HBO Documentary Films

HBO preps docuseries about ‘Pee-wee Herman’ creator Paul Reubens

US cabler HBO has started work on a two-part documentary exploring the life of artist and actor Paul Reubens. The untitled doc is from HBO Documentary Films and Elara, the US prodco belonging to Josh And Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems), which has a first-look deal with HBO. The Safdie brothers are attached to produce, with Matt […]

HBO teams with Judd Apatow for George Carlin doc

HBO Documentary Films is in production on a two-part documentary about prolific US comedian George Carlin, in association with Rise Films and Apatow Productions. Judd Apatow is directing, alongsoide with longtime collaborator Michael Bonfiglio andJoe Beshenkovsky editing. The three previously worked together on HBO documentary The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling. Teddy Leifer is also attached […]

HBO acquires David France documentary ‘Welcome To Chechnya’

HBO has picked up North American TV and streaming rights to Welcome To Chechnya, the documentary from Academy Award-nominated director David France (How To Survive A Plague). The doc shadows a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the Russian Republic of Chechnya and attempts to expose the little-reported […]

Princess Diana doc set for HBO & ITV

HBO Documentary Films and UK broadcaster ITV will both broadcast a feature doc about the late Diana, Princess of Wales. UK indie Oxford Film & Television is behind the doc, which comes 20 years after the British royal’s death. The currently untitled programme will feature interviews with Diana’s sons, The Duke of Cambridge William and […]

HBO alert for Broomfield’s Grim Sleeper

HBO Documentary Films has become the first international buyer of filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s new feature doc Tales of the Grim Sleeper. The deal gives premium cable channel HBO exclusive local rights to the Sky Atlantic doc, in which Broomfield (The Leader, Biggie and Tupac) revisits the story of South Central LA serial killer Lonnie Franklin […]