Francesca Orsi Receives Series Mania Forum’s Woman in Series Award


Series Mania Forum has given its 2024 Woman in Series Award to Francesca Orsi, executive VP of HBO programming and head of HBO drama series and films.

The award, given to a woman from the audiovisual industry to honor her vision and leadership, will be presented to Orsi on March 20. She will also take part in an exclusive conversation with Bad Wolf’s Jane Tranter.

Past winners of the award are Christina Sulebakk, general manager of HBO Max EMEA (2021); Mo Abudu, CEO of The EbonyLife Group (2022) and Nicola Shindler, executive producer and chief executive of Quay Street Productions (2023).

“Awarding Francesca Orsi with this award for 2024 was an easy decision and an obvious choice for us,” said Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “She continues to shine with an amazing career, and she truly embodies the Woman in Series Award brand: bold, innovative, creative and visionary. Francesca is a true leader, and I am incredibly honored to be presenting her with our award this year. Her exclusive talk with Jane Tranter is a real gift for our participants.”

Orsi said, “Series Mania has been a longtime champion of HBO. I’m genuinely honored to be recognized with their Woman in Series Award this year. Over the course of my career, I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some of the most talented, intelligent and creative individuals in the business. This award, however, I’d specifically like to dedicate to the incredible women, both in front of and behind the camera, that have been the life force of so many of the projects on our network. Their work matters much more than mine, and I couldn’t do what I do without their astounding contribution to the storytelling at our company. I look forward to continuing to bring their voices and more to the forefront of the work in the future.”