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‘Entourage’ showrunner reups with HBO

Doug Ellin signs eight-figure pact with cable network

HBO is keeping Doug Ellin behind its velvet rope, signing a three-year overall deal with the “Entourage” creator/exec producer.

Eight-figure pact is an extension of the deal Ellin has been under at HBO for several years. It covers the upcoming seventh season of “Entourage” and development projects.

One project Ellin is shepherding at HBO is a politically themed comedy from scribe Ben Schwerin about an young man who gets to work for his idol, a former U.S. president.

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