WarnerMedia is bringing HBO and HBO Max closer together by combining the respective production and business affairs teams under one unit.
As part of the reorganization, Janet Graham Borba’s role has been expanded to executive vice president of production for HBO and HBO Max, while Susanna Felleman will now serve as executive vice president of business affairs for HBO and HBO Max as well as turner networks TBS, TNT and truTV. Borba shares production oversight of TBS, TNT and truTV with Brett Weitz, General Manager TBS, TNT and truTV.
Longtime HBO and Turner executives Sandra Dewey and Pat Kelly will depart.
Both Borba and Felleman will report to Glenn Whitehead, president of business affairs and production for HBO and HBO Max. Casey Bloys leads the entire team as chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max.
“As HBO Max moves toward the same in-house production model that’s been the heart of the HBO programming lineup for the past many years, it’s become clear that we need greater consistency across the business and production practices of HBO and HBO Max. I’ve worked with Janet and Susanna for many years and know that they’ll be brilliant at leading these combined teams as we continue to program HBO and HBO Max with premier original content and harness the combined mastery of these Production and Business Affairs teams to build out the HBO Max streaming service,” Whitehead said.
Dewey and Kelly were multi-decade veterans at WarnerMedia and its predecessor Time Warner.
“Sandra and Pat have both made invaluable contributions to the company throughout their tenures, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. They’re outstanding colleagues, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” Whitehead added.