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Showtime Promotes Gary Levine to Programming President

Executive will add casting and programming operations to his regular duties

Gary Levine has been promoted to president of programming, Showtime Networks. With the new title, he’ll add the oversight of casting and programming operations for the network, in addition to his prior duties.

The executive will continue to be responsible for the development and creative oversight of all original scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and specials across all platforms. Levine joined Showtime in 2001 as executive vice president of Original Programming.

“Gary has been an integral part of building Showtime Networks’ stellar original programming brand,” said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks Inc. “He also happens to be one of the most respected creative executives in the business because he knows how to bring out the best in everyone who works with him. Gary has proven to be an invaluable creative partner to me since the day I arrived at Showtime. I am confident that in his expanded role he will lead our programming team to outstanding new heights.”

Levine will continue reporting directly to Nevins.

In addition to his series work — including “Homeland,” “The Affair,” and “Ray Donovan” — Levine has overseen the network’s original movies and documentaries including this season’s “Listen To Me Marlon,” “Prophet’s Prey,” and “Years of Living Dangerously.”

Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Levine served as president of internet entertainment company Icebox. Previously, Levine headed development at Warner Brothers Television, Witt-Thomas Productions and ABC (drama).

Levine began his professional career in theatre and was a producer with New York’s Roundabout Theatre, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and served for five years as the Managing Director of the acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival.