David Nevins

CBS names Showtime boss as its creative chief

Showtime boss David Nevins has been named chief creative officer at CBS Corporation, effective immediately. The news has arrived from Joe Ianniello, who is CBS’ president and acting CEO after the departure of Leslie Moonves last month. Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of Showtime Networks and will remain the business’s chief executive officer. […]

Clinton drama The President is Missing heads for Showtime

Showtime has acquired the television rights to the upcoming Bill Clinton novel The President Is Missing, co-authored by James Patterson. In July this year, it was revealed that Clinton and Patterson were shopping TV and film rights to the upcoming novel in Hollywood. The rights were acquired by Showtime in what has been reported to […]

ABC exec to run Showtime business ops unit

ABC’s long serving Jana Winograde is joining US cable channel Showtime as president of business operations for the West Coast. Her new post will see her overseeing the production, programming operations and business affairs teams, plus lead the financial and business strategies for development and distribution. In terms of international, she will work closely with […]

Showtime orders Franzen project with Daniel Craig

Showtime has ordered Purity, a TV adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel starring 007 actor Daniel Craig. The twenty-episode series will also be exec produced by Craig (pictured, second left), alongside Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, David Hare (far right) and Jonathan Franzen (far left). Todd Field (above, third left) will write and direct all episodes […]

Showtime vacates House of Lies

US cable channel Showtime has cancelled comedy-drama House of Lies after five seasons. The Showtime Networks-produced series, which stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell as manipulative management consultants, will bow out with a finale shot in Cuba. “House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president and […]

Showtime ups Christie to COO

Long-serving Showtime Networks distribution president Tom Christie has been promoted to COO. Christie has been with the CBS Corp.-owned premium US channel for a quarter of a century, most recently as president, distribution, business development and network operations. His promotion comes soon after Showtime president David Nevins replaced another long-serving veteran, Matt Blank, as CEO. […]

Amazon taps partners for channels streaming launch

Amazon has teamed up with major TV networks and content makers including Showtime, Starz and AMC to offer partner subscriptions to Amazon Prime customers. Amazon confirmed its much-rumoured, US-based StreamingPartners Program scheme yesterday with a host of partners that also included A+E Network, DramaFever, Curiosity Stream, Smithsonian and BroadbandTV. The over-the-top streaming program will let […]

Showtime ups veteran Levine to programme chief

The long-serving Gary Levine has been upped to president of programming at US premium cable channel Showtime, as his boss, David Nevins, prepares to take on the CEO role. Levine (pictured) has been with Showtime since 2001, and has worked on every one of its original dramas, which include Homeland, The Affair, Ray Donovan, Californication […]

CBS bosses to give MIPCOM keynote

CBS distribution boss Armando Nuñez and Showtime chief David Nevins will give a joint keynote at MIPCOM next month. Nuñez (left) is CBS’s top international exec and runs the studio’s CBS Global Distribution Group. Nevins (below right) is president of CBS-owned cable net Showtime. The pair will talk about the expansion of the Showtime brand around the […]

Showtime chief: US and UK writing styles merging

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL: Showtime president David Nevins told delegates here in Edinburgh that elements of the US- and UK-styles of scriptwriting were merging. Asked how he felt about the British ‘auteur’-style approach in comparison to the US writer rooms he pointed to the number of UK writers working on American television shows, and felt […]