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The dreaded post-merger Warner Bros Discovery layoffs have reached the programming operation overseen by HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys. Overall, 14% of staff — about 70 people — are being laid off Monday, the vast majority of them on the Max side. That includes in Max Non-Fiction Originals, International, Acquisitions, Casting
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Warner Bros. Discovery Friday detailed its charges for the second quarter that included a combined $825 million hit on the content side, including $496 million for content impairment and $329 million for content development write-downs, as well as $208 million for employee terminations for the three months ended June. As reported Thursday, WBD posted a
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HBO is developing My Dentist’s Murder Trial, a limited series, starring and executive produced by David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, The Last of Us). Written by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace, LTD), who is set to direct the pilot episode, My Dentist’s Murder Trial is inspired by James Lasdun’s 2017 New Yorker
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“I’m still Tanya,” The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge told Deadline today about the Sicily-set Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series, “I’m still messed up.” Coolidge received her first Primetime Emmy nomination of her career today, becoming one of five supporting actresses from the Mike White-created HBO limited series to notch one. She is the only cast
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Warning: This interview contains spoilers from HBO’s Westworld episode 401 “The Auguries”. It’s a whole new Westworld, and, man, does it seem peaceful since Maeve and Caleb took out the predictive AI big think computer Rehoboam last season. Dolores even helped, sacrificing her life. So, let’s bring everyone up to speed in regards to what happened tonight: —Ed
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EXCLUSIVE: Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Lundberg have seen this day coming. For a long time. Their 2108 Netflix documentary Reversing Roe examined how right-wing activists, politicians and jurists were steadily chipping away at abortion rights across the country, with the goal of eventually overturning Roe v. Wade. Today it happened, in a 6-3 Supreme
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It’s been two years since Season 3 of HBO‘s Westworld concluded and fans have been anxiously awaiting new stories. Co-creator Lisa Joy made a special appearance at the ATX Festival on Saturday night alongside writer Alison Schapker and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, and Aurora Perrineau. Joy confirmed Wood’s character
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“I guess they say, in layman’s terms, dreams come true,” exclaims Somebody Somewhere star and executive producer Bridget Everett of the HBO series and the reaction it has generated. “Every step along the way has felt very organic,” the Patty Cake$ alum adds. “ I’m right where I need to be with I want to
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In one of the the most head-scratching reporting changes under the new Warner Bros. Discover leadership, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network moved from the Discovery to the Warner Bros. side of the company under HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys. Upon closer examination, the move, which could lead to a Magnolia-branded
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Netflix’s The Power of the Dog won Best Picture at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards tonight, and Jane Campion followed her DGA Award win this week by taking home the Best Director trophy. She also took the Adapted Screenplay prize. MGM’s Paul Thomas Anderson pic Licorice Pizza won Best Comedy Feature. Check out the full winners list below.
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As Hollywood speeds through movie awards season and the world seems to move closer and closer to the geopolitical edge over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, timing is again of the essence. On one level, that is very true on the small screen this week with our candidates for the show you have to watch
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This month, Jeffrey Wright collaborated on three different projects honoring the life and legacy of orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who the Westworld actor refers to as “an undercelebrated and extraordinary American.” For Apple TV+, Wright served as narrator of the docuseries Lincoln’s Dilemma, and he recorded an audio version of the Narrative of the
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Just as Discovery’s acquisition of WarnerMedia is entering the final stretch, HBO/HBO Max is living up to its status as one of the most prized assets in the proposed deal. Following the (mostly virtual) watercooler conversation-dominating Season 3 of Succession at the end of 2021, HBO and HBO Max both started 2022 with a bang.
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For the first time in its 128-year history, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees could go on strike this weekend and shut most of Hollywood down, unless the studios, networks and streamers agree to a new contract for below the line workers. In that context of conflict, which show is the one you have
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Casey Bloys, head of content at HBO and HBO Max, said Tuesday that he could no more name his favorite HBO show than chose a favorite child. However, he told a crowd at the Museum of Natural History: “I will tell you if you have kids this is kind of like a very bright, very
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Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are making their debut as Joel and Ellie in the first photo for HBO’s The Last of Us, the high-profile series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise from Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Based on the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the
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Filmmaker Ry Russo-Young has built a successful career in Hollywood, directing The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) and Before I Fall (2017), among other titles. Those two films were fictional tales adapted from novels, but for real-life drama she need look no further than her own childhood. At age 9 Russo-Young became the object
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Michael K. Williams, who died Monday at 54, rose from Madonna background dancer to in-demand actor who was nominated for five Emmy Awards. To see a gallery featuring some of his most famous scene-stealing roles, click on the photo above — a shot of Williams’ signature Omar Little character from HBO’s The Wire. Immediately identifiable
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