Showtime Taps Veteran Film Executive Geoff Stier As Svp Original Programming

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Longtime Paramount Pictures production executive Geoff Stier has joined Showtime Networks as Svp, Original Programming. In his new role, Stier will help develop and shepherd original comedies, dramas and limited series for the network. Based in the Showtime West Coast offices, Stier will report to Amy Israel, Evp, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks.

The appointment follows the promotion of Israel from Svp, Original Programming to Evp, Scripted Programming after Evp Gary Levine was elevated to Co-President Of Entertainment. Like Levine, who brought in a film production executive, Israel, as his Svp in 2011, Israel has reached out to the feature world for a new Svp.

“Geoff Stier is one of the film world’s finest executives, universally respected for his extensive production experience, deep filmmaker relationships and great eye for distinctive, high quality material,” said Israel. “In an era when premium television in general – and Showtime specifically – is at the forefront of groundbreaking,
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