Theatrical execs might exit HBO

Changes could be coming as company's business shifts

HBO Films is in discussions with Maud Nadler and Julie Goldstein, two of its senior executives who concentrated on theatricals, about their future with the banner.

HBO declined comment on their status. But the execs soon might depart as the company moves away from the theatrical business, a process begun last year when HBO Films began unwinding its relationship with now-defunct specialty division Picturehouse. The banner will continue producing movies and miniseries for the network under topper Colin Callender.

Nadler has been involved with many of the banner's theatrical hits, including "Maria Full of Grace" and "American Splendor"; Miramax alumna Goldstein was hired in early 2007 to beef up HBO's theatrical development.

Steven Zeitchik reported from New York; Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles.