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Showtime Networks ups Gary Levine, Jana Winograde to co-presidents of entertainment

Showtime Networks has elevated Gary Levine and Jana Winograde to the positions of co-presidents of entertainment. Their expanded remit includes developing and supervising all of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including unscripted ...
January 10, 2019

Showtime Networks has elevated Gary Levine and Jana Winograde to the positions of co-presidents of entertainment.

Their expanded remit includes developing and supervising all of Showtime Networks programming across all genres, including unscripted and documentaries. Levine (pictured, right) and Winograde’s (left) further responsibilities include shepherding the company’s production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment, and acting as liaisons to CBS Corporation’s international and domestic distribution groups.

The new co-presidents will continue to oversee all programming-related matters with the network’s various departments.

In addition to her new role, Winograde will also now serve on the board of Smithsonian Networks.

Winograde and Levine will report to David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS Corporation, and chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks.

Levine joined Showtime in 2001 as head of original programming and was tasked with overseeing the network’s original movies and documentaries, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining Showtime Networks, Levine headed development at Warner Brothers Television, Witt-Thomas Productions and ABC (drama). He has also served as president of the Internet entertainment company Icebox.

Meanwhile, Winograde joined Showtime in 2017 as president of business operations for the West Coast, overseeing the financial and business strategy relating to the acquisition, development and distribution of Showtime content. Winograde previously spent 23 years at ABC Entertainment in numerous senior roles, most recently as EVP and head of business operations.

Elsewhere, Showtime Networks has promoted Vinnie Malhotra to EVP of non-fiction programming for Showtime Networks.

In his new role, Malhotra will lead the development and production of the network’s portfolio of original unscripted and documentary programming, and all documentary theatrical releases at Showtime. Additionally, he will develop and produce scripted programming based on real events and newsmakers, such as the upcoming Roger Ailes limited series based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room.

Malhotra will report to both Winograde and Levine.

Since joining Showtime in 2015 in the newly created role of SVP of documentaries, unscripted and sports programming, the award-winning Malhotra has spearheaded the development of the Showtime Documentary Films slate, including the multi-part docuseries The Fourth Estate, Shut Up and Dribble, The Trade and The Circus. Other films he steered include Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars, Whitney, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winners Weiner and Risk, and the upcoming doc XY Chelsea.

Previously, Malhotra served as SVP for development and acquisitions at CNN Worldwide, where he created and led the launch of CNN Films, and also handled the development and production of CNN original series, including Emmy-winning Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

Showtime also elevated Amy Israel to EVP of scripted programming at Showtime Networks.

Levine, Winograde, Israel and Malhotra are based in the Show West Coast offices in West Hollywood.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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