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NATPE Miami Cancels In-Person Conference Amid Omicron Spike

Annual TV market NATPE Miami is canceling its in-person events amid a continued surge of COVID-19 cases linked to the omicron variant. The event’s conference and marketplace, scheduled to run from Jan. 18-20 in Miami, will no longer take place, and new dates and locations are being considered for a future event, the National Association of […]

NATPE Miami: WarnerMedia, Disney, NBCUniversal Sign Up for In-Person TV Market

U.S. entertainment and television giants are throwing their weight behind the annual TV market NATPE Miami, with most of the majors — including WarnerMedia, Disney-ABC, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television and MGM — committing to the in-person event, which runs Jan. 18-20, 2022. Other big TV companies, including Univision, A+E, Banijay Americas and Debmar-Mercury, will […]

Bob Greenblatt Returns to Producing With Lionsgate First-Look TV Deal

Bob Greenblatt is returning producing. The former entertainment chairman at WarnerMedia and NBC has launched a production company, The Green Room, and signed a first-look TV deal with Lionsgate Television. Under the deal, Greenblatt will develop and produce premium projects for the studio via The Green Room. The former Showtime boss has also enlisted Jon […]

GLSEN’s Outgoing Executive Director Eliza Byard to Be Honored at Respect Awards

GLSEN’s outgoing executive director Eliza Byard will take a turn in the spotlight when she is honored at the organization’s Respect Awards, a virtual production set for Oct. 14. Launched in 2004, the Respect Awards have been held each year in L.A. and New York as a way to honor students, educators, leaders, stars and […]

‘Annie Live’ Musical Set for Holiday Bow on NBC

NBC is getting back into the live musical business. The network has ordered Annie Live to air during the holiday season this year. It will be the first live musical for the network since Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in 2018. Former NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will executive produce. “As […]

Bob Greenblatt, Kevin Reilly Out Amid Major WarnerMedia Restructuring

WarnerMedia is restructuring its executive ranks under newly installed CEO Jason Kilar. Out are WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct to consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt and content chief and TBS, TNT and TruTV president Kevin Reilly. Keith Cocozza, executive vp marketing and communications is also leaving the company. In a series of moves that prioritize two-month-old streamer […]

Bob Greenblatt Calls Temporary Removal of ‘Gone with the Wind’ From HBO Max a “No-Brainer”

Bob Greenblatt has one regret about 'Gone With the Wind' being placed on HBO Max and then pulled in response to pushback about its dated Civil War story.

Bob Greenblatt Remembers Hero Fred Silverman: “He Just Lived for the Business”

WarnerMedia's Bob Greenblatt pays tribute to Fred Silverman, the "man with the golden gut," who died at 82 following a storied career running ABC, NBC and CBS.

“HBO Has Hit a Ceiling”: Bob Greenblatt Details Growth Strategy for HBO Max and the Streamer He Pitched NBC

AT&T’s new streaming service chief Robert Greenblatt opens up about his transitional role and strategy to expand a treasured brand with 10,000 hours of programs targeting a younger demo.

Bob Greenblatt Says WarnerMedia Is in “An Arms Race” to Keep J.J. Abrams

WarnerMedia Entertainment Chair Bob Greenblatt said the company is in "an arms race” to retain talent as it nears a deal to hang on to J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for nearly $500 million.

‘The Gilded Age,’ From ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Moves From NBC to HBO

'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes' long-gestating period drama 'The Gilded Age' has a new home, as the project, originally put into development at NBC back in 2012 and picked up to series at the broadcast network in January 2018, is moving to HBO.

Paley Center for Media Sets Board Appointees Including Bob Greenblatt, Ted Sarandos

The media-focused nonprofit has announced a string of appointments to its board of trustees and board of governors.