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HBO Doc Films sets “Revolution Rent” debut, HBO Max expands in Latin America

HBO Documentary Films is set to lift the curtain on Revolution Rent, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, this summer. The documentary ...
April 30, 2021

HBO Documentary Films is set to lift the curtain on Revolution Rent, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, this summer.

The documentary (pictured) follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of Rent, the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years.

Returning to his exiled parents’ homeland, the director embarks on a personal journey, exploring his Cuban heritage and his family’s relationship to the country.

The film is produced by Scott Fenn and Christine O’Malley. In addition to Harris, Brooke Christian, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Robert Nederlander, Jr, Marvin Kaplan, Jacob Parker, Stanley Browne, Zoe Chapin, Shea Martin, Karim Amer and Mark Berger executive produce.

Revolution Rent premieres June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, marking the 25th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway premiere. It will also stream on HBO Max.

In other news, HBO Max laid out plans to develop more than 100 local productions in Latin America over the next two years, 33 of which are already in production.

Those programs — including documentaries and reality — will be exclusive to the HBO Max platform under the Max Originals brand.

Among the titles headed to the platform this year is the four-part docuseries Bilardo, El Doctor Del Fútbol, featuring stories from figures in Argentine soccer.

HBO Max arrives in Latin America and the Caribbean in June 2021.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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