Quentin Schaffer serves as senior vice president, corporate communications, for Home Box Office (HBO), and is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of national public relations campaigns for all HBO and Cinemax programming, including original movies, documentaries, music events, comedy shows, series, sports, and family programs. Among the many programs that he has promoted are the series The Sopranos, Sex and The City, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, OZ, Entourage, and Six Feet Under, the Comic Relief events, the acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers, and Angels in America, the movies The Gathering Storm, Barbarians at The Gate, 61*, And the Band Played On, American Splendor, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and If These Walls Could Talk, as well as the Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Garth Brooks in Central Park concerts. His responsibilities also entail the direction of all consumer press outreach - both print and electronic oversight of the company's successful Emmy and Golden Globes Awards campaign, Hollywood trade ads, special screening events and policy positioning for programming projects, as well as involvement in the company's corporate image campaign. Schaffer also oversees HBO's Talent Relations and Special Events area based in New York.
Schaffer joined HBO in August l980 as a senior publicist. He was named manager, program publicity, five months later and was promoted to director in March l983. He was named vice president, consumer and affiliate press information, in November 1985 and became vice president, media relations in April 1987, prior to taking on the additional responsibilities in his present position. From 1989 to 1991, Schaffer served as acting head of corporate communications, handling all corporate affairs activities, including public policy issues, affiliate public relations activities and the company's corporate relationships with various external constituencies
Before joining HBO, he spent three years at WABC-TV as senior publicist and assistant manager, press information. He has also worked for Solters& Roskin, Inc., the entertainment public relations firm.