Wayne Henry

HBO Europe adds UK drama veteran, starts Easy Living

HBO Europe has recruited the former drama boss at UK prodco TalkbackThames as it continues its drive into original programming under the stewardship of Antony Root, TBI has learned. The European arm of the US cable giant has brought on Johnathan Young, who has a long list of executive producing credits at TalkBackThames (subsequently split […]

HBO hangs hopes on Euro drama

HBO Europe has made a concerted push into both the local scripted and non-scripted markets. Jesse Whittock heads to Bucharest to hear about its drama series Umbre and future programing plans from executive VP, programming and production Antony Root Dangling metres above a yellow Bucharest taxi and suspended by a thick metal cable, the stuntman […]

HBO Europe to remake Aussie crime comedy

HBO Europe has acquired production rights to Australian crime comedy Small Time Gangster and is planning a Romanian remake. Umbre will go into production in early June ahead of a launch on HBO Romania in 2015. The 8x45mins series represents the third local production HBO has created for its Romanian service. HBO acquired the rights […]

HBO Europe appoints production execs

HBO Europe has made three programming appointments. Wayne Henry has been appointed VP, production, based in Budapest. He was previously a production consultant at HBO Europe and has worked at the ABC, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Television. Jozsef Berger has been appointed original production executive, HBO Hungary. Based in Budapest, Berger will oversee […]