HBO Max Adds Nonfiction Executives

HBO Max, the pending subscription streaming video service from WarnerMedia, Sept. 23 announced the hiring of three senior executives to its nonfiction content production team.

Max named Lizzie Fox, SVP of nonfiction programming, and Rebecca Quinn, VP of nonfiction programming. Brett Boydstun was hired as SVP of nonfiction programming as well.

“Nonfiction storytelling will be a crucial component to HBO Max and we now have the leadership and team in place to bring the best this genre has to offer to our offering,” Keven Reilly, chief content officer at Max, said in a statement.

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Fox and Quinn report to Jennifer O’Connell, EVP, original nonfiction and kids programming. Boydstun reports to Mark Weissman, SVP, production.

“As a multi-Emmy winner, Lizzie has a reputation for producing a list of critically-acclaimed and award-winning documentaries and non-fiction series,” O’Connell said. “Rebecca has a proven track record of creating and producing internationally renowned formats and franchises. I’m so fortunate to have this killer team to help build up the HBO Max non-fiction slate with our producing partners.”

Fox comes to HBO Max from CNN; where she managed more than 40 original nonfiction series, including “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell,” “This Is Life With Lisa Ling,” “The Sixties,” “The Seventies,” “The Eighties” and “The Nineties.”

Quinn previously headed development for  number of pilots, net work series at Lionsgate, including “Kicking and Screaming,” “Candy Crush” and “Kavin Hart: What the Fit.”

Boydstun most-recently was EVP, head of production for Karga Seven Pictures, working on “JFK: Declassified,” “Hunting Hitler” and “The Hunt for the Zodiak Killer,” among others.