Carmi Zlotnik is President of Programming for Starz. In this lead executive role, Zlotnik is responsible for programming and development activities for Starz as well as overseeing the production of STARZ Original series. Among notable recent series are acclaimed scripted dramas including “Outlander,” “Power,” “American Gods,” “Counterpart” and “Vida” as well as limited series “The Spanish Princess,” “The Girlfriend Experience” and “Howard’s End.” Upcoming projects include “The Rook” and “Now Apocalypse.”
Zlotnik joined Starz as a consultant in January 2010 and moved to a staff position in April 2010. Prior to Starz, Zlotnik was Head of Global Operations for IMG Global Media. At IMG, Zlotnik oversaw all aspects of international business operations for the Global Media division, including responsibilities for creative development and finance/operational management for the fashion, sports and media conglomerate. Zlotnik’s portfolio included leading UK independent production companies, Tiger Aspect and Darlow Smithson. Zlotnik was also a lead executive for IMG Sports, the world’s largest independent sports production business. Zlotnik also led successful restructuring efforts for all of IMG’s entertainment, digital and production businesses.
Prior to that, Zlotnik enjoyed a storied 20-year career at HBO, Inc. where he held various executive management positions, including tenures as Executive Vice President of New Media Programming and Executive Vice President of Creative Operations, Business Development & New Media. Throughout his executive career at HBO, Zlotnik held key strategic responsibilities for HBO original programming. Zlotnik was a leader in building the original programming strategy and identifying business extensions and crafting new businesses opportunities for HBO. Zlotnik was also responsible for the US Comedy Arts Festival, The Comedy Festival: Las Vegas and created the HBO Animation division. While overseeing the New Media area, Zlotnik was responsible for the project that eventually became HBO Go.
While head of Original Programming Production at HBO, Zlotnik oversaw and supervised production for numerous shows including the “Band of Brothers” mini-series, “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “Six Feet Under,” “From the Earth to the Moon” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” Zlotnik also headed production for HBO Independent Productions and supervised shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Martin,” “The Ben Stiller Show” and “Roc.” In 2002, Zlotnik led the HBO team that received the first interactive Emmy for the website supporting “Band of Brothers.” In 1989, Zlotnik received a Cable ACE® Award and an Emmy® nomination for his work as co-producer on the HBO Comedy Special “Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow.”