Sue Naegle

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Sue Naegle is an American business executive. She was the President of HBO Entertainment from 2008 until 2013, when she departed and formed her own production company.[1][2] In August 2012, she was recognized as the 46th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Naegle grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey and attended Morris Hills High School.[4] She graduated from Indiana University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Naegle began her career in the mail room at United Talent Agency.[5] Two years later, she became one of their agents and went on to be named a partner and a director of the agency's TV department by 1999. While there, she is credited with developing several successful programs, including The Bernie Mac Show and the HBO dramas Six Feet Under and True Blood.[6]

In 2008, she was named President of HBO Entertainment, overseeing all original series and remained in that position until 2013. HBO's Girls, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Veep were all developed under her leadership.[7] In August 2012, she was recognized as the 46th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.[3] In the last year of her tenure, HBO won 27 Emmy Awards.[8] After her departure, she formed her own production company Naegle Ink. She is an executive producer of the Cinemax series Outcast which began production in 2015.[1][2] In 2016, she was named the head of Annapurna Television, a division of Annapurna Pictures.[9]

In the media[edit]

The Simpsons character Lindsay Naegle is based on her.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to comedian Dana Gould and has three daughters adopted from China.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Faughnder, Ryan (23 September 2013). "Sue Naegle stepping down as HBO's president of entertainment". L.A. Times. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rose, Lacey (23 September 2013). "HBO's Sue Naegle Exits for Rich Producing Deal". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sue Naegle". World's Most Powerful Women. Forbes. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff. "President of HBO, Rockaway's Sue Naegle guest speaker for Morris Chamber.", Daily Record (Morristown), September 19, 2012. Accessed July 2, 2013. "Former Rockaway resident and Morris Hills High School graduate, Sue Naegle, c, now the president of Time Warner's HBO Entertainment was the guest speaker during the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, 'Defining Moments on the Journey to Success' event at the Madison Hotel."
  5. ^ "Sue Naegle Joins HBO as President, HBO Entertainment, Overseeing All Series Programming and Specials". TimeWarner. Time Warner. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Rose, Lacey (23 September 2013). "HBO's Sue Naegle Exits for Rich Producing Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Hunt, Stacey Wilson (5 December 2012). "Why HBO's Sue Naegle Didn't Lose Sleep Over 'Homeland's' Big Wins". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Faughnder, Ryan (23 September 2013). "Sue Naegle stepping down as HBO's president of entertainment". LATimes.com. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (27 September 2016). "Annapurna Pictures Taps Sue Naegle to Head TV Division". hollywoodreporter.com. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 April 2017.