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Harry Potter cast Return to Hogwarts on HBO Max

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago. The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to […]

November 17, 2021

Envision hires Jensen and Barron

International content company Envision Entertainment has announces ex-HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen and Harry Potter producer David Barron are joining its executive team. Envision said the appointments have been made to help plans to expand aggressively in the international premium content space. Barron will focus on boosting Envision’s slate of high-end content, and Jensen will […]

November 15, 2021

WarnerMedia opens regional hub in Singapore

WarnerMedia has unveiled its new regional hub for Asia (excluding China and Japan). Officially opened by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Josephine Teo, the office signals the full integration of WarnerMedia’s business in the region that includes Warner Bros, HBO and Turner brands. It also houses the new streaming platform HBO Max, which […]

September 24, 2021

Helen Mirren to host Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses

Hollywood actress Dame Helen Mirren is set to host Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, the official title of the upcoming competition series that will showcase ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. This special four-part event will unveil Wizarding World fans willing to put their Harry Potter knowledge to the test for the ultimate honor […]

September 16, 2021

Analysis: Netflix Originals as popular as major movies

Research from Ampere Analysis comparing content popularity ratings from different distributors and commissioners has estimated that roughly a quarter of titles released in the last five years expected to achieve long term popularity are Netflix Originals – matching Disney and WarnerMedia in producing valuable longer-term content. For this analysis, Ampere has used its proprietary Critical […]

September 13, 2021By Colin Mann

HBO Max debuts in Europe on Oct 26

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform, will launch in Europe on October 26th with Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra being the first six European countries where the service will be made available. Then, in 2022, HBO Max will become available in the following 14 additional territories as part of its phased global roll-out: […]

September 8, 2021

Sky to release Fran Kranz’s film debut Mass

Sky has announced its release of Sky Original film Mass, starring Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies) and Tony Award winner Reed Birney (House of Cards). Mass, a Sky Original is produced by Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) […]

September 2, 2021

Research: Harry Potter most popular movie franchise

Research by FandomSpot reveals that Harry Potter is the most popular movie franchise in the world – number one in a total of 75 countries, including the US, Canada, and Brazil, as well as a majority of Europe, including countries such as France, the UK, Italy, Germany,and Spain. Second is Spider-Man, the most popular franchise […]

June 18, 2021

Research: Marvel has 7 of 10 highest-earning movie characters

Nick Fury is the most profitable movie character in cinema history. From the 11 theatrical releases the character has appeared in, Fury has helped Marvel earn more than $12.6 billion (€10.3bn) at the box office. Research from FandomSpot shows that 7 of the 10 most profitable characters in cinema are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, […]

May 28, 2021

HBO Max launches in LatAm on June 29

HBO Max, the WarnerMedia SVoD platform, will launch in 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean starting June 29th, with a collection of curated titles from across WarnerMedia’s catalogue and slate of original series and movies, Max Originals, plus live sports in Brazil and Mexico later this year. “Our launch in Latin America and […]

May 27, 2021