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WarnerMedia strikes three-year TV, film pact with Steven Soderbergh

WarnerMedia has struck a three-year deal with veteran filmmaker Steven Soderbergh that will see him develop content for both its streaming HBO Max and cablenet HBO. The exclusive agreement covers all forms of TV and a first-look for features, with his first project the previously announced feature Let Them All Talk for HBO Max. It […]

Sky Atlantic, HBO order crime drama from Olivia Colman’s new prodco

Sky Atlantic and HBO have ordered a four-part crime drama that is being co-produced by The Crown actor Olivia Colman’s newly launched outfit South Of The River Pictures. Landscapers is being co-produced with Sister, which was recently launched by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone. It is also financially backing Colman’s new prodco, which […]

HBO sets release plan for ‘The Plot Against America’

HBO has unveiled the launch plan for its adaptation of Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel, The Plot Against America. The six-part limited series will debut 16 March and imagines an alternate American history, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey. The story follows the family as they watch the political rise […]

Veteran HBO PR exec Mara Mikialian to leave

HBO’s senior VP of media relations is leaving the company after 36 years. The veteran PR executive led the public relations campaigns for HBO’s Game Of Thrones across all eight of its seasons. Mikialian is the latest in a string of executive departures at HBO after Bob Greenblatt was named WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman in March, […]

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 […]

HBO scores untitled LA Lakers basketball drama

HBO has ordered a drama from the prodco recently launched by Succession’s Adam McKay, which will chronicle the professional and personal lives of the famous 1980s Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. The untitled series is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, with McKay’s […]

TBI Weekly: Pulling back the curtain on HBO Max

When the major US studios and tech giants unveiled plans to launch their own streamers, no one knew quite what that meant. Fast-forward two years, and things are becoming much clearer. Disney+ is going global with a smorgasbord of library content and an array of originals such as The Mandalorian; Apple TV has unveiled a […]

BBC Two, HBO explore Silicon Valley with ‘Leaving Neverland’ director Dan Reed

BBC Two and HBO have commissioned a four-part documentary series about Silicon Valley that is being executive produced by Leaving Neverland’s Dan Reed. The Tech Transformers (4 x 60 minutes, working title) aims to give viewers an insight into how the past decade has unfolded in Silicon Valley, focusing on the impact that companies such […]

Disney+ downloads exceed 15 million, sending shares to record high

Disney+ has been downloaded more than 15 million times and generated $5m via in-app purchases since its launch less than two weeks ago, according to new research. The data, provided by US research outfit Apptopia, helped power shares in the Mouse House to an all-time high of $151.64 on Tuesday, although Disney+ growth has not […]

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins rounds out doc slate at MTV

Former HBO documentary titan Sheila Nevins is rounding out a robust, issue-driven documentary slate at MTV. The exec, who was appointed head of MTV Documentary Films earlier this year, has commissioned new projects from Alexandra Pelosi, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato and Alexandra Shiva. Pelosi – who is the daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

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