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HBO Signature to Air BAND OF BROTHERS Commemorating D-Day

HBO Signature to Air BAND OF BROTHERS Commemorating D-Day

This Friday, 06.06, HBO will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day with an encore presentation of BAND OF BROTHERS, airing all ten parts of the acclaimed miniseries back-to-back on HBO Signature (9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ET/PT). Originally presented on HBO in 2001, BAND OF BROTHERS tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Starting with their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942, it recounts the achievements of the elite rifle company, which parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and captured Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden. Based on Stephen E....

Writing of MASTERS OF THE AIR for HBO in Progress

Writing of MASTERS OF THE AIR for HBO in Progress

Almost a year to the day, back on 10.23.12, HBOWatch announced that a companion piece to the HBO Miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC was on the development table. Then on 01.19.13  we announced that that third miniseries was a go. It would be called MASTERS OF THE AIR and it is based on the book of the same title by Donald Miller. The film will focus on the air war and bombing campaign over Nazi Germany and will feature the missions of one particular squadron – The Mighty Eighth. The author, who is also the screenwriter (pictured) is quoted as saying –  “If you will, it’s a BAND OF BROTHERS in the sky where the guys...

Band of Brothers: The Poster Project

Band of Brothers: The Poster Project

UPDATE 06/06/2013 – On this anniversary of D-Day, the Poster Project auction will be going LIVE on ebay. Peter O’Meara added his name in the nick of time and has been added to the list of signers. UPDATE 05/24/2013 – Just in time for Memorial Day, the Band of Brothers poster auction for charity has gone live with the web site at posterproject.us, and a new video detailing the effort for veterans. 100% of funds from The Poster Project will go to benefit GallantFew, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans help themselves and each other. Narrated by Michael Broderick, the video sums up the mission of The...

BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC’s Companion Miniseries A Go!

BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC’s Companion Miniseries A Go!

BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC now have a companion miniseries in – “MASTERS OF THE AIR.” Note that no official title for the cinematic production has been given as the tile in quotes here is in reference to the film’s source material. Specifically the non-fiction work used as reference is Donald Miller’s Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. The miniseries is said to explore the aerial wars through the eyes of enlisted men of the Eighth Air Force – known as the men of The Mighty Eighth. As was reflected in our previous post of this topic this installment would round out...

A Companion Piece to BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC in Talks

A Companion Piece to BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC in Talks

This news item has been all over the Internet this week. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention it here at HBOWatch. If you haven’t caught the buzz it seems HBO is not finished will telling the story of World War II. In a press moment this past week HBO’s top two Michael Lombardo & Richard Plepler revealed that they are considering a third miniseries in the WWII saga for the premium channel. They consider it a companion piece to BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC that both were created and produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks via his Playtone Productions. BAND OF BROTHERS, of course started the saga. The wartime experience...

Hanks talks Pop Tarts HBO Series on Letterman

Hanks talks Pop Tarts HBO Series on Letterman

Tom Hanks (The Pacific, Band of Brothers) appeared on David Letterman’s Show last night to discuss the details of his new HBO Series: ‘Pop Tarts’. Apparently the actor is inspired by war veterans as well as tasty toastable pastries. We’ll keep you updated on the latest ‘Pop Tarts’...

Band of Brothers, Pacific DVD/Blu-Ray Bundle

Band of Brothers, Pacific DVD/Blu-Ray Bundle

HBO will release boxed DVD and Blu-Ray sets of Band of Brothers and The Pacific bundled together in a special edition collection.  You’ll get all of the bonus material you found in previous releases along with a new “He Has Seen War” documentary which has been described thusly by the network: “He Has Seen War” is an exclusive documentary that examines the postwar lives of veterans of both Band of Brothers and The Pacific. From their initial steps at reintegrating into civilian life to the lasting impact the war had on each of their lives, He Has Seen War features Easy Company and 1st Marine Division veterans...

‘Band of Brothers’ Inspiration Dick Winters Dies

‘Band of Brothers’ Inspiration Dick Winters Dies

(Reuters) – Richard Winters, leader of a U.S. Army infantry company made famous by  HBO cable TV’s World War Two series “Band of Brothers,” has died at the age of 92, colleagues and media executives said on Monday. Winters, who lived in Hershey, Pennsylvania, died on January 2 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease, said Quentin Schaffer, a spokesman for HBO. Winters led Easy Company, part of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, which landed at Omaha Beach in northern France during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The series, produced by Stephen Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks, was first aired in...

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