HBO has elevated four executives to SVP Programming — two in comedy, Amy Gravitt and Nick Hall, and two in drama, David Levine and Francesca Orsi. Gravitt and Hall, who oversee the development and production of original comedy series, report to EVP of HBO Programming and head of comedy Casey Bloys. Levine and Orsi, who have the same responsibilities on the drama side, report to EVP of HBO Programming and head of drama Michael Ellenberg. All four have been promoted from VP, a position Gravitt had held since 2010 and Hall, Levine and Orsi since 2011.
Gravitt, who joined HBO in 2004 following stints in the Navy and at George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh’s Section 8, oversees Silicon Valley, Veep and the upcoming The Brink, starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, and Vice Principals from Danny McBride. She previously oversaw McBride’s Eastbound And Down.
Hall, who has been at HBO since 2008, oversees Looking and the return of The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow. Past series include Enlightened, Curb Your Enthusiasm and How To Make It In America. He previously served as Manager of Comedy Development at Warner Bros TV.
Levine, who came to HBO as a consultant in 2009, oversees True Detective, Game Of Thrones and the departing True Blood, Cinemax’s The Knick as well as HBO project Westworld. Before HBO, Levine was VP Development and Production at Mandalay Entertainment and served as a producer at Fuse Entertainment.
Orsi, who has been at HBO since 2003, oversees the departing Boardwalk Empire, freshman The Leftovers as well as Getting On and Martin Scorsese’s Untitled Rock N Roll project. She also was involved in Big Love and In Treatment.