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HBO’s Chief Plepler & Programmer Bloys Talking Points

HBO’s Chief Plepler & Programmer Bloys Talking Points

Both Chief Executive Richard Plepler and President of Programming Casey Bloys were out this past week talking about their entertainment giant and just some of the big news surrounding it. Of course, they could not talk about the broad spectrum of everything on their plate, but they did each have an agenda of what they wanted to discuss in their respective forums. This piece will break it down starting with Richard Plepler’s sit down with Gerard Baker of The Wall Street Journal. Joining in on the conversation was VICE’s Shane Smith as a point of discussion was the newly launched VICE NEWS TONIGHT. Also, a big topic was the possible...

What’s On: HBO Schedule for November 2016

What’s On: HBO Schedule for November 2016

Here we go with another month of HBO content and we are in the thick of it. We still have series weaving their stories, pundits chatting their observations and big name movies and big name stars. Plus with news, kids programming and sports it adds up to thirty days of brilliant entertainment. As the leaves fall and families gather we can be thankful HBO is still one of the top TV choices out there. Yeah, you can be thankful for simple inconsequential stuff like that too. Thanks, HBO!     Original Series: New episodes await us in our Sunday series still. They have played pretty well so far. So don’t miss a second of WESTWORLD, DIVORCE...

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Movie In the Works at HBO

Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Movie In the Works at HBO

The American punk rock band Green Day, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and current drummer Tre Cool, have been doing alright by their 2004 punk rock opera “American Idiot.” The concept album went on to become an acclaimed adaptation on the Broadway stage and is about to become an HBO Films presentation. That’s pretty sweet. AMERICAN IDIOT is all its guises is about modern American society and the turmoil and angst caused by a world in upheaval and the idiot ruler at the center of it all and a trio of youths disgruntled by it all. It was a serious and raucous comment of the times for sure. It...

HBO Adds More Elmo to SESAME STREET for Season 47

HBO Adds More Elmo to SESAME STREET for Season 47

As a way of keeping children’s programming fresh and fun on HBO SESAME STREET will be revamping a previous Elmo segment for the new season. Beginning in January 2017 Season 47 will feature from time to time “Elmo’s World.” I know, contain yourself, but the preschoolers in your house can flip out all they want.  In the 25 five-minute installments, lessons are taught through pre-school relevant topics, live-action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. Kids accompany Elmo and his friend Smartie, an animated cell phone and learning tool, as he uses his imagination to dive into the topic of the...

Noooooooooooo! MADDADDAM Out At HBO

Noooooooooooo! MADDADDAM Out At HBO

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s MADDADDAM trilogy is still a viable project, but, unfortunately, not for HBO. It appears that the project has been shaping up quite nicely with Eliza Clark, a noted writer, who has already wielded the novel into a manageable production script. And Darren Aronofsky is still very much on board. It just appears now that the project has to be shopped around for the right network to house it. Here is what Aronofsky stated at a New York Film Festival event: “The series is all written. We are working hard on it, and trying to figure it out. We are still in play.” About Clark he said, “We just went with...

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