Four new Advisory Board members will join others in providing insight and counsel on the mission of Peabody and its transformative media programming.
Peabody Welcomes Four New Members to Advisory Board
HBO’s Casey Bloys, UTA’s David Kramer, FX’s John Landgraf and Nat Geographic’s Courteney Monroe join entertainment and media industry executives providing insight and counsel
Peabody has added four new members to its board of advisors, a group of prominent entertainment and media industry leaders providing support for the program’s current and future initiatives. David Kramer, a 1990 graduate of Grady College, is among the new board members.
Launched in 2015, the board of advisors are separate from the traditional board of jurors that each year evaluates entries and bestows the prestigious Peabody Awards for excellence in electronic media. Peabody is based at Grady College.
“As Peabody continues to grow, the board of advisors serve a vital role by providing insight and guidance on our efforts to build upon the program’s mission to celebrate stories that matter,” said Jeffrey Jones, executive director, Peabody. “We welcome these new members, and appreciate their leadership in helping us promote engagement and conversation around transformative media programming throughout the year.”
New advisory board members are (in alphabetical order):
Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. Appointed to his current position in May 2016, Bloys oversees all programming for HBO and Cinemax. He has been with the network since 2004. Prior to HBO, he was director, Development, for Wass-Stein Productions, from 2000-2004. He began his career as an assistant in the Current and Development departments of CBS.
David Kramer, co-president, United Talent Agency. Kramer oversees UTA’s motion picture group, which includes its literary, talent, independent film finance, media rights, and production departments. He also directs the agency’s comedy touring, licensing, endorsement, and publishing arms. A University of Georgia graduate, Kramer began his career in 1992 in UTA’s Agent Training Program, rising through the ranks from the mailroom to the board of directors.
John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Landgraf oversees all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks. He joined FX as president of entertainment in January 2004 and was elevated to president and general manager of FX Networks in May 2005. He was named CEO in June 2013. Before joining FX, Landgraf was president of Jersey Television, a company he co-founded in 1999.
Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. Monroe oversees global programming, operations and marketing for the portfolio of National Geographic Channels. She is also responsible for all operations of National Geographic Studios, the in-house television production unit. Previously, she was executive vice president of consumer marketing and digital platforms for HBO.
Their fellow members include (in alphabetical order):
Dick Askin, president and CEO, Askin & Company Inc.
Kevin Beggs, chairman, Lionsgate Television
Wendy Clark, CEO, DDB North America
Emerson Coleman, vice president, Programming, Hearst Television
Stephen Davis, chief content officer and executive vice president, Hasbro Inc.
Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO, A+E Networks
Craig Erwich, senior vice president, head of content, Hulu
Susie Fitzgerald, executive vice president, Scripted Programming, AMC and Sundance TV
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