Michael A. Garcia

Vice President, Live Action Series Development

Over the past 23 years, Michael Garcia has been involved with a number of highly-acclaimed, award-winning television series. He has a diversified background in television as an Executive Producer, Network Executive and Studio Executive with strong domestic and international business experience.

Michael joined Lucasfilm in 2019 to produce live action series and non-fiction content for Disney+.  Prior to joining Lucasfilm, he was the Chief Creative Officer for Televisa USA (the US studio arm of Mexico’s Grupo Televisa, S.A.) and Vice President of Drama Series at HBO Network.

In his position as Chief Creative Officer of Televisa USA, Michael was in charge of building and overseeing all creative operations for the studio which produced, financed and distributed English language television series. In addition, Michael oversaw the joint venture between Televisa and Lionsgate TV to develop and produce programs for the US Hispanic market, and was part of Televisa International’s joint venture with Sony Pictures Television in Europe.

Prior to Televisa, Michael spent seven years as a development and current programming executive at HBO. He joined HBO as Director of Drama series following the successful launches of The Sopranos and Six Feet Under, both of which he covered as a current programming executive. After being promoted to Vice President of HBO Entertainment he worked in development and current programming on series such as The WireDeadwoodCarnivaleBig LoveTrue BloodTreme and Boardwalk Empire.

Michael is a graduate of Yale University with a BA in Economics.