'Movie Stars' miniseries set for TCM

Ten one-hour docs set to air in 2010

On the same day HBO announced it was teaming with David Chase for an epic miniseries chronicling the evolution of the Hollywood movie industry, Turner Classic Movies said it has commissioned "Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood," a 10-part miniseries about the history of the film industry.

Set to premiere in 2010, "Moguls and Movie Stars" will consist of 10 one-hour documentaries, each focusing on a different era of American movie history, from the invention of the first photographs that moved to the astonishing, computer-driven imagery of the present. Each installment will feature rarely seen photographs and film footage, clips from memorable American movies and interviews with distinguished historians and major Hollywood figures.

"Our story will span more than 100 years of inventiveness and entertainment," said Jon Wilkman, who will write and produce the mini. "From Thomas Edison to Steven Spielberg, from Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford to Sean Penn and Kate Winslet, we'll tell the stories of moguls and movie stars, the lives they've lived, the movies they've made and the impact they've had on lives around the world."

Bill Haber's Ostar Productions and TCM are producing the project with Haber exec producing.
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