Journalism Director's Forum: A Conversation with Richard Plepler

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Forum/Lobby

Richard Plepler is Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 134 million subscribers in over 60 countries and its programming into over 150 countries worldwide. Under his leadership, HBO has raised the bar with some of the most innovative, honored and critically respected programming on television.  In 2016, HBO was recognized with 22 Primetime Emmys®, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row. Plepler has greenlit some of HBO’s most successful series including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and Game of Thrones, as well as Emmy Award-winners Girls and Veep.

Moderated by:
Willow Bay, Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

To be a part of this lively discussion, please RSVP at annenberg.usc.edu/RSVP.

Lunch will be provided.