With HBO sibling Cinemax rapidly ramping up its original primetime series development and production, the channel is now getting a dedicated programming executive. Former Film Department exec Scott Nemes will shepherd the development and production of original series for Cinemax, reporting to HBO Miniseries president Kary Antholis, who has been overseeing Cinemax’s original programming efforts. Nemes, a former child actor, was most recently SVP production and development at film financing/production company The Film Department, which folded in May. He previously worked at at Immortal Entertainment, where he co-produced My Baby’s Daddy for Miramax and developed the films Kiss of the Dragon for Fox, Life Without Dick for Columbia and Searching for Debra Winger for Showtime. Cinemax’s first primetime original series, Strike Back, launched on Friday to solid ratings. The channel, primarily known for its latenight erotic programming, has 2 more series in the pipeline, The Sector and The Transporter, with another one, the Alan Ball-produced Banshee, in the works.
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