David Nevins is moving on up.
The Showtime executive has been promoted to the newly created position of President of Showtime Networks Inc. With the promotion, Nevins has signed a contract which will keep him at Showtime through 2018. He will continue to report to Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.
In this new position, Nevins will now oversee Showtime Sports and the Company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions. This in addition to his current responsibilities for developing, acquiring and supervising all aspects of programming for Showtime Networks, across all genres including comedy, drama, reality, specials, documentaries and films, along with managing the network’s scheduling, research, acquisitions, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams.
“David Nevins is one of the most talented executives working in television today,” said Matthew C. Blank. “His arrival at Showtime was followed by an incredible period of renewal for our Network, and these transformative years have led to critical-acclaim, consistent buzz, subscriber growth and awards recognition. I am confident that his keen eye and creative impact will continue to be felt across all areas of our Company for years to come.”
This is a well deserved promotion for Nevins. He joined Showtime in 2010 when his predecessor Robert Greenblatt moved to NBC as Chairman of Entertainment. In his role of President of Entertainment, Nevins was responsible for developing the network’s scripted output, with the first project he green-lit being Homeland. He was also heavily involved in developing Under The Dome and suggested the project to CBS topper Nina Tassler when it became clear the project would not be moving forward at Showtime. Prior to joining Showtime, Nevins ran Imagine Entertainment’s TV division, overseeing such series as Arrested Development and 24.