Francesca Orsi


HBO rejigs drama team as Game of Thrones exec exits

HBO drama co-head David Levine has departed the cable channel after 10 years, leaving fellow EVP Francesca Orsi to run the department. Levine, who oversaw such series as Westworld, True Detective and Game of Thrones, is to return to producing. The exec recently oversaw development on The Outsider, The Nevers, Demimonde and the Game of Thrones […]

Studio Lambert drama set for Series Mania

The final selection for the Series Mania copro pitching session have been announced and include Girl on a Wire, a drama from Gogglebox prodco Studio Lambert. The UK prodco is best-known for its unscripted fare, but has moved into scripted with the hire of Susan Hogg as head of drama and a commission for an […]

Amazon poaches HBO comedy exec

Amazon Studios has hired HBO exec Nick Hall to become its head of comedy development. At the production arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, Hall will oversee development of all half-hour comedy, and report to Joe Lewis, head of half-hour TV series. At HBO, he was senior VP, comedy, working within the team of Casey Bloys, […]