Carmi Zlotnik is President of Programming for Starz. In this lead executive role, Zlotnik is responsible for development, production and programming strategy for STARZ Originals. Among notable recent series are acclaimed scripted dramas including Power, Counterpart, American Gods, Outlander, Black Sails; limited series The White Princess, The Girlfriend Experience and The Missing; horror series Ash vs Evil Dead, and comedy series Survivor’s Remorse. Upcoming projects include Vida and Sweetbitter, along with a slate of unscripted projects including Wrong Man, America to Me and Warriors of Liberty City.
Zlotnik joined Starz in January 2010. Prior to Starz, Zlotnik was Head of Operations for IMG Global Media. Zlotnik oversaw creative and business management for the fashion, sports and media conglomerate. Zlotnik’s portfolio included leading UK production companies Tiger Aspect and Darlow Smithson. Zlotnik also oversaw IMG Sports, the world’s largest sports production business and in this capacity helped launch the IPL, a new cricket league in India. Zlotnik successfully restructured all of IMG’s entertainment, digital and production businesses.
Prior to IMG, Zlotnik enjoyed a storied 20-year career at HBO 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 career at HBO, Zlotnik held key strategic responsibilities for HBO. Zlotnik helped initiate HBO’s Original Programming strategy. 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 helped pioneer the project that eventually became HBO Go.
As head of Original Programming Production at HBO, Zlotnik supervised production for numerous shows including Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, From the Earth to the Moon, The Corner, Curb Your Enthusiasm 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.
Zlotnik lives in Santa Monica, Calif.