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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

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 talk Thrones at summer TCA

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Today was HBO’s summer Television Critics Association presentation and during the executive session, HBO co-presidents Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo answered some Game of Thrones-related questions. From HitFix’s liveblog of the session: 3:08 p.m. Are they fonder of “the genre” … 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

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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