Richard Plepler

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Richard Plepler== MUSEUM Of The MOVING IMAGE Dinner In Honor Of KATIE COURIC And PHIL KENT== St. Regis Hotel, NYC== May 5, 2010== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - WILL RAGOZZINO/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==
Monday, June 20, 2011

The cable network is still dominating the television world after all these years on top, and under Plepler’s watch as co-president of Home Box Offices Inc. (HBO), a unit of Time Warner Inc., has made the small screen a serious rival to the big one. With Emmy-nominations galore, a solid rep for creating groundbreaking, compulsively watchable TV (“The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “Entourage,” “True Blood”), HBO is stealing talent from the movie industry at an ever-increasing rate. Not even Martin Scorsese can resist its allure. Before joining HBO in 1992, Plepler founded RLP, Inc., his own consultancy specializing in strategic communication and production and even was an aide to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

Coinciding with his accomplishments with HBO, Plepler also serves on the boards of Phoenix House, the nation’s largest drug treatment center, New York Outward Bound and the Nixon Center, a foreign policy think tank based in Washington D.C. Pleper is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he serves on the Chairmen’s Advisory Council. Furthermore, he is on the National Advisory Board of W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a member of the Dean’s Council of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.


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