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WarnerMedia centralises distribution leadership for HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia has centralised leadership of it distribution business, with a new exec team that has oversight of brands including HBO and Turner.  Long-time execs Sofia Chang and Rich Warren will serve as presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution, with oversight of HBO, forthcoming streamer HBO Max, Cinemax and the Turner channels. The exec will report into Gerhard […]

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gets expanded remit at AT&T

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has been appointed president and COO of HBO parent group AT&T. The role – which will begin in October – sets up the long-time AT&T exec as the successor to chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, whom he now reports into. Stankey first joined AT&T in 1985 and has worked across all areas, […]

TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

Turner’s Giorgio Stock rises at WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks

Giorgio Stock has been appointed president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and ad sales for EMEA and APAC. The former Turner exec will oversee all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The London-based exec will continue to report into […]

HBO Max explores Greek mythology with ‘Circe’

WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max has ordered a Greek mythology drama based on Madeline Miller’s novel Circe. The eight-part show, also to be known as Circe, is being written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes duo Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, with Chernin Entertainment producing alongside Endeavor Content. It will be a […]

WarnerMedia assembles content team for HBO Max

WarnerMedia is assembling the content team behind its fledgling service HBO Max.  The business has appointed TNT exec Sarah Aubrey, the exec who greenlit such series as Claws, Animal Kingdom and Good Behavior, as head of original content for the original programming division. She will report into HBO Max chief content officer Kevin Reilly. Set […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

HBO communications boss departs after 39 years

One of the primary engineers of the HBO brand, communications boss Quentin Schaffer, is the latest to leave the channel in a series of exec departures. Schaffer, EVP of corporate communications, is leaving HBO next month after 39 years with the WarnerMedia-owned brand. His exit comes just days after details emerged of a creative struggle […]

WarnerMedia orders Gremlins prequel & Kaley Cuoco thriller

WarnerMedia has ordered a Gremlins-inspired animated series for its forthcoming streaming service and a show starring The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco, who has struck an overall deal with sibling studio Warner Bros. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will be a prequel to the 1984 feature film and is being produced by Warner Bros […]

WarnerMedia doubles down on Somerville dramas

WarnerMedia has commissioned two more dramas for its forthcoming streaming service, with Maniac creator Patrick Somerville (pictured) attached as showrunner on both shows. Made for Love (10 x 30 minutes) is an adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, which explores divorce and revenge. It will be produced by […]