Speaker Emily Smith

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Emily Smith

VP, International Original Programming


Emily Smith is the Senior Director of International Originals at HBO Max, which launched in May of 2020. Since joining, she has been involved with a number of international series, working with writers, producers, and directors to deliver quality content on the popular streaming service. Prior to joining, Max, Emily was an Executive Director at Epix where she helped launch a number of first season shows including Godfather of HarlemPennyworth and Perpetual Grace Ltd. in addition to working on Belgravia, a coproduction with ITV and returning series including Get Shorty and Berlin Station. Prior to that, Emily worked at Endemol Shine Studios and Alcon Television Group after initially working at CAA in the Television Packaging department. Originally born in DC and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Emily is a graduate of the University of Southern California and currently lives in Venice with her fiancée.

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