Two execs step down at HBO

Jada Miranda to stay on in multiyear development deal

Longtime HBO development executives Jada Miranda and Mike Garcia have stepped down as vp comedy and drama, respectively.

Miranda, who joined HBO in 2003, will stay in the network fold as a producer with a multiyear development deal. She also is joining HBO's upcoming comedy series "How to Make It in America," which she developed.

On the series, about enterprising hustlers in New York, Miranda will serve as an executive producer alongside writer Ian Edelman, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Rob Weiss.

Garcia, who came to HBO in 2002, is leaving to pursue other endeavors.

Staying on are HBO's vp drama Gina Balian and vp comedy Casey Bloys.

Joining the network is former Mandalay TV exec David Levine, who has been tapped as drama consultant.

The move comes a year after Sue Naegle was named HBO entertainment president and is considered part of the evolution of the pay cable network's management team under Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo, who took the programming reins in 2007.