Articles Tagged ‘HBO’
U.S. pay-TV network HBO has acquired an extended version of Lucy Walker’s acclaimed Huntington’s disease documentary The Lion’s Mouth Opens (pictured), realscreen has learned.
The move will put the U.S. cable net, home to docs such as Citizenfour and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (pictured), in competition with services such as Netflix.
BBC Worldwide has picked up the global rights for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run HBO concert special (pictured) and has sold eight-episode series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways to multiple broadcasters.
Director Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War (pictured) won two awards for PBS and ITVS doc strand ‘Independent Lens’ at this year’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
Pay-TV net HBO has acquired U.S. rights to Nick Broomfield’s Sky Atlantic-funded documentary Tales of the Grim Sleeper (pictured), following the film’s Canadian premiere at TIFF.
The Newburgh Sting, Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (pictured), Nixon by Nixon and a firefighting film from actor Steve Buscemi lead the parade of HBO documentaries on the U.S. pay-TV net’s summer/fall slate.