• DAVID NEVINS

    Chairman and CEO, Paramount Premium Group and Chief Creative Officer, Paramount+ Scripted Series

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  • MICHAEL CROTTY

    COO & CFO, Paramount Premium Group, Showtime Networks Inc, BET Networks, Paramount Television Studios, Bellator

    Michael Crotty is COO and CFO, Paramount Premium Group including Showtime Networks, BET Networks, Paramount Television Studios and Bellator. He oversees the growth of several billion dollars in revenue across subscription, advertising and global content licensing from these premium brands. Crotty leads operational and financial strategy including long-range planning. In addition, he oversees Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, network operations, business development, and the SHOWTIME® streaming service product groups. Crotty and his teams currently spend much of their focus growing direct-to-consumer digital subscription services, including SHOWTIME OTT and BET+, and developing worldwide hits from various studios that serve a multitude of global digital and traditional distribution platforms. 

    Prior to joining ViacomCBS, Crotty was the CFO & Head of Operations for The Players’ Tribune, an early addition to the sports media start-up, founded by Hall of Fame baseball player Derek Jeter. Crotty led the growth and scale of the organization across diversified business lines in advertising, licensing, original production, commerce and oversaw brand revenue & marketing, production, operations, athlete procurement, corporate strategy, human resources, legal and finance departments. He grew the company from 27 employees to 120+ across NY, LA, London, Spain and Australia; increased revenue by 300 percent; acquired and integrated a global sports/technology platform called Unscriptd; successfully raised a total of $75M of capital and debt from VC and traditional banks; and ultimately led the sale and successful exit of TPT to Minute Media, a global sports platform with plans to IPO. 

    Crotty was previously SVP, Affiliate Finance & Business Operations at SHOWTIME and was one of the first to build and operate Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world.  Earlier, he held the position of Vice President of Business Development, Operations & Finance for five years, helping to take the company from 3 to 65 employees with offices in NY and DC and several hundred million dollars in valuation.   

    Crotty was a Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP and is a CPA. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BBA from Baruch College, both with highest honors. He has served on the Boards of Creative Alternatives of NY (CANY), which pioneered the use of drama therapy as an effective treatment intervention for trauma-affected populations, along with The High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology (NY).      

    Crotty is a native of Jackson Heights in Queens, NY. He is a proud executive champion of several Latinx initiatives in and outside of his organization, he is an active member of ViacomCBS’s Global Inclusion Advisory Committee and is incredibly proud of his Ecuadorian heritage and family in Guayaquil.  

     

    Michael Crotty is COO and CFO, Paramount Premium Group including Showtime Networks, BET Networks, Paramount Television Studios and Bellator. He oversees the growth of several billion dollars in revenue across subscription, advertising and global content licensing from these premium brands. Crotty leads operational and financial strategy including long-range planning. In addition, he oversees Showtime Networks’ distribution, sales, network operations, business development, and the SHOWTIME® streaming service product groups. Crotty and his teams currently spend much of their focus growing direct-to-consumer digital subscription services, including SHOWTIME OTT and BET+, and developing worldwide hits from various studios that serve a multitude of global digital and traditional distribution platforms. 

    Prior to joining ViacomCBS, Crotty was the CFO & Head of Operations for The Players’ Tribune, an early addition to the sports media start-up, founded by Hall of Fame baseball player Derek Jeter. Crotty led the growth and scale of the organization across diversified business lines in advertising, licensing, original production, commerce and oversaw brand revenue & marketing, production, operations, athlete procurement, corporate strategy, human resources, legal and finance departments. He grew the company from 27 employees to 120+ across NY, LA, London, Spain and Australia; increased revenue by 300 percent; acquired and integrated a global sports/technology platform called Unscriptd; successfully raised a total of $75M of capital and debt from VC and traditional banks; and ultimately led the sale and successful exit of TPT to Minute Media, a global sports platform with plans to IPO. 

    Crotty was previously SVP, Affiliate Finance & Business Operations at SHOWTIME and was one of the first to build and operate Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum complex in the world.  Earlier, he held the position of Vice President of Business Development, Operations & Finance for five years, helping to take the company from 3 to 65 employees with offices in NY and DC and several hundred million dollars in valuation.   

    Crotty was a Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP and is a CPA. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BBA from Baruch College, both with highest honors. He has served on the Boards of Creative Alternatives of NY (CANY), which pioneered the use of drama therapy as an effective treatment intervention for trauma-affected populations, along with The High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology (NY).      

    Crotty is a native of Jackson Heights in Queens, NY. He is a proud executive champion of several Latinx initiatives in and outside of his organization, he is an active member of ViacomCBS’s Global Inclusion Advisory Committee and is incredibly proud of his Ecuadorian heritage and family in Guayaquil.  

     

  • GARY S. LEVINE

    President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

    Gary Levine serves as President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc.  He is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks original programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films.   

    Under his creative leadership, SHOWTIME has become an acclaimed source of distinctive and provocative series including: SHAMELESS, HOMELAND, DEXTER, Sacha Baron Cohen’s WHO IS AMERICA, BILLIONS, PATRICK MELROSE, THE CHI, SMILF, THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, NURSE JACKIE, WEEDS, EPISODES, THE L WORD, BLACK MONDAY, THE TUDORS, HOUSE OF LIES, PENNY DREADFUL, CALIFORNICATION, KIDDING, CITY ON A HILL, THE LOUDEST VOICE, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, THE CIRCUS, DESUS AND MERO, the return of TWIN PEAKS, and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA.  

    Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Levine served as President of Icebox, a pioneering Internet entertainment  programming company. Previously, Levine headed development at Warner Brothers Television, Witt-Thomas Productions and ABC (drama), resulting in several memorable primetime series including The West WingBlossom, and the inimitable Twin Peaks.  

    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. 

    Gary Levine serves as President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc.  He is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks original programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films.   

    Under his creative leadership, SHOWTIME has become an acclaimed source of distinctive and provocative series including: SHAMELESS, HOMELAND, DEXTER, Sacha Baron Cohen’s WHO IS AMERICA, BILLIONS, PATRICK MELROSE, THE CHI, SMILF, THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, NURSE JACKIE, WEEDS, EPISODES, THE L WORD, BLACK MONDAY, THE TUDORS, HOUSE OF LIES, PENNY DREADFUL, CALIFORNICATION, KIDDING, CITY ON A HILL, THE LOUDEST VOICE, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, THE CIRCUS, DESUS AND MERO, the return of TWIN PEAKS, and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA.  

    Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Levine served as President of Icebox, a pioneering Internet entertainment  programming company. Previously, Levine headed development at Warner Brothers Television, Witt-Thomas Productions and ABC (drama), resulting in several memorable primetime series including The West WingBlossom, and the inimitable Twin Peaks.  

    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. 

  • JANA WINOGRADE

    President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

    Jana Winograde serves as President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.  She is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films. In addition, Winograde oversees the company’s production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment, and serves as liaison to ViacomCBS Global Distribution. She works closely on all programming related matters with the network’s marketing, creative, digital media, acquisitions and entertainment communications departments.

    Winograde joined Showtime in 2017 as President, Business Operations, West Coast, and had oversight of business affairs, production, distribution operations and the financial and business strategy relating to the acquisition, development and distribution of Showtime content. She also held key responsibilities with respect to the development of new business models and content monetization domestically and internationally.

    Winograde previously spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Operations. There, she oversaw the network’s business endeavors, including managing the network’s operating, development and programming budgets and playing a key role in strategic planning. She also oversaw business related to the development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime and late-night programming for the ABC Television Network and first-run syndication, as well as all related deals and agreements, including marketing, digital and music. Prior to joining ABC, Winograde was an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Born and raised in California, Winograde graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

    Jana serves on the Marlborough School Board of Trustees, the University of Chicago’s Parents & Dean Council and Los Angeles Regional Council, and the Common Sense Media Los Angeles Advisory Council. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

     

    Jana Winograde serves as President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.  She is responsible for developing and supervising all aspects of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and films. In addition, Winograde oversees the company’s production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment, and serves as liaison to ViacomCBS Global Distribution. She works closely on all programming related matters with the network’s marketing, creative, digital media, acquisitions and entertainment communications departments.

    Winograde joined Showtime in 2017 as President, Business Operations, West Coast, and had oversight of business affairs, production, distribution operations and the financial and business strategy relating to the acquisition, development and distribution of Showtime content. She also held key responsibilities with respect to the development of new business models and content monetization domestically and internationally.

    Winograde previously spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Head of Business Operations. There, she oversaw the network’s business endeavors, including managing the network’s operating, development and programming budgets and playing a key role in strategic planning. She also oversaw business related to the development and acquisition of all primetime, daytime and late-night programming for the ABC Television Network and first-run syndication, as well as all related deals and agreements, including marketing, digital and music. Prior to joining ABC, Winograde was an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson. Born and raised in California, Winograde graduated Order of the Coif from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

    Jana serves on the Marlborough School Board of Trustees, the University of Chicago’s Parents & Dean Council and Los Angeles Regional Council, and the Common Sense Media Los Angeles Advisory Council. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

     

  • STEPHEN ESPINOZA

    President, Sports and Event Programming

    Stephen Espinoza serves asPresident, Sports and Event Programming, reporting directly to President And Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks Inc., David Nevins.

    As head of SHOWTIME Sports, Espinoza is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the sports and event group, including developing and executing the overall strategy of the group and its pay-per-view unit, managing the network's relationships with distributors, talent and suppliers, and the acquisition and licensing of SHOWTIME and pay-per-view sports and event programming. The network's current hard-hitting sports programming includes SHOWTIME Championship Boxing®, ShoBox: The New Generation, Jim Rome on SHOWTIME, 60 Minutes Sports, and the Emmy® Award-winning INSIDE THE NFL. 

    Prior to joining SHOWTIME, Espinoza was a partner in the firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP. At the firm, he specialized in representing athletes and sports personalities, including professional boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson, who generated a total of over $500 million in pay-per-view revenues under his representation. Espinoza has served as lead counsel for De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions since the formation of the company. Through his representation of Tyson, De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, Espinoza has been directly involved in several of the highest-grossing pay-per-view boxing events in the history of the sport. Other notable former sports clients include former NFL star and current broadcaster Michael Strahan and mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano.

    During his tenure at Ziffren Brittenham, Espinoza also represented a variety of established and emerging performers and filmmakers, including actors Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Vanessa Hudgens and Kevin McHale, musical artists Alicia Keys, Eminem, Shakira and Snoop Dogg, writer/directors Tyler Perry and Matthew Vaughn, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and producers Scott Rudin and Gavin Polone, among many others. 

    Espinoza has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating distribution, financing, debt and equity arrangements for independent television and motion picture companies. He was personally responsible for closing over $100 million in debt and equity deals from 2009 to 2010. Some of his deals included Tyler Perry Studios in connection with the television series "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns," Revolution and Cubevision in connection with the television series "Are We There Yet," and Everest Entertainment in connection with the motion pictures "127 Hours" and "Win-Win."

    He began his legal career in the entertainment department of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, where he was directly responsible for many of the firm's highest-profile accounts, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Joel Silver and Playboy TV International. Espinoza previously worked at the Law Offices of Steinberg & Moorad, one of the nation's preeminent sports law firms.

    Espinoza earned a B.A. in Communication from Stanford University and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. An active community volunteer, he previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Echo Park Boys and Girls Club, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).

    He is based in Showtime Networks' New York offices.

     

     

    Stephen Espinoza serves asPresident, Sports and Event Programming, reporting directly to President And Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks Inc., David Nevins.

    As head of SHOWTIME Sports, Espinoza is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the sports and event group, including developing and executing the overall strategy of the group and its pay-per-view unit, managing the network's relationships with distributors, talent and suppliers, and the acquisition and licensing of SHOWTIME and pay-per-view sports and event programming. The network's current hard-hitting sports programming includes SHOWTIME Championship Boxing®, ShoBox: The New Generation, Jim Rome on SHOWTIME, 60 Minutes Sports, and the Emmy® Award-winning INSIDE THE NFL. 

    Prior to joining SHOWTIME, Espinoza was a partner in the firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP. At the firm, he specialized in representing athletes and sports personalities, including professional boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson, who generated a total of over $500 million in pay-per-view revenues under his representation. Espinoza has served as lead counsel for De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions since the formation of the company. Through his representation of Tyson, De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, Espinoza has been directly involved in several of the highest-grossing pay-per-view boxing events in the history of the sport. Other notable former sports clients include former NFL star and current broadcaster Michael Strahan and mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano.

    During his tenure at Ziffren Brittenham, Espinoza also represented a variety of established and emerging performers and filmmakers, including actors Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Vanessa Hudgens and Kevin McHale, musical artists Alicia Keys, Eminem, Shakira and Snoop Dogg, writer/directors Tyler Perry and Matthew Vaughn, director Barry Sonnenfeld, and producers Scott Rudin and Gavin Polone, among many others. 

    Espinoza has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating distribution, financing, debt and equity arrangements for independent television and motion picture companies. He was personally responsible for closing over $100 million in debt and equity deals from 2009 to 2010. Some of his deals included Tyler Perry Studios in connection with the television series "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns," Revolution and Cubevision in connection with the television series "Are We There Yet," and Everest Entertainment in connection with the motion pictures "127 Hours" and "Win-Win."

    He began his legal career in the entertainment department of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, where he was directly responsible for many of the firm's highest-profile accounts, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Joel Silver and Playboy TV International. Espinoza previously worked at the Law Offices of Steinberg & Moorad, one of the nation's preeminent sports law firms.

    Espinoza earned a B.A. in Communication from Stanford University and received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. An active community volunteer, he previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Echo Park Boys and Girls Club, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).

    He is based in Showtime Networks' New York offices.

     

     

  • ERIN CALHOUN

    EVP, Communications, Showtime Networks Inc. & Paramount Television Studios

    Erin Calhoun serves as EVP, Communications, Showtime Networks Inc. & Paramount Television Studios. She is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all global public and media relations initiatives enhancing the corporate and programming interests for Showtime Networks. She oversees programming publicity, media and talent relations, events, photography, awards, film festivals, philanthropy, sports and corporate branding. As the chief press officer for SHOWTIME, Calhoun supervises all corporate and business press outreach, as well as serving as the company’s communications liaison with parent company ViacomCBS Inc.

    Calhoun joined SHOWTIME in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In that role, she was responsible for corporate communications initiatives on behalf of the company in areas including marketing, digital media, research, consumer products, distributor relations and new business development, as well as the network’s stand-alone streaming service. She also managed long-range communications strategies to raise the profile of the network and its executives.

    Calhoun previously served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where she managed trade and business strategies and internal communications for USA Network, SYFY and Chiller. In her role, she oversaw communications for the networks’ marketing and digital initiatives, ad sales, corporate social responsibility and business development. She also provided executive support for speaking engagements and industry events for their executives.

    Prior to joining NBC, Calhoun worked for six years at Discovery Communications, where as Vice President of Communications she performed similar corporate PR functions while managing communications teams in both New York and Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, she spent 10 years as an independent consultant for various clients including TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, Discovery and GSN (Game Show Network) supporting their original films and programs. Before that, Calhoun worked at TNT for three years as a Unit Publicist and Press Project Manager, overseeing unit publicity for TNT original films. Calhoun began her career at The Today Show as an Executive Assistant and Talent Coordinator.

    Calhoun is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

     

    Erin Calhoun serves as EVP, Communications, Showtime Networks Inc. & Paramount Television Studios. She is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all global public and media relations initiatives enhancing the corporate and programming interests for Showtime Networks. She oversees programming publicity, media and talent relations, events, photography, awards, film festivals, philanthropy, sports and corporate branding. As the chief press officer for SHOWTIME, Calhoun supervises all corporate and business press outreach, as well as serving as the company’s communications liaison with parent company ViacomCBS Inc.

    Calhoun joined SHOWTIME in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In that role, she was responsible for corporate communications initiatives on behalf of the company in areas including marketing, digital media, research, consumer products, distributor relations and new business development, as well as the network’s stand-alone streaming service. She also managed long-range communications strategies to raise the profile of the network and its executives.

    Calhoun previously served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, where she managed trade and business strategies and internal communications for USA Network, SYFY and Chiller. In her role, she oversaw communications for the networks’ marketing and digital initiatives, ad sales, corporate social responsibility and business development. She also provided executive support for speaking engagements and industry events for their executives.

    Prior to joining NBC, Calhoun worked for six years at Discovery Communications, where as Vice President of Communications she performed similar corporate PR functions while managing communications teams in both New York and Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, she spent 10 years as an independent consultant for various clients including TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, Discovery and GSN (Game Show Network) supporting their original films and programs. Before that, Calhoun worked at TNT for three years as a Unit Publicist and Press Project Manager, overseeing unit publicity for TNT original films. Calhoun began her career at The Today Show as an Executive Assistant and Talent Coordinator.

    Calhoun is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

     

  • MICHAEL ENGLEMAN

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Michael Engleman joined Showtime Networks Inc as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019. Engleman oversees the network’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, including consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He also manages day-to-day operations of digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content for Showtime Networks. He is based in Los Angeles but works bi-coastally.

    Prior to joining Showtime, Engleman served as Chief Marketing Officer for TBS and TNT, where he was responsible for overseeing all branding and marketing initiatives – including social and digital content – in support of those networks, as well as the creation of a new content marketing group designed to maximize opportunities presented by a fast-changing media landscape. He also worked hand in hand with the networks' development, programming, ad sales, research and publicity teams to define and execute key entertainment business strategies and initiatives.

    Over the past three years, Engleman helped launch several prominent series, including The Alienist, The Last O.G., Claws, Drop the Mic, Animal Kingdom and Full Frontal. In the digital space, he supervised product development and platform management of a suite of more than 20 streaming products for TBS/TNT. He joined Turner in 2016 as Executive Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Brand Innovation, after having served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy for Syfy and Chiller, where he oversaw U.S. branding and marketing activities as well as Syfy’s expansion in 87 countries. 

    Michael Engleman joined Showtime Networks Inc as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019. Engleman oversees the network’s marketing, creative advertising and digital media divisions, including consumer and distribution marketing, promotions and media. He also manages day-to-day operations of digital platform marketing, broadband, mobile, emerging platform initiatives and multiplatform content for Showtime Networks. He is based in Los Angeles but works bi-coastally.

    Prior to joining Showtime, Engleman served as Chief Marketing Officer for TBS and TNT, where he was responsible for overseeing all branding and marketing initiatives – including social and digital content – in support of those networks, as well as the creation of a new content marketing group designed to maximize opportunities presented by a fast-changing media landscape. He also worked hand in hand with the networks' development, programming, ad sales, research and publicity teams to define and execute key entertainment business strategies and initiatives.

    Over the past three years, Engleman helped launch several prominent series, including The Alienist, The Last O.G., Claws, Drop the Mic, Animal Kingdom and Full Frontal. In the digital space, he supervised product development and platform management of a suite of more than 20 streaming products for TBS/TNT. He joined Turner in 2016 as Executive Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Brand Innovation, after having served as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Digital and Global Brand Strategy for Syfy and Chiller, where he oversaw U.S. branding and marketing activities as well as Syfy’s expansion in 87 countries. 

  • PUJA VOHRA

    Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy

    Puja Vohra is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, for Showtime Networks, Inc. In her role, Vohra oversees the marketing of all SHOWTIME original programming, including award-winning series such as BILLIONS, THE CHI, BLACK MONDAY, YOUR HONOR, THE GOOD LORD BIRD and THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. She also oversees its full-funnel media efforts, promotions, digital strategy and social media, as well as the marketing strategy and analytics. 

    Vohra is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience working with leading brands around the world. Prior to SHOWTIME she was most recently CMO for BSE Global, where she directed marketing, creative and digital efforts for BSE Global properties, including the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. 

    Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital for truTV, a division of Warner Media. In this role, she was responsible for all on- and off-air marketing campaigns for the network’s slate of programming, including the Emmy® Award-nominated At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Adam Ruins Everything and Tacoma FD. 

    Vohra joined truTV in March 2014 after serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Oxygen Media, where she managed the network’s consumer and ad sales marketing teams. She also previously had senior consumer and sales marketing roles at Bravo Media, making a splash with several successful launches including early seasons of Project Runway, Top Chef and The Real Housewives franchise, as well as the network’s first “Affluencers” trade campaign.

    Prior to her time in the US, Vohra held marketing roles at Seagram India and MTV India. 

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She’s been a speaker on several high-profile industry panels including Advertising Week, Variety Massive, NAB, TVOT and Promax. Under her direction, her teams have been the recipients of several awards, including a CLIO Grand, a Shorty, several CLIOs and Promax Awards for breakthrough social response and marketing campaigns. Vohra lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Laxman, their 12 year-old daughter, Mira, and their mutt, Bailey. If she could, she would eat PB&J’s from Sarabeth’s every day. 

     

     

    Puja Vohra is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, for Showtime Networks, Inc. In her role, Vohra oversees the marketing of all SHOWTIME original programming, including award-winning series such as BILLIONS, THE CHI, BLACK MONDAY, YOUR HONOR, THE GOOD LORD BIRD and THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. She also oversees its full-funnel media efforts, promotions, digital strategy and social media, as well as the marketing strategy and analytics. 

    Vohra is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience working with leading brands around the world. Prior to SHOWTIME she was most recently CMO for BSE Global, where she directed marketing, creative and digital efforts for BSE Global properties, including the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. 

    Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital for truTV, a division of Warner Media. In this role, she was responsible for all on- and off-air marketing campaigns for the network’s slate of programming, including the Emmy® Award-nominated At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Impractical Jokers, Adam Ruins Everything and Tacoma FD. 

    Vohra joined truTV in March 2014 after serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Oxygen Media, where she managed the network’s consumer and ad sales marketing teams. She also previously had senior consumer and sales marketing roles at Bravo Media, making a splash with several successful launches including early seasons of Project Runway, Top Chef and The Real Housewives franchise, as well as the network’s first “Affluencers” trade campaign.

    Prior to her time in the US, Vohra held marketing roles at Seagram India and MTV India. 

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She’s been a speaker on several high-profile industry panels including Advertising Week, Variety Massive, NAB, TVOT and Promax. Under her direction, her teams have been the recipients of several awards, including a CLIO Grand, a Shorty, several CLIOs and Promax Awards for breakthrough social response and marketing campaigns. Vohra lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Laxman, their 12 year-old daughter, Mira, and their mutt, Bailey. If she could, she would eat PB&J’s from Sarabeth’s every day. 

     

     

  • ROBERT A. ROSENBERG

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel

    As Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Robert A. Rosenberg is responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs, including its programming and distribution transactions, intellectual property, compliance, litigation and regulatory issues, and other legal policy matters. He also oversees legal aspects of all technology-related transactions for Showtime Networks.

    Prior to joining Showtime, Rosenberg specialized in intellectual property and corporate law, with an emphasis on internet and technology matters for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.  Before beginning his law career, Rosenberg spent seven years in the advertising industry, most recently serving as Account Supervisor for Ogilvy & Mather while attending Brooklyn Law School at night.

    Rosenberg received his B.A. from Cornell University.  He works out of Showtime Networks’ Manhattan headquarters.

    As Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Robert A. Rosenberg is responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs, including its programming and distribution transactions, intellectual property, compliance, litigation and regulatory issues, and other legal policy matters. He also oversees legal aspects of all technology-related transactions for Showtime Networks.

    Prior to joining Showtime, Rosenberg specialized in intellectual property and corporate law, with an emphasis on internet and technology matters for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.  Before beginning his law career, Rosenberg spent seven years in the advertising industry, most recently serving as Account Supervisor for Ogilvy & Mather while attending Brooklyn Law School at night.

    Rosenberg received his B.A. from Cornell University.  He works out of Showtime Networks’ Manhattan headquarters.

  • AMY ISRAEL

    Executive Vice President, Global Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

    Amy Israel serves as Executive Vice President, Global Programming, Showtime Networks Inc., where she oversees the Original Programming Department and the development and production of all scripted series. She is responsible for the creative oversight of high-profile SHOWTIME original series, including THE GOOD LORD BIRD, BILLIONS, BLACK MONDAY, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, SMILF, MASTERS OF SEX, and the Golden Globe® winning series THE AFFAIR.  In addition, Israel spearheads the network’s upcoming programming slate, which includes RIPLEY (written and directed by Steve Zaillian and starring Andrew Scott), FIRST LADIES (starring Viola Davis), AMERICAN RUST (created by Dan Futterman and starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney), THE AUTEUR ( directed by Taika Waititi and staring Jude Law) and THE CURSE (created by and starring Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie).

    Prior to joining Showtime in 2011, Israel served as New Regency’s Executive Vice President of Production. Previously, she was Head of Production and Acquisitions at Paramount Vantage, where she oversaw the development and production of a number of award-winning films including The Coen Brother’s No Country For Old Men (winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture), Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actor), Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding, Mike White’s Year of the Dog, Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart and Ed Zwick’s Defiance. She was also instrumental in the acquisition of Nannette Burstein’s American Teen and the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

    Previous to Paramount Vantage, Israel was co-head of Acquisitions and Co-Production at Miramax Films, where she was responsible for the acquisition and co-production of over 60 movies, including the seminal films Life Is Beautiful (winner of three Academy Awards), The Others, Academy Award winner Il Postino, Kids, Swingers, Flirting with Disaster, Academy Award winner Sling Blade, Smoke Signals, Chunking Express, Clerks and Trainspotting, among others. 

    As a producer, Israel executive produced Andrew Niccol’s In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, and Peter Chelsom’s Shall We Dance with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. She also produced Hysterical Blindness for HBO, for which Uma Thurman won a Golden Globe, and Griffin and Phoenix. Israel is a member of the Producer’s Guild.

    Israel is a graduate of Oberlin College, with a B.A. in Art History. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, RD Robb, and her two children.

     

     

    Amy Israel serves as Executive Vice President, Global Programming, Showtime Networks Inc., where she oversees the Original Programming Department and the development and production of all scripted series. She is responsible for the creative oversight of high-profile SHOWTIME original series, including THE GOOD LORD BIRD, BILLIONS, BLACK MONDAY, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, SMILF, MASTERS OF SEX, and the Golden Globe® winning series THE AFFAIR.  In addition, Israel spearheads the network’s upcoming programming slate, which includes RIPLEY (written and directed by Steve Zaillian and starring Andrew Scott), FIRST LADIES (starring Viola Davis), AMERICAN RUST (created by Dan Futterman and starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney), THE AUTEUR ( directed by Taika Waititi and staring Jude Law) and THE CURSE (created by and starring Nathan Fielder and Benny Safdie).

    Prior to joining Showtime in 2011, Israel served as New Regency’s Executive Vice President of Production. Previously, she was Head of Production and Acquisitions at Paramount Vantage, where she oversaw the development and production of a number of award-winning films including The Coen Brother’s No Country For Old Men (winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture), Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Actor), Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding, Mike White’s Year of the Dog, Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart and Ed Zwick’s Defiance. She was also instrumental in the acquisition of Nannette Burstein’s American Teen and the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

    Previous to Paramount Vantage, Israel was co-head of Acquisitions and Co-Production at Miramax Films, where she was responsible for the acquisition and co-production of over 60 movies, including the seminal films Life Is Beautiful (winner of three Academy Awards), The Others, Academy Award winner Il Postino, Kids, Swingers, Flirting with Disaster, Academy Award winner Sling Blade, Smoke Signals, Chunking Express, Clerks and Trainspotting, among others. 

    As a producer, Israel executive produced Andrew Niccol’s In Time, which starred Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, and Peter Chelsom’s Shall We Dance with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. She also produced Hysterical Blindness for HBO, for which Uma Thurman won a Golden Globe, and Griffin and Phoenix. Israel is a member of the Producer’s Guild.

    Israel is a graduate of Oberlin College, with a B.A. in Art History. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, RD Robb, and her two children.

     

     

  • VINNIE MALHOTRA

    Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming

    Vinnie Malhotra serves as Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. An Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning executive, he oversees the development and production of the network’s growing slate of original unscripted and documentary programming, as well as all documentary theatrical releases at SHOWTIME. Malhotra is in charge of developing and producing scripted programming about real events and real-life newsmakers, such as the Golden Globe®-winning limited-series THE LOUDEST VOICE, based on Roger Ailes, as well as THE GOOD LORD BIRD, starring Ethan Hawke. He also develops and produces sports documentaries including the Emmy Award winning film DISGRACED and the recent docu-series OUTCRY, in partnership with Stephen Espinoza, President, Showtime Sports and Event Programming. 

    Malhotra arrived at SHOWTIME in 2015 in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming, where he spearheaded the development of the Showtime Documentary Films portfolio including multi-part docuseries THE FOURTH ESTATE, SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE, THE TRADE, THE CIRCUS, the Peabody Award-nominated and Television Academy Honors recipient 16 SHOTS, the Emmy-nominated WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the Grammy®-nominated SHANGRI-LA, COUPLES THERAPY and MURDER IN THE BAYOU. Malhotra’s oversight led to the celebrated news series VICE coming to SHOWTIME for new stories in 2020. He has also steered critically acclaimed documentaries that focused on the lives and legacies of culture-defining and at times controversial figures, including ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS, WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME,” THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner WEINER, RISK and XY CHELSEA

    Previously, Malhotra served as Senior Vice President for Development and Acquisitions at CNN Worldwide. He joined CNN in March 2012, where he was responsible for leading development and co-production opportunities for CNN’s platforms. In this role, he launched CNN Films, a production unit created to produce and acquire documentary films, and to leverage distribution opportunities for those films at film festivals and in theaters. Malhotra managed the day-to-day operation of CNN Films, and worked directly with filmmakers to develop original projects. His efforts have led to successful partnerships with multiple award-winning filmmakers including Steve James and Alex Gibney, as well as the acquisition, co-production, or commission of more than two dozen films for broadcast on CNN and distribution via its digital platforms. Those films included Blackfish, Our Nixon, Life Itself, Ivory Tower, Dinosaur 13, WhiteyThe United States v. James J. BulgerThe Hunting Ground, Fresh Dressed, and STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine, among others.   

    Malhotra also handled the development and production of CNN original series, including the three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownMorgan Spurlock: Inside Man, This is Life with Lisa Ling, High Profits, Finding Jesus, Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe, Chicagoland and Death Row Stories from Sundance Productions and Robert Redford, The Sixties and The Seventies, from Playtone and Tom Hanks. In 2015, Malhotra launched a partnership with CNN Digital Studios to acquire and stream documentary shorts. The premium short-form films were created by new and emerging filmmakers and acquired at prominent film festivals prior to streaming via the network’s digital platforms, including CNN.com and CNNgo.  

    A former program development executive at ESPN and ABC News producer, Malhotra began his career with ABC News in 1997. There, he worked on several of the news organization’s signature programs including Nightline and World News Tonight, and served as a producer for Peter Jennings for three years. Malhotra later worked with co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff and was part of the convoy in Iraq when Woodruff and a cameraman were hit by an IED in January 2006. He was uninjured. During his 13 years at ABC News, he covered major global events including the Iraq War and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. From 2007 to 2010, Malhotra was Executive Producer of ABC News’ weekend news content, including World News Saturday and World News Sunday, and oversaw the weekend editorial content and production for ABCNEWS.com and ABC News Now, among other ABC News digital platforms. 

    In 2010, Malhotra joined ESPN as Vice President and Executive Producer for Content Development.  In this position, he was responsible for the development of films that include Everything in Between: The Tim Tebow StoryThe Color OrangeThe Brady 6, and The Marinovich Project. He also developed scripted and non-scripted series for the network, and was part of the development team that created the new ESPN Quarterback rating “Total QBR” that is now being used in association with all NFL coverage on ESPN. 

    Malhotra has received numerous industry honors for excellence in journalism including three Primetime Emmy Awards, six News and Documentary Emmy Awards, a Peabody and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. 

    Malhotra is based in the SHOWTIME offices in Los Angeles.  

     

    Vinnie Malhotra serves as Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. An Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning executive, he oversees the development and production of the network’s growing slate of original unscripted and documentary programming, as well as all documentary theatrical releases at SHOWTIME. Malhotra is in charge of developing and producing scripted programming about real events and real-life newsmakers, such as the Golden Globe®-winning limited-series THE LOUDEST VOICE, based on Roger Ailes, as well as THE GOOD LORD BIRD, starring Ethan Hawke. He also develops and produces sports documentaries including the Emmy Award winning film DISGRACED and the recent docu-series OUTCRY, in partnership with Stephen Espinoza, President, Showtime Sports and Event Programming. 

    Malhotra arrived at SHOWTIME in 2015 in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Documentaries, Unscripted and Sports Programming, where he spearheaded the development of the Showtime Documentary Films portfolio including multi-part docuseries THE FOURTH ESTATE, SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE, THE TRADE, THE CIRCUS, the Peabody Award-nominated and Television Academy Honors recipient 16 SHOTS, the Emmy-nominated WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the Grammy®-nominated SHANGRI-LA, COUPLES THERAPY and MURDER IN THE BAYOU. Malhotra’s oversight led to the celebrated news series VICE coming to SHOWTIME for new stories in 2020. He has also steered critically acclaimed documentaries that focused on the lives and legacies of culture-defining and at times controversial figures, including ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS, WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME,” THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner WEINER, RISK and XY CHELSEA

    Previously, Malhotra served as Senior Vice President for Development and Acquisitions at CNN Worldwide. He joined CNN in March 2012, where he was responsible for leading development and co-production opportunities for CNN’s platforms. In this role, he launched CNN Films, a production unit created to produce and acquire documentary films, and to leverage distribution opportunities for those films at film festivals and in theaters. Malhotra managed the day-to-day operation of CNN Films, and worked directly with filmmakers to develop original projects. His efforts have led to successful partnerships with multiple award-winning filmmakers including Steve James and Alex Gibney, as well as the acquisition, co-production, or commission of more than two dozen films for broadcast on CNN and distribution via its digital platforms. Those films included Blackfish, Our Nixon, Life Itself, Ivory Tower, Dinosaur 13, WhiteyThe United States v. James J. BulgerThe Hunting Ground, Fresh Dressed, and STEVE JOBS: The Man in the Machine, among others.   

    Malhotra also handled the development and production of CNN original series, including the three-time Primetime Emmy award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownMorgan Spurlock: Inside Man, This is Life with Lisa Ling, High Profits, Finding Jesus, Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe, Chicagoland and Death Row Stories from Sundance Productions and Robert Redford, The Sixties and The Seventies, from Playtone and Tom Hanks. In 2015, Malhotra launched a partnership with CNN Digital Studios to acquire and stream documentary shorts. The premium short-form films were created by new and emerging filmmakers and acquired at prominent film festivals prior to streaming via the network’s digital platforms, including CNN.com and CNNgo.  

    A former program development executive at ESPN and ABC News producer, Malhotra began his career with ABC News in 1997. There, he worked on several of the news organization’s signature programs including Nightline and World News Tonight, and served as a producer for Peter Jennings for three years. Malhotra later worked with co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff and was part of the convoy in Iraq when Woodruff and a cameraman were hit by an IED in January 2006. He was uninjured. During his 13 years at ABC News, he covered major global events including the Iraq War and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. From 2007 to 2010, Malhotra was Executive Producer of ABC News’ weekend news content, including World News Saturday and World News Sunday, and oversaw the weekend editorial content and production for ABCNEWS.com and ABC News Now, among other ABC News digital platforms. 

    In 2010, Malhotra joined ESPN as Vice President and Executive Producer for Content Development.  In this position, he was responsible for the development of films that include Everything in Between: The Tim Tebow StoryThe Color OrangeThe Brady 6, and The Marinovich Project. He also developed scripted and non-scripted series for the network, and was part of the development team that created the new ESPN Quarterback rating “Total QBR” that is now being used in association with all NFL coverage on ESPN. 

    Malhotra has received numerous industry honors for excellence in journalism including three Primetime Emmy Awards, six News and Documentary Emmy Awards, a Peabody and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. 

    Malhotra is based in the SHOWTIME offices in Los Angeles.  

     

  • KIM LEMON

    Executive Vice President, Research, Program Planning And Scheduling, Showtime Networks Inc.

    Kim Lemon is Executive Vice President, Research, Program Planning and Scheduling for Showtime Networks Inc. He is responsible for overseeing all research on behalf of the company including Programming, Marketing, Product Development and SHOWTIME Sports®.  Lemon also manages all program planning and scheduling for the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, the network’s multiplex channels, as well as SNI’s stand-alone streaming service, and On Demand and authenticated services, including SHOWTIME ANYTIME®, SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL® and Smithsonian Earth™. 

     A SHOWTIME veteran, Lemon has held leadership positions at the network in research and programming for over 25 years including most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Research, Program Planning and Scheduling. During his tenure, Lemon was an integral part of the launch and development of SUNDANCE CHANNEL® and SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL. Previously, he worked as Vice President, Research for Showtime Networks Inc., a position he held since September 1994. In these roles, Lemon implemented innovative studies which monitor programming performance and the communication of this information. He steadily rose through the ranks at the network since he joined the company in 1988.  

    Prior to SHOWTIME, Lemon served as a Market Research Analyst at Malarkey-Taylor Associates, an industry consulting and research group based in Washington, D.C.

    Lemon earned his bachelors degree in Advertising/Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Public Affairs from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He works out of the company’s corporate headquarters in New York City.

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    Kim Lemon is Executive Vice President, Research, Program Planning and Scheduling for Showtime Networks Inc. He is responsible for overseeing all research on behalf of the company including Programming, Marketing, Product Development and SHOWTIME Sports®.  Lemon also manages all program planning and scheduling for the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, the network’s multiplex channels, as well as SNI’s stand-alone streaming service, and On Demand and authenticated services, including SHOWTIME ANYTIME®, SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL® and Smithsonian Earth™. 

     A SHOWTIME veteran, Lemon has held leadership positions at the network in research and programming for over 25 years including most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Research, Program Planning and Scheduling. During his tenure, Lemon was an integral part of the launch and development of SUNDANCE CHANNEL® and SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL. Previously, he worked as Vice President, Research for Showtime Networks Inc., a position he held since September 1994. In these roles, Lemon implemented innovative studies which monitor programming performance and the communication of this information. He steadily rose through the ranks at the network since he joined the company in 1988.  

    Prior to SHOWTIME, Lemon served as a Market Research Analyst at Malarkey-Taylor Associates, an industry consulting and research group based in Washington, D.C.

    Lemon earned his bachelors degree in Advertising/Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Public Affairs from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He works out of the company’s corporate headquarters in New York City.

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