As expected, HBO has promoted Casey Bloys and Michael Ellenberg in the wake of HBO Entertainment president Sue Naegle’s departure last month. Bloys and Ellenberg have been upped to EVP, HBO Programming, reporting to HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo who is taking sole oversight of the pay cable network’s development. Bloys will continue to oversee the development and production of all comedy series, specials and talk shows, and Ellenberg all drama series. “Both Casey and Michael already have proven track records and have been pivotal in developing one of the strongest series slates in HBO history,” said Lombardo. “They are recognized throughout the industry as two of the most talented entertainment executives and, equally important, valued within the company for their leadership and strategic vision.”
Bloys has led HBO comedy since 2006 and oversaw the development and production of Emmy-nominated series Girls and Veep in addition to Eastbound And Down, Enlightened, Entourage and Flight Of The Conchords. He joined HBO in 2004 as Director, Development, HBO Independent Prods, and was promoted to VP HIP in 2005. In 2006, he was named VP, HBO Entertainment and elevated to SVP in 2009. Prior to HBO, Bloys was Director, Development, for Wass-Stein Prods, from 2000-2004.
Ellenberg joined HBO in 2011 to head up drama series as SVP, HBO Entertainment. In addition to overseeing HBO’s hourlong series such as Game Of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Treme, he oversaw the development of the upcoming True Detective and The Leftovers. Ellenberg comes from a feature background. Prior to joining HBO, he spent four years at Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Prods as SVP, working on the production of the Scott-directed Prometheus as well as films Robin Hood, Cyrus and the upcoming Child 44. Before Scott Free, Ellenberg spent three years at Scott Rudin Prods in Los Angeles as VP.