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New Power Rangers Cinematic Universe Officially Heading To Netflix

It's morphin' time once more, folks, because the Power Rangers are coming back to television. Well, streaming, actually, but they're getting a brand new reboot on Netflix from "The End of the F***ing World" director Jonathan Entwistle. According to Deadline, the Netflix deal will include both streaming series and movies, creating a whole new Mighty Morphin' Cinematic Universe.  A Fresh Start For The Power Rangers Entwistle has been attached to the new "Power Rangers" for about a year, with plans...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Hasbro, Power Rangers, Jonathan, Michael Lombardo, Entwistle, Jonathan Entwistle, Power Rangers Entwistle

Cary Fukunaga Wanted His Version Of It To Be Like The Shining

The 2017 adaptation of "It" was a huge hit, and fans of Stephen King (like me!) found a lot to love about the flick. But I'll always wonder what the Cary Fukunaga-directed version of the film might've looked like. Fukunaga spent years developing the adaptation but left due to creative differences. After he departed, Andy Muschietti took over as director, and Muschietti's film turned out well in the end. Still – Fukunaga's version was bound to be something different, and the filmmaker, who is cur...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Stephen King, NIC, New Line, Cary Fukunaga, Annabelle, Michael Lombardo, Fukunaga, Warners, Muschietti, Gary Dauberman, Nic Pizzolatto, Andy Muschietti, Pizzolatto

Joe Biden Changed His Mind About Same-Sex Marriage After Meeting This Hollywood Executive

In the spring of 2012, the gay rights organization the Human Rights Campaign asked Michael Lombardo, then the president of HBO, to host an event for Vice President Joe Biden. Not a fundraiser, mind you — but a meet-and-greet for the vice president to reach out to LGBTQ people in the entertainment industry.   The event […]
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Tessa Thompson Launches New Production Company That Has a First-Look Deal With HBO/HBO Max

Tessa Thompson is making big moves behind the scenes. The Sylvie’s Love actress has launched a new production company, which already has a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max. And if that’s not fast-moving enough, Thompson already has two projects underway under this first-look deal. Deadline reports that Tessa Thompson is set to executive produce two big book adaptations — Who Fears Death and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies — under an HBO and HBO Max first-look deal with her new producti...
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Jonathan Entwistle Set to Develop New Film & TV Power Rangers Franchise

Jonathan Entwistle set to develop new film & TV Power Rangers franchise After initially being set to develop a new big-screen adaptation of Power Rangers at Paramount Pictures, Jonathan Entwistle (It’s the End of the F—ing World) has been tapped again to engineer new film and TV iterations of the Hasbro-owned franchise for eOne, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Resident Evil Reboot Builds Cast Including Scodelairo, Amell & More! PB = PB || {}; ...
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Michael Lombardo Named President of Global Television at Entertainment One

Entertainment One has made it official and welcomed HBO vet Michael Lombardo as its president of global television, which Variety first reported exclusively last month. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Michael to the eOne team,” said eOne president of film and television Steve Bertram in a statement. “His incredibly impressive history of success […]
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HBO Veteran Michael Lombardo Set to Join Entertainment One as Head of Television (EXCLUSIVE)

Former HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo has joined Entertainment One, Variety has learned exclusively. While he is currently working with the company as a consultant, Lombardo is expected to officially board the company in the near future to lead all of television. At eOne, the television veteran is consulting on ongoing and new project […]
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Elizabeth Warren’s Fundraising Approach Worries Some Donors

Elizabeth Warren raised nearly $25 million last quarter, and she did it without ever once setting foot in a fancy living room in Bel Air or Brentwood. Last week, she announced that if she is the Democratic nominee, she will continue to avoid high-dollar fundraisers in the general election. And on Tuesday, she went further, […]
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bel Air, Michael Lombardo, Rufus Gifford, Ken Solomon, Brentwood Last

USA Orders Dare Me To Series, Based on Megan Abbott Novel

USA orders Dare Me to series, based on Megan Abbott novel The USA Network announced that it’s ordered Dare Me straight to series. Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, Dare Me is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Abbott herself will serve as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore (Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls). Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Michael Lombardo of Film 44, Sarah Condon...
Tags: Usa, TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Rob, Abbott, Usa Network, Michael Lombardo, Vampire Diaries, Rosario Dawson, ComingSoon, Chris McCumber, Sarah Condon, Paul Fitzgerald, Megan Abbott

‘True Detective’ Season 3 Review: A Semi-Successful Attempt to Recreate What Made Season 1 Special

“Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle,'” Detective Rustin Cohle famously said in the first season of True Detective. “Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.” Series creator Nic Pizzolatto didn’t know it at the time, but when he wrote those words for Matthew McConaughey to deliver, he was predicting the future of his own TV series. As True Detective season 3 unfolds, it becomes clear that Pizzolatto has decided to do everything he did in seaso...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Mahershala Ali, Time, Features, West, Arkansas, Woody Harrelson, Steve McQueen, Green Room, True Detective, Ali, Amelia, Michael Mann

‘Deadwood’ Movie Begins Production With Original Cast Returning

Tell your god to ready for blood, because it’s finally happening. HBO has announced the Deadwood movie has officially begun production, and the original cast is returning. There have been talks of a Deadwood movie ever since the original show went off the air in 2006. As the years ticked on, it seemed less and less likely that we’d ever return to the foul-mouth world of David Milch‘s anti-Western. But now, it’s really happening. I never thought this day would come, and I’m thrilled to be wro...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Western, David, South Dakota, Timothy-Olyphant, Ian-McShane, Caroline, Michael Lombardo, Deadwood, David Milch, Milch, Gerald McRaney, TV To Film Adaptation, George Hearst, Daniel Minahan

Jason Bourne Universe Drama Among Four Pilots Ordered by USA Network

Jason Bourne Universe drama among four pilots ordered by USA Network USA Network has announced it has ordered four scripted dramas to pilot, including one set in the Jason Bourne Universe as well as a new series co-created and starring Denis Leary. The new pilots come from Universal Cable Productions, and are described in detail below: First up is Treadstone, a project that explores the origin story and present-day actions of a CIA black ops program known as Treadstone, a covert operation tha...
Tags: Usa, TV, Texas, Movies, TV News, Erase, Cia, Ben Smith, Abbott, Allegra, Usa Network, Leary, Tim Kring, Michael Lombardo, Universal Cable Productions, Bourne

‘Deadwood’ Movie Might Start Shooting in October

Breaking news: Timothy Olyphant is a damn liar. Mere days after Mr. Olyphant broke our hearts and claimed the Deadwood movie had no chance of happening, word comes that HBO might start shooting the film as soon as October. We’re onto you, Olyphant. Here’s some good news for a change! The Deadwood movie might start shooting in October! Deadline reports that the Deadwood movie just received a $4.195 million California tax incentive. As Deadline puts reveals, “According to the California Film C...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, California, Western, David, Timothy-Olyphant, Rumors, Michael Lombardo, Deadwood, David Milch, Olyphant, Milch, California Film Commission, Seth Bullock, Deadwood movie

Timothy Olyphant Says ‘Deadwood’ Movie Won’t Happen, Makes Us Sad

Timothy Olyphant has decided to be a jerk and throw some cold water on the Deadwood movie. HBO and creator David Milch have been going back and forth about the idea for years. Recently, it’s seemed closer to reality than ever before. Now, however, Olyphant, who starred in all three seasons of the Shakespearian Western, is warning fans to not hold their breath. Timothy Olyphant, wyd? We were all rooting for you, and then you had to go and dash our hopes and dreams of a Deadwood movie. During ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Western, David, Timothy-Olyphant, Rumors, Ian-McShane, Michael Lombardo, Deadwood, David Milch, Olyphant, Milch, Casey Bloys, HBO Films

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin is producing another HBO show called 'Who Fears Death'

HBO has closed deals for "Who Fears Death", a drama series in development, which will be executive produced by "Game Of Thrones’" George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo. "Who Fears Death", which will be written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, is based on the sci-fi fantasy novel by Nnedi Okorafo. It was Okorafor who in July tweeted that her book is being optioned by HBO for a series produced by Martin. "Who Fears Death" tells the coming of age tale of Onyesowu in post-apocalyptic No...
Tags: Hbo, Trends, North Africa, Phoenix, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Martin, George R R Martin, Michael Lombardo, Lombardo, Adam Beach, Okorafor, Carl Brandon Kindred, Onyesowu, Angela Mancuso Hinds

‘Game of Thrones’ Creator George R.R. Martin’s ‘Who Fears Death?’ Adds Michael Lombardo, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds

HBO has closed a development deal for “Who Fears Death” a series from executive producer and “Game of Thrones”creator George R.R. Martin. Joining Martin as executive producers are former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo and Angela Mancuso. Selwyn Seyfu Hinds will write and co-executive produce. Author Nnedi Okorafor announced in July via Twitter that her... Read more »
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Is Apple Putting Former HBO Programming Head Michael Lombardo In Charge Of Original Video Efforts?

It appears former HBO programming head Michael Lombardo could be leading Apple’s original video efforts. A new report is claiming that Tim Cook’s company is looking for someone to be the boss of the tech giant’s new venture, and one person that currently stands out and is fit for the position is Lombardo. 
Tags: Apple, Hbo, News, Tim Cook, Michael Lombardo

Infections during pregnancy may interfere with key genes associated with autism and prenatal brain development

In a study published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the University of Cyprus, University of Cambridge, University of California, San Diego, and Stanford University used rats and mice to help map the complex biological cascade caused by the mother’s immune response, which may lead to important consequences. Maternal infections during pregnancy are a known risk factor for abnormal fetal development. Most strikingly, this has been seen during the recent emergence o...
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‘Will & Grace’ Cast to Reunite Again for Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

The cast of “Will & Grace” is reuniting for a Los Angeles fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally are the headliners for an Oct. 27 event at the home of Michael Lombardo and Sonny Ward, according to an invite. Tickets to the event start at $500-per-person, and go... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton, Debra Messing, Michael Lombardo, Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Michael Lombardo Producing Israeli Teen Kidnapping Series for HBO With Keshet

HBO has greenlit a drama from Keshet International about the tragic events involving the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in 2014, Variety has learned. The 10-episode scripted series, based on true events, is the first project to be produced by HBO’s ex-boss Michael Lombardo, who has a production deal with the network he departed earlier... Read more »
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Hillary Clinton Continues Fundraising Swing at Home of Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel

Hillary Clinton continued her West Coast fundraising swing with a star-filled luncheon on Tuesday at the Los Angeles home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Aniston, Shonda Rhimes, Tobey Maguire and former HBO programming president Michael Lombardo were among those at the event, according to a source who was there,... Read more »
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Tell Us Your Favorite Music Industry Story And Win DVD Of HBO's Vinyl

HBO may have cancelled music industry drama "Vinyl," but we've got 4 DVDs of its one and only season to give away.  Just tell us your favorite true story about the music industry and we'll pick four winners.  Maybe you lived it or maybe its legendary, but either way we share your best music industry tale. _________________________________ Tell us your best music industry story in the comments section below and win one of four DVD's of HBO's "Vinyl". Deadline is midnight July...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Michael Lombardo, Casey Bloys, Questions Music Tech Startup Founders

HBO Pulls The Plug On 'Vinyl'

You'd think that Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and Terrance Winter producing a show about the glory days of the music industry would be a recipe for success.  It wasn't. ____________________________________________________ In a surprise move, premium cable network HBO announced that it was canceling its expensive music industry drama "Vinyl."  The show, which debuted in April of last year, was created by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. But despite the star power behind it, it failed to...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Mick Jagger, Music Business, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Houghton, Mick Jagger Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Michael Lombardo, Casey Bloys, Dave Stewart

HBO Bites the Bullet, Cancels ‘Vinyl’ After Announcing a Second Season

Vinyl should have been on huge. On paper, it feels like a surefire hit and another jewel in HBO’s crown of all-time great shows. A drama series set in the music industry circa 1973, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, run by the great Terence Winter, and starring fine actors like Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Olivia Wilde sounds like a list of things that should have made this whole thing soar. Then people actually started watching the show and whoo-boy, no one had many nice things ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Mick Jagger, Vinyl, Olivia Wilde, Martin Scorsese, Burns, Terence Winter, Michael Lombardo, Casey Bloys, Scott Z Burns

HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Officially Set to Return for Season 9

HBO has some pretty, pretty, pretty good news for us today. The network has officially announced a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, nearly five years after it last aired an episode. The news doesn’t come entirely as a surprise — it was just a few days ago that actor J.B. Smoove was telling press Larry David wanted to bring back the show — but now those plans look much firmer.  David explained his decision to return as his alter ego in typically David-ian fashion. “In the immortal words o...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, David, Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry-David, Julius Caesar, Larry, Michael Lombardo, Casey Bloys, J B Smoove

HBO Promotes Francesca Orsi and David Levine to Head Drama Series (EXCLUSIVE)

HBO has promoted Francesca Orsi and David Levine to co-heads of drama series, overseeing all production and development for the network. The pair, who are both senior VPs, report to Casey Bloys, president of programming. The promotions follow Bloys’ elevation to head of programming last month following the transition initiated by Michael Lombardo’s decision to... Read more »
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Ballers Season 2 Trailer Mistakes The Rock for Vin Diesel

Ballers Season 2 trailer mistakes The Rock for Vin Diesel HBO has debuted the full Ballers Season 2 trailer, which you can check out below. Ballers Season 2 will premiere July 17 at 10pm ET/PT. “The charismatic and hugely talented Dwayne Johnson, along with the rest of the ‘Ballers’ cast, has truly struck a chord with the HBO audience,” Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming previously said of the show’s success. “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response the series has received an...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Walton Goggins, TV News, Miami, Vin Diesel, McBride, Michael Lombardo, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates, Danny McBride, Ballers, Jody Hill, HBO Programming

‘True Detective’ Might Not Return for a Third Season

For most fans and critics, True Detective season two was a disappointment. The series’ creator and writer, Nic Pizzolatto, didn’t live up to the high expectations following the Cary Fukunaga-directed first season. Season two averaged higher ratings than its predecessor, but by the time the ending aired, the viewership was considerably lower than the previous finale. Now, it’s rumored the once acclaimed series might not return at all. Below, check out the recent update for True Detective season ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, True Detective, Cary Fukunaga, Michael Lombardo, Lombardo, Casey Bloys, Mystery/Suspense, Nic Pizzolatto

Instant Analysis: HBO Chief Steps Down, Should Time Warner Inc Investors Worry?

Michael Lombardo, programming chief  at Time Warner 's (NYSE: TWX) HBO, recently stepped down   after leading the cable network for over three decades. The 60-year old Lombardo will stay on at HBO for several more months to aid the transition to a new creative leadership team. Lombardo was responsible for green-lighting major HBO hits like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones . Game of Thrones. Image source: HBO Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Leo Sun)]
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HBO names Casey Bloys president of programming

Casey Bloys has been promoted to president of programming for HBO, replacing Michael Lombardo, who had held that job since 2007.Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.
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