Robert Greenblatt
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United States
2019

WarnerMedia

Robert
Greenblatt

Chairman, Entertainment & HBO Max

In March, Greenblatt segued from a successful seven-year run heading NBC Entertainment to the helm of HBO and WarnerMedia, charged with bringing the companies into the direct-to-consumer streaming realm. The longtime programmer was recruited by AT&T to put its stamp on assets acquired from Time Warner in 2018. Greenblatt brings a wealth of experience as a producer of television and stage efforts, and he married those skills with NBC’s successful series of live stagings of holiday musicals starting with 2013’s “The Sound of Music Live.” He returns to HBO after scoring there as a producer with “Six Feet Under.” Before NBC, Greenblatt had a seven-year run as head of programming for Showtime, and he was part of the early management team at Fox Broadcasting.

Career

  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks

Education

  • University of Illinois–Chicago (IL, USA)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Creative Leadership
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Robert Greenblatt on the Importance of Speaking Up and Making Voices Heard

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Robert Greenblatt had two callings when he was growing up in Rockford, Ill. He was drawn to working in theater, and he dreamed of one day running a movie studio.While other kids idolized athletes and rock stars, the future chairman of NBC Entertainment imagined himself as the next Louis B. Mayer.Greenblatt’s early fascination with the inner workings of Hollywood proved prescient for his ultimate career path. But it was his training in theater that honed the leadership skills that allowed him to climb...

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