LOS ANGELES – October 7, 2020 – On Thursday, October 22, Chelsea Handler makes her long awaited return to stand-up after a six year hiatus with Chelsea Handler: Evolution on HBO Max. During the hour-long special Handler will share hilarious experiences about her family, friendships, and her first foray into therapy—where she was able to unearth why everyone on this planet annoyed her so much. Handler, a six-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author, filmed the special this summer from her home state of New Jersey on the heels of her most recent bestselling memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me. The special was filmed in front of a live audience following social distancing and covid safety protocol.
Handler has always been a trusted voice and has provided much needed perspective for the world. Now, she turns the attention on herself, reflecting on her personal journey toward self-awareness, assisted by her reliable companion – cannabis. Never one to hold back, Handler bravely takes the stage to face herself in front of everyone. It’s a powerful performance and the most evolved work of her career.
Chelsea Handler: Evolution is produced by Troy Miller and Dakota Pictures, with Handler, Irving Azoff, and Allison Statter serving as executive producers.
The 2020 Performer Inductees Are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., and T-Rex The Ahmet Ertegun Award Honorees Are Jon Landau and Irving Azoff THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 2020 INDUCTIONS debuts SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. The special presentation … Read more
With less than a month remaining until the general election, HBO Max has revealed the trailer for A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, which will premiere on the platform on October 15. This timely special marks the first time in 17 years that the original cast of the Emmy®- and Peabody Award–winning hit Warner Bros. Television drama series will come together with creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer/director Thomas Schlamme for a special theatrical stage presentation of the “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode from the show’s third season. The West Wing stars Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, and Martin Sheen will reprise their roles from the episode. To support the importance of voting and to raise awareness for HBO Max’sA West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, TNT will air Friday marathons of The West Wing, starting on October 9 leading up to the general election in November with election-themed episodes.
Additionally, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote will include act breaks with guest appearances from When We All Vote co-chair Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.
The creative team and cast organized this historic production in order to raise awareness for and support the vital mission of When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama which was founded to increase participation in every election in America. In honor of the special, WarnerMedia will make a donation to When We All Vote.
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote is produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme and Casey Patterson are the executive producers. Rob Paine is co-executive producer and Schlamme will serve as director. The production will strictly follow COVID Safe Way Forward Protocols.
Based on the global bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she travels to Singapore to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding. When she arrives in Singapore, she’s surprised to learn that Nick’s family isn’t just rich — they’re crazy rich! He’s also considered one … Read more
Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi.
Original title: Cobra Kai (TV Series) Year: 2018 Running time: 30 min. Country: United States Directors: Josh Heald (Creator), Jon Hurwitz (Creator), Hayden Schlossberg (Creator), Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, Hayden Schlossberg, Jennifer Celotta, Steve Pink, Michael Grossman, Lin Oeding Screenwriters: Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Stacey Harman, Luan Thomas, Michael Jonathan Smith (Characters: Robert Mark Kamen) Music: Leo Birenberg, Zach Robinson Cinematography: Cameron Duncan, Paul Varrieur, D. Gregor Hagey Actors: William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni Decenzo, Producer: Distributed by YouTube Red, Netflix. Sony Pictures Television, Overbrook Entertainment, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions
Director Kamilah Forbes Executive Produces With Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Kelechi Watson and Roger Ross Williams
LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2020 – HBO’s BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with Mahershala Ali, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington rounding out the previously announced cast. The HBO Special Event is based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates’ book, and will once again be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation. The special was produced under COVID-19 guidelines.
The full cast includes: Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Jharrel Jerome, Mimi Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Ledisi, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Greg Alverez Reid, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, Nate Smith, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Olivia Washington, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, Michelle Wilson and Oprah Winfrey.
Mahershala Ali is a two-time Academy Award®-winning actor for his roles in “Moonlight” and “Green Book.” He was recently nominated for an Emmy® for his supporting role in Hulu’s award-winning series “Ramy.” Ali will next star in “Swan Song,” written and directed by Academy Award® winner Benjamin Cleary for Apple TV+and as Blade in the anticipated upcoming Marvel film. In 2019, Ali executive produced the HBO documentary “We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest,” which recently won an Emmy® for Outstanding Children’s Program. Ali was also nominated for an Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG Award for his role in HBO’s “True Detective.”
Angela Davis, through her activism and scholarship over many decades, has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. She is the author of ten books, including Women, Race and Class, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, Are Prisons Obsolete?, The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues, and most recently, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without carceral systems and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.
Tip “T.I.” Harris is an artist, entrepreneur and activist who has amassed a business empire to include a record label, a 10-year old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for “A King of Oneself”), a real estate holdings company, production company, non-profit organization (Us or Else), owner/founder of Trap Music Museum, co-owner of Bankhead Seafood, owner of Super Sound Studios, investor and much more. Harris was also awarded the first-ever “Voice of the Culture” award by ASCAP and is the host of a new #1 rated podcast, expediTIously with Tip “T.I.” Harris.
Mimi Jones, bassist/vocalist/producer/label owner and now filmmaker, has reigned supreme, as a side woman to an impressive coterie of musicians and as a leader with three original recording projects on her own Hot Tone Music label. Jones studied Music at the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory, and has also studied with Linda McKnight, Lisle Atkinson, Barry Harris, Milt Hinton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef. She has toured extensively for over 25 years throughout the seven continents, and has played with such people as Frank Ocean, Kenny Barron, DD Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Roy Hargrove, Terri Lyne Carrington, Beyonce, Jason Moran and more. Mimi Jones co-directs a multimedia interdisciplinary production with pianist ArcoIris Sandoval entitled The D.O.M.E. Experience, creating choreography, musical and visual works inspired by social injustices and environmental changes in our world. Voted #1 & #2 rising star by the DownBeat polls for 3 consecutive years, she is currently working on a new project called The Black Madonna. The Berklee School of Music professor recently began collaborating with a trio called Nite Bjuti featuring Vocalist Candice Hoyes, and Sound Chemist Val Jeanty.
Ledisi is a twelve-time Grammy nominated powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades. Since arriving on the scene in the late 1990s, she’s garnered three Soul Train Music awards, an NAACP Theater Award and 6 NAACP Image Award nominations. Most recently, Ledisi received two LA Alliance Ovation Award nominations, one for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Ledisi is extremely passionate about being an advocate for the arts. Lobbying for young musicians and protecting the rights of creatives. She is also a playwright and author, releasing her first book Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love and Power, a collaboration with Essence. Her latest book, Don’t Ever Lose Your Walk: How to Embrace Your Journey is released through her own Chinweya Publishing Company. Her first play, Legend of Little Girl Blue made what was supposed to be a subtle premiere at The Wallis Theatre in Beverly Hills CA. Seven shows grew into 19 sold-out nights, already Legend of Little Girl Blue has been asked to premiere on a bigger stage coming in Spring 2021. As CEO of her record label Listen Back Entertainment/BMG, she continues to utilize and develop her versatile skills as a singer/songwriter, music producer, author, playwright, film producer.
Greg Alverez Reid most recently appeared In the HBO documentary “The Apollo”. He is an actor and arts collaborator who has traveled the country and the world performing and creating with all types of artists. His theatre credits consist of off-Broadway and numerous regional theatre and renowned arts centers, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in his native Washington, DC. Notable performances include “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the inaugural stage productions of Between The World And Me, directed by Kamilah Forbes. Greg has collaborated with arts organizations including Hi-Arts, NAACP Hollywood Bureau, Sundance Theatre Lab, KCTYA and FOTD@HU, as well as produced content for HBO, VH1, One Foot Productions, Seachange Entertainment, MTV, Logo and NBC. He is a proud graduate of the Illustrious Howard University and the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University.
Nate Smith has been a key piece in reinvigorating the international music scene with his visceral, instinctive, and deep-rooted style of drumming for nearly two decades. He holds a diverse and ample résumé, which includes work with esteemed jazz leading lights such as Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, José James, John Patitucci, Ravi Coltrane, and Somi among many others. His 2x Grammy-nominated debut album, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere, sees Smith fusing his original modern jazz compositions with R&B, pop, and hip-hop. He has also ventured into the pop/rock world with recent collaborations with Vulfpeck spin off band The Fearless Flyers, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) and performances with songwriters Emily King and Van Hunt. In recent years, through a series of viral videos, he has emerged as one of the most influential and popular drummers of his generation.
Olivia Washington will next be seen in “The Little Things,” directed by John Lee Hancock for Warner Bros and is currently working on “Macbeth,” directed by Joel Coen for A24. She previously recurred on “Mr. Robot,” and in the second season of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” on Netflix. On the stage, Olivia appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon with Shakespeare in the Park in New York. Last year she also starred and received rave reviews for her work in Familiar, directed by Edward Torres, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME is directed by Kamilah Forbes who also serves as executive producer; executive produced by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Kelechi Watson and Roger Ross Williams. Williams’ production company ONE STORY UP produces.
On Saturday, October 3, THE THIRD DAY will feature a special live theatrical event “Autumn” to enhance viewers’ experience of this six-episode limited series. HBO audiences will be able to watch this 12-hour event unfold on HBO’s Facebook page with streaming beginning at 1:30am PT/4:30am ET. After the initial broadcast, viewers will be able to replay the event in its entirety … Read more
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 28, 2020 – HBO has renewed REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER for two more seasons, it was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. The show will be on the network through 2022 and is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. “For 18 seasons, Bill Maher and the … Read more
AXIOS on HBO continues with a new episode, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), featuring insightful and news making interviews with top leaders and decision makers from a range of sectors, including politics, tech, media, science, and business. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting, and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping our future. The episode will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
This week’s episode features:
Veteran journalist Bob Woodward and Axios national political correspondent Jonathan Swan, both known for their reporting and insights about President Donald Trump and his administration, discuss the president, the Supreme Court, the future of American democracy and how this administration and this moment in history differs from the eight previous presidencies Woodward has covered.
Dr. Andre Perry, a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities discusses the racial wealth gap and the possible paths towards reparations for Black Americans with Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin.
President of Planned Parenthood Alexis McGill Johnson and Axios White House and politics editor Margaret Talev discuss the future of Roe v. Wade, the fight over reproductive rights, and the balance of the Supreme Court.
President of Susan B. Anthony List Marjorie Dannenfelser talks about President Donald Trump and overturning Roe v. Wade with Axios co-founder and CEO Jim VandeHei.
AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.