HBO Max orders Dominican family comedy from Sony Pictures Television

HBO Max is pushing further into comedy with a Sony Pictures Television (SPT) series that has Eva Longoria attached. Gordita Chronicles follows a willful, 12-year-old Dominican girl who struggles to fit into hedonistic 1980s Miami as her family pursues the American dream. Longoria directed the pilot and will serve as executive producer for her Unbelievable Entertainment […]

HBO Max brings Spanish graphic novel ‘García’ to life

HBO Max has greenlit a Spanish-language adaptation of graphic novel García, ahead of the streamer’s launch in the country later this year. The show, also titled García, is being produced by Zeta Studios and is set in a present-day Spain that is on the brink of political chaos. The story follows an inquisitive millennial investigative reporter who […]

Warner Bros. hires Fremantle alum to lead production in France

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has appointed former Fremantle exec Bruno Henriquet to lead its operations in France. Henriquet will take up the role on 1 June and be based out of Paris, reporting into Ronald Goes, EVP and head of WarnerMedia-owned WBITVP. His appointment follows the exit of former chief Jean-Louis Blot, who in […]

HBO Max preps 100 local originals in Latin America

HBO Max is preparing more than 100 local productions for its service in Latin America over the next two years, 33 of which are already in production. The slate includes shows in development and will see scripted series, documentaries, specials and reality programmes being ordered, all of which will be exclusive to the streamer. It […]

HBO Max sets AVOD price ahead of roll-out, report claims

HBO Max’s upcoming ad-supported tier will reportedly set users back $9.99 per month when it launches in June. According to a report from CNBC, there will be a number of key differences between the cheaper tier and its normal $14.99 per month counterpart. Warner Bros.’ theatrical releases, such as Dune and The Suicide Squad, will be […]

WarnerMedia combines HBO Max & Adult Swim development teams

WarnerMedia is merging the development teams for its streamer HBO Max and US cable network Adult Swim into one division. The combined unit will be led by Suzanna Makkos, who had led comedy and animation for the streamer. She now takes the role of EVP of original comedy & animation for HBO Max and Adult […]

WarnerMedia credits film strategy as HBO Max nears 10 million subs

WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max is approaching 10 million subscribers as it comes up to one year on the market. The company confirmed that it had added 2.8 million subscribers during the most recent quarter to a total of 9.7 million HBO Max retail subscribers. This is up from 6.9 million at the end of 2020. […]

WarnerMedia rehires Christopher Ho to lead APAC kids’ networks

WarnerMedia has appointed Disney alum Christopher Ho as senior director of Kids Networks, overseeing Cartoon Network and Boomerang networks in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. In this new Singapore-based role, Ho will be responsible for programming and multi-platform operations, as well as the content direction for the region’s channel brands. Digital and interactive initiatives including […]

WarnerMedia hires Talpa Network exec to lead HBO Max unscripted commissioning in EMEA

WarnerMedia has hired the head of Talpa Network’s Dutch channel Net 5 to lead its unscripted commissioning efforts for soon-to-launch streamer HBO Max, which rolls out in the region later this year. Annelies Sitvast takes the newly created role of head of unscripted production at WarnerMedia EMEA and will commission unscripted programming for the streamer. […]

Kids round-up: WarnerMedia unveils EMEA kids team; Netflix acquires ‘Rainbow Rangers’; ‘DinoCity’ sells to Europe, Balkans and MENA

WarnerMedia unveils EMEA kids team US-based WarnerMedia has unveiled its leadership team for its EMEA kids division, working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Cartoonito and the HBO Max kids offering. Vanessa Brookman, head of kids, EMEA for WarnerMedia, has appointing Sarah Fell to lead original production, with Marc Goodchild as head of digital content, Sean Henry […]

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