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HBO Execs discuss Game of Thrones at TCA Press Tour: Outpacing the books, finishing the story, and that movie rumor

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Yesterday, the HBO Executive session was held at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler, and President of programming Michael Lombardo took the stage to discuss the future of their programming, and fielded a number … Continue reading

What happens when Game of Thrones catches up to the books?

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There has been much speculation amongst fans on what Game of Thrones might do if (when?) they catch up to George R. R. Martin. But the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, haven’t really addressed the issue. Until last week, … Continue reading

HBO exec calls piracy of Game of Thrones a “compliment”

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Love it or hate it, piracy has become a huge topic of conversation surrounding this series. So much so, that HBO’s President of Programming Michael Lombardo recently addressed the issue in an interview with EW. “I probably shouldn’t be saying … Continue reading

HBO execs on Thrones: "excited by the drama, not by the genre"

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Variety has named HBO their Showman of the Year and as a result have quite a few featured articles highlighting HBO’s success. One of which is a new interview with HBO co-president Richard Plepler and programming president Michael Lombardo. They … Continue reading

Lombardo talks up Thrones in Vanity Fair

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HBO co-president Michael Lombardo was interviewed recently for an article over at Vanity Fair discussing HBO’s ability to garner so many Emmy nominations and wins. While he touches on many aspects of HBO’s formula for success, above all, Lombardo credits … Continue reading

UPDATE: HBO to screen pilot in two weeks, eyeing spring 2011 premiere

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Although there wasn’t any official mention of Game of Thrones at today’s TCA event, we did get an update via Matt Roush of TV Guide Magazine. Here is what he tweeted from tonight’s event: HBO programming chief tells me they’ll … Continue reading

Entertainment Weekly mentions Thrones

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Entertainment Weekly touched briefly on Game of Thrones in an article about HBO sustaining their current momentum. The article first discusses Treme and The Pacific and then moves onto Thrones. Meanwhile, HBO–which, like EW, is owned by Time Warner–is generating … Continue reading

Who is Carolyn Strauss?

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When the press release went out regarding HBO’s decision to order a pilot for Game of Thrones it was revealed that ex-HBO employee Carolyn Strauss (shown at right on the set of Rome) was an executive producer on the project. … Continue reading


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