Kary Antholis is President of HBO Miniseries. He has worked as a creative executive at the network for 16 of the past 18 years overseeing the production and development of many award-winning films, miniseries and documentaries during that time. He is also an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.
As an executive he has been responsible for Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winning projects, both dramatic and documentary, including John Adams, Generation Kill, Elizabeth I, Angels in America, The Corner, Wit, The Gathering Storm, From the Earth to the Moon and Educating Peter. He is currently overseeing the epic miniseries The Pacific, which tells the intertwining odysseys of three infantry marines in the Pacific Islands during WWII.
In the mid-90s, Antholis took time away from HBO to pursue his own film and television projects. As a filmmaker he won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject (1995) and the Emmy for Outstanding Information Special (1994-95) for his film “One Survivor Remembers” about Holocaust survivor, Gerda Weissmann Klein.
Antholis grew up in Florham Park, New Jersey. He is a 1984 graduate of Bowdoin College, earned a Master’s Degree in History at Stanford University with a focus on the historical role European nations in Africa and received a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1989. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Karen and their children Evanthia and Jack.