HBO Comedy Executive to Head Development at Amazon

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Nick Hall

Nick Hall will serve as the head of development for half-hour series, reporting to Joe Lewis.

Nick Hall has settled at Amazon.

The longtime HBO comedy executive will serve as the head of development for half-hour series at the streaming service. In the newly created role, Hall will report to comedy chief Joe Lewis, who has been key to series including awards darling Transparent.

Hall left the premium cable network just before an executive shakeup that saw Casey Bloys step into the top role. The 2011 THR Next Gen list-maker had served as senior vp of comedy at HBO, where he was highly involved in such series as Looking, The Comeback, Enlightened and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Within weeks of his exit, Curb star Larry David announced that he’d finally be returning to the beloved comedy series.

After studying film at the University of Michigan, Hall was hired by then-agent Sue Naegle to work in UTA's mailroom, where he got a crash course in the inner workings of Hollywood. From there, he moved into comedy development at Warner Bros. TV before following Naegle to HBO.