HBO® Selects Finalists For Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition





HBO® Selects Finalists For Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition

Winning Films Will Premiere On HBO Max On September 27

HBO today announced the three finalists of the fifth annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition which showcases cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. The finalists were selected from hundreds of submissions and were judged by a distinguished panel of HBO executives, industry leaders and fellow APA filmmakers. The three winning films exemplified this year’s competition theme: “Taking the Lead.” Filmmakers Jess X. Snow (“Little Sky”), Jesse Gi (“Neh”), and Urvashi Pathania (“Unmothered”), will premiere their films during the 2021 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications, on Saturday, September 25. In addition to the festival premiere, HBO Max will debut the films on September 27.

APA Visionaries competition was established by HBO in 2016 to provide a platform for Asian Pacific American stories to further the dialogue about representation in Hollywood and the importance of diversity in entertainment.

“I’m very proud of this year’s contestants. The filmmakers were able to showcase authentic stories with such intimacy, and oftentimes humor, exploring complex family dynamics, and overcoming personal and generational trauma,” said Jamie Chung, APA Visionaries 2021 Ambassador. “Through these shorts we are left feeling inspired and hopeful. Congratulations to this year’s contestants and winners!”

About the Finalists

Jess X. Snow (“Little Sky”) is a non-binary film director, artist, poet and community arts educator who creates queer Asian immigrant stories that transcend borders, binaries and time. Based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY), currently, they are currently an MFA thesis student at NYU Graduate Film as an Ang Lee Scholar. Through narrative film, large-scale murals, virtual and augmented reality, and community art education, they are working toward a future where migrant and BIPOC folks may witness themselves heroic on the big screen and city walls & discover in their own bodies; a sanctuary for safety. They bring their background in social movement art, poetry and trauma-informed healing into their film work which has been supported with grants and fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute, BAFTA, Canada Council of the Arts, the Smithsonian, and the National Film Board of Canada.

Jesse Gi (“Neh”) born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Jesse Gi is a second generation Korean-American writer, director whose stories focus on extraordinary endurance, sacrifice, and unflinching ambition influenced by his immigrant family and community. Jesse graduated from USC’s film program and has worked across studios from Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, and CBS. Jesse wrote, produced, and directed festival selected short films, BEAM, a grounded sci-fi, action drama about a teleporting thief, and NEH, a comedy-drama about a Korean-American with no fluent Korean language skills. Jesse is currently preparing his next project, THE SHOW, a suspenseful drama about a rivalry between two high school baseball players.

Urvashi Pathania (“Unmothered”) is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. with Honors in Film Studies from Columbia University and her M.F.A. in Film Production from USC. Her films explore emotions as pathways to knowledge. In 2021, Urvashi was selected for the Google Assistant Storytelling Fellowship in partnership with The Black List. She is also currently in Lena Waithe’s Writers’ Lab. Urvashi’s pilot script, TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT, was recommended and tweeted by The Black List.

About HBO

HBO® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming through the HBO linear channels and the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, HBO Max®. Internationally, HBO-branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A part of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable television titles, including dramas like “Succession,” “Watchmen,” “Westworld,” “Big Little Lies,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Band of Brothers” and “The Wire,” as well as comedy series “Barry,” “Insecure” and “Sex and the City”.



BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS July 30 Lineup





BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS July 30 Lineup

29-time Emmy® winner Bob Costas, the only broadcaster to receive Emmys® in the news, sports and entertainment categories, returns to HBO for BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS, debuting FRIDAY, JULY 30 (11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET/PT).

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

Episode one features a one-on-one, in-studio interview with future Hall of Famer and basketball broadcaster, Charles Barkley; and Olympic gold medalist, Aly Reisman.

Joining Bomani Jones for the in-studio roundtable discussions are former Major League Baseball pitcher and commentator, David Cone and former WNBA player, podcast host, vice president and part owner of the Atlanta Dream legends, Renee Montgomery.

Costas made his talk show debut on HBO with ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS in February 2001.

BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS is executive produced by Jonathan Crystal, Ross Greenburg, and Howard Bryant.



DISH Adds HBO Max, HBO And Cinemax, Brings More Content To Viewers Nationwide





DISH Adds HBO Max, HBO And Cinemax, Brings More Content To Viewers Nationwide
DISH customers can now access HBO Max streaming platform and HBO and Cinemax linear networks with wide portfolio of on-demand content
DISH offers current customers a 10-day free preview of HBO and Cinemax
HBO Max features new Warner Bros. movies same day as theater releases
DISH Network announced today that the popular HBO Max streaming platform, as well as the HBO and Cinemax premium networks are now available to DISH TV customers nationwide through a new agreement with WarnerMedia. Tied to the launch and for a limited time, DISH is offering customers a 10-day free preview to access HBO and Cinemax.

“Our number one priority at DISH is and always has been to provide our customers the best entertainment experience,” said Brian Neylon, Group President, DISH TV. “Our customers now have greater choice in the content they can access. HBO Max and Cinemax offer iconic, beloved and acclaimed content that our customers will enjoy.”

DISH TV customers can subscribe to the HBO Max Ad Free plan for $12 per month for up to 12 months when they subscribe by October 27, 2021, a discount off its standard $14.99 per month pricing. The subscription includes access to the entire HBO service, DC’s iconic superheroes, exclusive Max Originals and much more. Plus, throughout 2021, customers will revel in the biggest Warner Bros. movies, premiering in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day and available on the platform for 31 days from release. Additionally, DISH TV customers will get six live channels, including HBO, HBO Family and HBO Signature, as well as access to thousands of movies and shows on demand.

DISH TV customers can also subscribe to Cinemax for $10 per month. The subscription includes access to some of the biggest Hollywood hits, action-packed original series and behind-the-scenes exclusives. DISH TV customers will get three live channels, including Cinemax, 5-Star Max and More Max, as well as access to thousands of movies on demand.

“When we launched HBO Max, we set out to make it available to customers everywhere they chose to access premium content, and today’s launch with DISH is a key addition to our distribution strategy for the platform,” said Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for WarnerMedia. “We’re excited that DISH customers can now access all that HBO Max – as well as our premium linear networks –have to offer.”

HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming offering, with over 13,000 hours of curated premium content. The platform is home to best-in-class quality entertainment, featuring the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences with the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and more.

This summer, HBO Max features the first film in the MUSIC BOX series, “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage”; the groundbreaking new comedy special, “Tig Nataro: Drawn”; returning series “Back On The Record With Bob Costas”; a new documentary series, “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump”; and a new season of “Hard Knocks: The Dallas Cowboys” from HBO Sports and NFL Films. Fans can also catch up on the Emmy® Award-nominated, breakout Max Original series “The Flight Attendant” and “Hacks” ahead of their anticipated second season premieres. This fall brings a new limited series “Scenes From A Marriage”, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and the anticipated third season of the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning series “Succession”.

On-demand HBO and Cinemax content requires an internet-connected DISH Hopper or Wally. Access to the HBO Max app requires a compatible streaming device and internet connection. The 10-day free preview runs from August 6 through August 15.

For more information about the HBO Max, HBO and Cinemax a la carte packages, please visit my.dish.com.

About DISH
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation’s first virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.
WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).



REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER July 30 Lineup





REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER July 30 Lineup

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 19th season FRIDAY, JULY 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/7:00-8:00 p.m. PT). Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests.

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week features a one-on-one, satellite interview with Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic nominee for New York City Mayor and author of “Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses.” This week’s in-studio panel discussion will include Senior National Correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek, Joshua Green; and Democratic Congresswoman representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, Rep. Stacey Plaskett.

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in 11 HBO solo specials to date.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.



HBO Sports And Uninterrupted Present An All-New Edition Of THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED





HBO Sports And Uninterrupted Present An All-New Edition Of THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED, Debuting July 30

Featuring Trae Young, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Jemele Hill, Chase Young And Paul Rivera

The Sports Emmy® Award winning series THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED returns with a new episode FRIDAY, JULY 30 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Joining Maverick Carter are NBA All Star from the Atlanta Hawks Trae Young; Grammy-winning DJ, record executive and author DJ Khaled; rapper, songwriter and activist Meek Mill; NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young; journalist and media personality Jemele Hill; and the SpringHill Company’s chief marketing officer Paul Rivera.

In this episode, the all-star group discuss competing against your idols, dealing with conflict, creating leverage and college athletes and the new rule around collegiate athletes being paid.

THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED, staged periodically throughout the year, offers conversation and debate between a unique ensemble of some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment. Past guests include Tom Brady, Jay-Z, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Lena Waithe, Diddy, Jimmy Kimmel, Patrick Mahomes, Lil Nas X, Will Smith, Megan Rapinoe, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Gronkowski, Stacey Abrams and former President Barack Obama.

THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED is presented by HBO Sports and UNINTERRUPTED; executive producers, LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Devin Johnson and Philip Byron; directed by Robert Alexander; produced by Kevin McGrail, Brandon Riley and Rob Roediger; co-executive producer, Camille Maratchi; created by Paul Rivera and Randy Mims.



All-New Episode Of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Debuts July 27





All-New Episode Of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Debuts July 27

HBO’s REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL returns for an all-new episode on TUESDAY, JULY 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

For up-to-the-minute updates about REAL SPORTS, follow on Twitter at @RealSportsHBO or join the conversation using #RealSports, and on HBO.com/realsports and facebook.com/realsports.

July segments include:
NBA Cannabis Owners: More and more former NBA players are jumping into the new green gold rush, the billion-dollar cannabis industry. Players like Al Harrington and Matt Barnes, who consider their second acts more like passion-projects, drawn not only from years of personal marijuana use but as a vehicle to benefit the Black community. Besides growing and selling his own products, Harrington, for example, says he’s made it his mission to extend opportunities for investment and development, hoping to mint a new generation of Black millionaires. Correspondent David Scott reports. Producer: Jordan Kronick.

Animal Hunting Contests: With various animal populations growing out of control in parts of the country and causing damage, correspondent Soledad O’Brien examines how numerous hunting contests across the country have been set up in order to help curb those numbers. In recent years, with mounting pressure from animal rights groups, some states have started banning these contests. Producer: Nisreen Habbal.

Chess Prodigy: While many kids dream about playing professional football or basketball, 10-year old Tani Adewumi dreams about becoming the youngest chess player ever to be awarded the title of Grandmaster. It’s even more stunning considering Tani and his family are lucky to be alive after they were forced to flee their home in Nigeria in 2017 after being targeted by Boko Haram, and found refuge in a homeless shelter in New York City. Correspondent Mary Carillo reports. Producer: Beret Remak.

Adaptive Paragliding (Revisit): In 2018 we discovered Project Airtime, a Utah-based adaptive paragliding outfit founded by one-time extreme sportsman Chris Santacroce, who himself overcame a temporary paralysis after a near-fatal stunt. Over the years, Santacroce has recruited countless disabled athletes from around the country. One of those recruits, Joe Stone, has now brought this mission to his new home of Jackson, WY, where he’s established a Project Airtime outpost to spread the paragliding gospel and give others like him the chance to experience the sport. Correspondent Jon Frankel reports. Update Producer: Evan Burgos.

The executive producer of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is Joe Perskie.



Three-Part Documentary OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION, Chronicling A President’s Journey





Three-Part Documentary OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION, Chronicling A President’s Journey And The Challenges Of Building A More Inclusive America, Debuts August 3

HBO’s three-part documentary, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION, debuting TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 (9:00-10:40 p.m. ET/PT), with additional parts airing Wednesday and Thursday at the same time, chronicles the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history. Weaving together conversations with colleagues, friends and critics, and interspersed with his own speeches and news interviews, the series begins with Obama’s childhood and takes us through his perspective as the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father, his spiritual formation by a generation of Black leaders, and his hopes for a more inclusive America. Through the story of one man irrevocably bound to the history of a country, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION reflects on the country’s past and present national identity.

The three-part documentary will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION is directed by Emmy® winner Peter Kunhardt (HBO’s “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality,” “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls”, “King in the Wilderness”).

With the clarity of hindsight and perspective of the last four years, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION forms a cohesive picture of America under its first Black president. Obama’s presidency was unique in America’s history, but what was a historic step forward for the country also exposed the ever-present need to address deeply entrenched challenges around race, racial justice and our history.

The series provides context, insight and critique from a wide range of participants including: author Jelani Cobb; Representative John Lewis; political consultant David Axelrod; Rev. Alvin Love; author Michael Eric Dyson; journalist Laura Washington; Rev. Jeremiah Wright; journalist Michele Norris; New Yorker editor David Remnick; Rev. Al Sharpton; professor Cornel West; politician Jesse Jackson; author Ta-Nehisi Coates; NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill; political advisor Valerie Jarrett; professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.; actor Keegan-Michael Key; former government official Shirley Sherrod; journalist David Maraniss; professor Ken Mack; speechwriter Jon Favreau; advisor Broderick Johnson; and Representative Bobby Rush.

Part One of OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION looks back over Obama’s upbringing by a single mother from Kansas and white grandparents, his early schooling in Hawaii and his education at Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Through archival interviews, Obama reflects on the impact of having an estranged African father, growing up bi-racial and his evolving relationship with the African American community in Chicago, where he worked with Black churches as a community organizer.

Part Two takes us from Obama’s presidential bid to his election to the White House in November 2008, exploring the obstacles and successes along the campaign trail. With constant pressure to define his identity along racial lines and frustrated by what he saw as a distraction from other important issues, Obama delivers his “race speech” of March 2008, a determined defense of the U.S. Constitution and a plea to look beyond America’s “racial stalemate” in order to advance prosperity and unity.

Part Three takes us to the White House years and the formidable hurdles that Obama faced trying to pass legislation in a bitterly divided Congress. He ultimately succeeded in passing the Affordable Care Act but the chasm across the aisle in Washington grew ever wider. As the nation faced a period of heightened awareness around police brutality towards African Americans and the fervent partisan battle over gun control, his critics accused him and the administration of not doing enough to lead a conversation about race, and the president moves forward with policies that focus on racial justice and empowerment.

OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION encapsulates the man and the president, illuminating his vision for the nation shaped from his own experiences and identity. Through today’s lens, the documentary reflects on the Obama administration with new understanding about the personal obstacles he faced and the challenging pursuit for equality in America.

HBO Documentary Films’ presents a Kunhardt Films Production, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION, directed by Peter Kunhardt; produced by George Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, Matthew O. Henderson; edited and produced by Maya Mumma, ACE; executive producers, Peter Kunhardt; Andi Bernstein and Mona Sutphen; Jelani Cobb and Jacqueline Glover. For HBO: senior producer, Sara Rodriguez; executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.



HBO Max, HBO And Anonymous Content’s AC Studios Bring The Legacy Of Henry Hampton’s EYES ON THE PRIZE To A New Generation





HBO Max, HBO And Anonymous Content’s AC Studios Bring The Legacy Of Henry Hampton’s EYES ON THE PRIZE To A New Generation Through A Multiplatform Partnership

Starting Today, Viewers Can Stream Part 1 Of The Original Award-Winning Documentary Series, EYES ON THE PRIZE, Followed By The Upcoming HBO Max Original Documentary Special, EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND, Directed By Academy Award® Nominated Filmmaker And Artist Sophia Nahli Allison

EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND Debuts Thursday, August 19 on HBO Max

HBO Max, HBO and Anonymous Content’s AC Studios announced today that they are reigniting the legacy of the Oscar-nominated and Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning PBS documentary EYES ON THE PRIZE in multiple formats across the HBO Max and HBO brands. Starting today, viewers will be able to stream part one of the original pioneering docuseries on HBO Max, followed by the premiere of a one-hour Max Original documentary special, EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND, set to debut August 19.

The special will be directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison (“A Love Song For Latasha”), whose work is a meditation of the spirit and conjures ancestral memories to explore the intersection of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.

EYES ON THE PRIZE logline: The critically acclaimed documentary series on civil rights in America tells the landmark story of the era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND logline: This documentary special honors Henry Hampton’s masterpiece EYES ON THE PRIZE (1987-1990) and conjures ancestral memories, activates the radical imagination and explores the profound journey for Black liberation through the voices of the movement. A portal through time, EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND is a mystical and lyrical reimagining of the past, present, and future.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND credits: Executive producing alongside Patrisse Cullors, Field/House Productions’ Mervyn Marcano and De La Revolución Films’ Melina Matsoukas are Anonymous Content’s Joy Gorman Wettels, Bedonna Smith, Blackside’s Judi Hampton and Sandra Forman, and Sophia Nahli Allison. AC Studios will serve as the studio on the project, which was developed and pitched in partnership with AC’s The Lab. Hampton is a former civil rights worker and the sister of the legendary documentarian and historian Henry Hampton, who created and executive produced the original series and founded Blackside.

HBO is also in production on a new documentary series reflecting on the legacy of the movement covered in the original EYES ON THE PRIZE, and its ties to the present day as we witness history in the making unfold in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. This next iteration of EYES ON THE PRIZE will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

To produce the special and docuseries, co-founder and former executive director of BLM, artist, activist, bestselling author, Patrisse Cullors and award-winning storyteller and co-founder of Blackbird, Mervyn Marcano, have joined forces with Blackside, the original producer of EYES ON THE PRIZE and Anonymous Content.

Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max, quote: “We are very proud to be partnering with this dynamic team of activists and storytellers to bring this important work to our viewers. Across HBO and HBO Max, we are committed to providing a platform for authentic voices representing diverse, essential stories. We are honored to collaborate with our incredibly talented producing team to bring the legacy of Henry Hampton’s groundbreaking work to a new generation.”

Patrisse Cullors, Executive Producer, quote: “I’ve watched the original ‘EYES ON THE PRIZE’ a thousand times. And every single time I’ve watched it I’ve been moved to tears and moved to action. My organizing work and artistic practice was shaped by the hours of documentation I witnessed through ‘Eyes.’ I am over the moon that I get to be a part of history by teaming up with Blackside, my producing partner, Mervyn Marcano, and the brilliant teams at Anonymous and WarnerMedia as we work to integrate the story of modern-day civil rights leaders for the new EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND.”

Mervyn Marcano, Executive Producer, quote: “I’m thrilled to be continuing the enduring legacy of EYES ON THE PRIZE, which told a fuller and more complex story of the long fight for racial justice in our country. It’s why HALLOWED GROUND, helmed by our visionary director Sophia Nahli Allison, serves as the perfect start to a new chapter for ‘Eyes’ — it is an emotional reflection on our journey through turbulent times and the truths we need to tell each other to forge new futures. There are indeed so many stories left to tell about who we are as a nation and where we are going, and we are lucky to have EYES ON THE PRIZE continue to light the way.”

Joy Gorman Wettels, Executive Producer, quote: “As a teenager watching EYES ON THE PRIZE, I was shocked, ashamed and moved by what Blackside brought to light that wasn’t being taught in school. Witnessing truth on film can move people of all ages to action, which is why we banded together to bring ‘Eyes’ back in a new way. We are all grateful that Judi entrusted this team of brilliant Black creatives who are shaping the culture like Sophia, Melina, Patrisse and Mervyn, and also thank Sarah Aubrey, Christy Haubegger and the entire WarnerMedia team for providing the perfect home for us.”

Judi Hampton, Blackside President and CEO, and Executive Producer quote: “I remember watching the pilot of EYES ON THE PRIZE with Henry when it was first created, and I immediately knew this film would be a life-changer for all who saw it. A special thank you to Joy Gorman and Anonymous Content for reaching out to me years ago with passion for the original series and a dream to help bring ‘Eyes’ to a new generation. We are grateful for the stellar team of artists and activists who’ve come together to reimagine EYES ON THE PRIZE in a way that will move and inspire a whole new audience.”

About Blackside: Producing more than 60 major film and media projects, Blackside has given many emerging filmmakers the opportunity to learn their craft. EYES ON THE PRIZE (1987), the Company’s definitive history of the civil rights movement, won the duPont-Columbia Gold Baton, the Peabody Award, Academy Award nominations, and numerous Emmys. Blackside became known for a collaborative and inclusive filmmaking style, “The Blackside Way,” which serves as inspiration for the approach to this new EYES ON THE PRIZE storytelling ecosystem.

About Anonymous Content: Anonymous Content is a visionary and disruptive media company that produces multi-platform premium content and boasts an exceptional client roster which includes many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works including “Babel,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Revenant,” and Best Picture Academy Award winning “Spotlight.” Current Anonymous Content films include the recently released “The Midnight Sky” (Netflix) as well as the upcoming “Stillwater” (Focus Features) and “Swan Song” (Apple). The company’s TV credits include “True Detective” (HBO), “Mr. Robot” (USA Network), “Schitt’s Creek” (POP), “Homecoming” (Amazon), “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix), “Dickinson” (Apple), “Home Before Dark” (Apple), and “Defending Jacob” (Apple). In 2018, Anonymous Content created The Lab, a creative incubator designed to push the boundaries of how brands tell stories by engaging emerging filmmakers and diverse storytellers. Through its Commercial work, Anonymous Content is also the driving creative force behind countless leading global brands. For more information, visit www.anonymouscontent.com.



“Back on the Record with Bob Costas” Debuts July 30





“Back on the Record with Bob Costas” Debuts July 30
Joining the series is Emmy(R)-winning, multi-platform host and commentator Bomani Jones, who will provide on camera commentaries as well as contribute to in-studio roundtable discussions that address the most pressing issues impacting the sports world.
[via press release from HBO]
BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS Debuts July 30

Emmy(R) Winner Bomani Jones Joins Series


29-time Emmy(R) winner Bob Costas, the only broadcaster to receive Emmys(R) in the news, sports and entertainment categories, returns to HBO for BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS, debuting FRIDAY, JULY 30 (11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET/PT). The series will debut on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Joining the series is Emmy(R)-winning, multi-platform host and commentator Bomani Jones, who will provide on camera commentaries as well as contribute to in-studio roundtable discussions that address the most pressing issues impacting the sports world. Jones currently anchors the ESPN podcast “The Right Time with Bomani Jones” and regularly contributes to television and radio across the network’s portfolio, including “Highly Questionable,” “Outside the Lines,” and more.

BACK ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS is executive produced by Jonathan Crystal, Ross Greenburg, and Howard Bryant.



HBO And HBO Max Lead With 130 Primetime Emmy Nominations





HBO And HBO Max Lead With 130 Primetime Emmy Nominations

This Year Marks The 19th Time In History That HBO Brand Has Received The Most Nominations Of Any Network/Platform In A Single Year

HBO Max Breaks Through To Receive First Ever Emmy Nominations
HBO and HBO Max have received 130 Emmy® nominations for the upcoming 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

HBO Emmy nominations:

18 nominations for LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Majors), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael K. Williams), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Aunjanue Ellis), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Courtney B. Vance), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Misha Green)

16 nominations for MARE OF EASTTOWN, including Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Kate Winslet), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress for A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart), Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Evan Peters), Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Brad Ingelsby), and Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Craig Zobel)

9 nominations for I MAY DESTROY YOU, including Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Michaela Coel), Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Paapa Essiedu), Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Michaela Coel), and 2 for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (Sam Miller, Michaela Coel)

7 nominations for LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series, and Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series (Christopher Werner)

7 nominations for ALLEN V. FARROW, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program (Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, Mikaela Shwer and Parker Laramie) and Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering)

6 nominations for THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program (Mark Monroe), and Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Frank Marshall)

6 nominations for DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special (Spike Lee)

5 nominations for A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, 2 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Yvette Nicole Brown, Issa Rae)Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series,

4 nominations for PERRY MASON, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Matthew Rhys) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (John Lithgow)

3 nominations for EUPHORIA, including Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, and Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

3 nominations for TINA, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program (Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin), and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program

2 nominations for THE UNDOING, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Hugh Grant) and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program

2 nominations for OSLO, including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special

1 nominations for IN TREATMENT, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Uzo Aduba)

1 nomination each for BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, THE NEVERS, Q: INTO THE STORM, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, and WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

HBO Max Emmy nominations:

15 nominations for HACKS, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Jean Smart), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Einbinder), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Carl Clemons-Hopkins), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Jane Adams), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lucia Aniello)

9 nominations for THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Kaley Cuoco), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Rosie Perez), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Steve Yockey), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Susanna Fogel)

4 nominations for FRIENDS: THE REUNION, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Ben Winston)

2 nominations for LEGENDARY, Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program and Outstanding Contemporary Makeup For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic)

2 nominations for A WEST WING SPECIAL TO BENEFIT WHEN WE ALL VOTE, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special (Thomas Schlamme)

1 nomination each for DOOM PATROL, MADE FOR LOVE, RAISED BY WOLVES, and WARRIOR

The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 19.