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Richard Plepler

Former Chairman & CEO of HBO

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Richard Plepler Biography

Richard Plepler is the former chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., a position in which he was responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 127 million subscribers worldwide. He was named to this position in January 2013, ultimately leaving HBO in February of 2019.

Under his leadership, HBO's original productions raised the bar with some of the most innovative, honored and critically respected programming on television, such as "True Detective" and "Game of Thrones."

As co-president from 2007 to 2012, Plepler, in partnership with Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, greenlit some of HBO’s most acclaimed and successful series including "True Blood," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," and "Game of Thrones," which rank among the top programs in the network’s history. Plepler and Lombardo also shepherded Cinemax's first foray into primetime originals with the popular action series "Strike Back."

Plepler is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Board and The Trilateral Commission. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society and the New York Public Library and is on the National Advisory Board of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and the Museum of the Moving Image. In 2013, he was inducted into Broadcasting and Cable magazine’s Hall of Fame. In 2014, The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's largest and most prestigious annual awards and celebration of creative excellence in advertising and communications, named Plepler Media Person of the Year.

Plepler resides in New York City with his wife Lisa and daughter Eden.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Richard Plepler for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Richard Plepler, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Richard Plepler or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Richard Plepler

    Speaking fees for Richard Plepler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Richard Plepler are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Richard Plepler, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Richard Plepler speak about?

    Richard Plepler is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Communication, Entertainers, Entertainment, Government, International Relations, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Richard Plepler travel from?

    Richard Plepler generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Richard Plepler’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richard Plepler for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Plepler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Richard Plepler or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Richard Plepler Biography

Richard Plepler is the former chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., a position in which he was responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 127 million subscribers worldwide. He was named to this position in January 2013, ultimately leaving HBO in February of 2019.

Under his leadership, HBO's original productions raised the bar with some of the most innovative, honored and critically respected programming on television, such as "True Detective" and "Game of Thrones."

As co-president from 2007 to 2012, Plepler, in partnership with Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, greenlit some of HBO’s most acclaimed and successful series including "True Blood," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," and "Game of Thrones," which rank among the top programs in the network’s history. Plepler and Lombardo also shepherded Cinemax's first foray into primetime originals with the popular action series "Strike Back."

Plepler is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations, where he serves on the President’s Advisory Board and The Trilateral Commission. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society and the New York Public Library and is on the National Advisory Board of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and the Museum of the Moving Image. In 2013, he was inducted into Broadcasting and Cable magazine’s Hall of Fame. In 2014, The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's largest and most prestigious annual awards and celebration of creative excellence in advertising and communications, named Plepler Media Person of the Year.

Plepler resides in New York City with his wife Lisa and daughter Eden.

Richard Plepler Videos

  • Richard Plepler: HBO NOW a 'Millennial Missile' (Apr 9, 2015 ...
  • Talks at GS – Richard Plepler: Finding the Next Great Voices in ...
  • HBO's Richard Plepler on the transformation of television

FAQs on booking Richard Plepler

  • How do I book Richard Plepler to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Richard Plepler for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Richard Plepler, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Richard Plepler or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Richard Plepler

    Speaking fees for Richard Plepler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Richard Plepler are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Richard Plepler, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Richard Plepler speak about?

    Richard Plepler is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Communication, Entertainers, Entertainment, Government, International Relations, Sales, Marketing and Branding, Television Personalities, Television Stars.
  • Where does Richard Plepler travel from?

    Richard Plepler generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Richard Plepler’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Richard Plepler for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Plepler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Richard Plepler or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Richard Plepler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Plepler for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Richard Plepler generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jon Steinberg, Robert Rodriguez, Daymond John, Bethenny Frankel and Pamela Anderson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Plepler for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Richard Plepler Speaker Videos

  • Richard Plepler: HBO NOW a 'Millennial Missile' (Apr 9, 2015 ...
    Talks at GS – Richard Plepler: Finding the Next Great Voices in ...
  • HBO's Richard Plepler on the transformation of television
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    Company of Distinction Keynote: HBO's Richard Plepler - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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