Distinguished Artist Speaker Series: Janet Graham Borba

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Distinguished Artist Speaker Series

Janet Graham Borba

EVP of Production, HBO Films

"Production at HBO and HBO Max, with a bit of GAME OF THRONES"

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Presented by the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Distinguished Artist Speaker Series brings cutting-edge artists and arts professionals in art, dance, drama, and music to campus, to engage with students, faculty, and our community, and encourage thought-provoking and culturally diverse artistic ideas. 

Join us as we host Janet Graham Borba, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Production, as she presents "Production at HBO and HBO Max, with a bit of GAME OF THRONES." Over the last two decades, she has overseen numerous award-winning series such as Angels in AmericaJohn AdamsThe Pacific and Game of Thrones. She currently supervises production on all of HBO’s original series.

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About the Speaker

Janet Graham Borba, Executive Vice President, Production, HBO & HBO Max

Janet Graham Borba is executive vice president, Production, for HBO & HBO Max, responsible for supervising production on all HBO and HBO Max programming. She shares production oversight of TBS, TNT and truTV with Brett Weitz, General Manager TBS, TNT and truTV.

Prior to this role, Borba was senior vice president, West Coast Production, overseeing films and miniseries, where she worked on Game of Thrones from the pilot stage onward. She also worked on the multiple award-winning miniseries Olive Kitteridge, The Pacific, John Adams and Angels in America, as well as films such as Paterno, Lackawanna Blues, Something the Lord Made, Iron Jawed Angels and Wit.

Janet joined HBO as director, Production, HBO Films in 1995, was promoted to vice president, Production, HBO Films in 2000, and later to senior vice president, Production, HBO Films and Miniseries in 2008. Prior to HBO, Borba held various producer titles on studio productions including October Films’ Still Breathing, United Artists’ Hackers, Hollywood Pictures’ Camp Nowhere, Miramax’s The Night We Never Met and 20th Century Fox’s Hotshots! between 1991 and 1995.

Borba is a member of the advisory board for the Virginia Film Festival and has served as an adjunct professor in the MFA Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California.

She holds an MFA in Motion Picture Producing from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and Lawn resident.

Dates: 
October 12, 2021 - 7:00 pm