg est.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.