Lowell Mate has been named senior VP of creative affairs at HBO Independent Prods., where he will continue to be responsible for the development and production of television series for the broadcast networks.

Mate joined the company in 1990 as director of creative affairs. He was named VP of the wing in 1991.

While at HBO Independent Prods., Mate has supervised the development and been involved in the production of such programs as “Martin” and “The Ben Stiller Show.”

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