HBO Promotes Casey Bloys, Michael Ellenberg to EVPs Programming

Bloys has led HBO comedy since 2006; Ellenberg has overseen the channel’s dramas

HBO has promoted Casey Bloys and Michael Ellenberg to executive vice presidents, programming.

They will both report directly to president, HBO programming Michael Lombardo, who made the announcement.

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Bloys (left), who has led HBO comedy since 2006, has overseen the development and production of series such as “Girls,” “Veep,” “Eastbound and Down” and “Entourage.” He originally came aboard HBO in 2004 as director, development, HBO  Independent Productions.

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Ellenberg, who joined the premium cable channel in 2011, previously served as senior vice president, HBO Entertainment. He has been in charge of the channel’s dramas, including  “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” and “Boardwalk Empire,” as well as the upcoming “True Detective” and “The Leftovers.”

“Both Casey and Michael already have proven track records and have been pivotal in developing one of the strongest series slates in HBO history,” Lombardo said in a statement. “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.”

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Prior to joining HBO, Ellenberg (pictured at top) was senior vice president for Scott Free Productions, where he worked on films such as “Prometheus,” “Robin Hood” and “Cyrus.”