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HBO Documentary Films: 3 DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

HBO Documentary Films: 3 DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

Overview: On Jan. 7, 2015, two brothers belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen stormed the Paris offices of the satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others before killing a French police officer. Amidst a massive manhunt for the killers, an additional five people were murdered and 11 wounded in related attacks over the next two days, including a harrowing standoff between police and a third gunman, claiming allegiance to ISIS, at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes in Paris. Drawing on exclusive access to hostages, survivors, police, paramilitary forces and intelligence findings and evidence, as well as...

HBO Takes 6 More 2016 Emmys for a Grand Total of 22

HBO Takes 6 More 2016 Emmys for a Grand Total of 22

HBO may not have taken many more Emmys, to add to the 16 it won at the Creative Emmys on 09.11, but it grabbed some of the top categories once again. It makes its total stand at twenty-two wins, with FX following with eighteen. Here is the quick list of wins from the 09.18 event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. HBO won the two top honors once again and that is a record in itself. The Outstanding Drama Series is GAME OF THRONES and Outstanding Comedy Series goes to VEEP. They held that title last year as well and HBO the only network in the past 40 years (NBC with Cheers & Hill Street Blues) to take both top shows. It also makes GOT the...

Natalie Portman Comes To HBO in Miniseries

Natalie Portman Comes To HBO in Miniseries

Marta Kauffman, of such works as HBO’s DREAM ON and also Friends, Joey and Grace & Frankie & has Natalie Portman slated for the miniseries WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES for HBO. Through her Okay Goodnight production company she has snagged the rights to the Karen Joy Fowler novel and apparently quickly got Portman interested. “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” is a twisty tale centered on university student Rosemary Cooke (Portman), whose complex and unusual upbringing is marred by the unexpected disappearance of a “twin sister” at the age of 5. Christopher Monger, the Emmy nominated co-writer of HBO’s...

HBO Eyes Rise of ISIS Story from Bradley Cooper

HBO Eyes Rise of ISIS Story from Bradley Cooper

Actor/Producer Bradley Cooper, who holds both positions for the series Limitless, has optioned the book “Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS” to become a miniseries for HBO with a number of partners. His Joint Effort production company, with partner Todd Phillips will serve as executive producers of the project. It will be penned by Gregg Hurwitz (Queen of the South) with Tim Van Patten (GAME OF THRONES) set to direct. The source material is a nonfiction tome by Joby Warrick and tells the story of the rise of ISIS, from its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its stunning success in Syria. The book tracks the group’s unlikely roots and...

VICE NEWS TONIGHT Pushed To October 10

VICE NEWS TONIGHT Pushed To October 10

It happens all the time. A production sets a launch date goal and when they get close they suddenly have to readjust the date. Some worry perhaps that it is because of production troubles the program in question is facing that pushes the debut date. For example, that is what happened to HBO Miniseries: LEWIS AND CLARK and we still have not heard if and when it will be finished. Other times a change of schedule occurs because the production just wants to make sure everything is perfect. We learned that was the case with WESTWORLD. Evidently that is also the case with HBO’s nightly news venture VICE NEWS TONIGHT. Smartly, to alleviate any...

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