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Gary Levine, Jana Winograde Named Showtime Co-Presidents of Entertainment

Gary Levine and Jana Winograde have been named co-presidents of entertainment at Showtime Networks, the company announced Thursday.

The pair will develop and supervise all Showtime programming, including comedy, drama, unscripted, documentaries and film, overseeing production, program operations, business affairs, casting, scheduling, research and home entertainment. They will also be liaisons to CBS’ international and domestic distribution groups. Additionally, Winograde will become a board member of Smithsonian Networks, also a division of CBS Corp.

The move comes shortly after David Nevins’ elevation in October to chief creative officer of CBS Corporation and chairman of Showtime, adding to his existing position as CEO of the premiere cable network.

“Gary and Jana are peerless in their roles. Both command great respect from their colleagues inside and outside the company, and they have been key in driving our growth,” said Nevins in a statement. “As we invest more deeply in creating world class content for our audiences, this new structure positions us strongly for the future of our business.”

Levine started at Showtime in 2001 as head of original programming. Series developed during his tenure include “Escape at Dannemora,” “Who Is America?”, “Billions,” “Shameless,” “Dexter” and more.

Winograde has been with the company since 2017, overseeing business operations on the West Coast and developing new business models and content monetization strategy.

As part of the leadership shuffle, Amy Israel has been appointed executive vice president of scripted programming at

Article source: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/gary-levine-jana-winograde-named-showtime-co-presidents-of-entertainment-1203104565/

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