Showtime Elevates Garfinkel, Sevener to Co-Head of Acquisitions

Showtime announced Tuesday that Gary Garfinkel and Kent Sevener will co-head the network's acquisitions department.

Both will fill the void left by the retiring Matthew Duda, whose career at the network spanned three decades.

and Sevener will be responsible for the evaluation, negotiation and
acquisition of feature films, documentaries, stand-up comedy, specials
and music programs for all of Showtime Networks. The duo will also
oversee the company's output arrangements with studios that include
Dreamworks, Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, IFC Films and
CBS Films.

senior VP, content acquisitions, will be based in Los Angeles office,
reporting to David Nevins, entertainment president for Showtime.
Sevener, senior VP, content acquisitions and business & legal
affairs, will remain in New York and will have a dual report to Nevins
and Gwen Marcus, executive VP, general counsel, Showtime Networks Inc.

is a world of opportunity with all the new ways acquisitions deals are
getting done these days," said Nevins. "Gary and Kent are proven
innovators at figuring out the best methods to bring great content to