Today, Warner Bros. announced the launch of a new production division for HBO Max called Warner Max.
Warner Max will be overseen by HBO Max Chief Content Office Kevin Reilly and Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich. The goal of Warner Max will be to produce 8 to 10 mid-budget films each year for HBO Max.
Reilly and Toby Emmerich will share greenlight responsibility for Warner Max while working closely with Warner Bros. Pictures Group COO Carloyn Blackwood and HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey. Jessie Henderson, the EVP of original feature films for HBO Max, will expand her role to serve as the day-to-day head of the label and liaison between HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures Group., jointly reporting to Blackwood and Aubrey.
Kevin Reilly made the following statement on Warner Max’s mission to produce quality films for HBO Max:
“From the get-go we have been strategizing with Toby and Carolyn about HBO Max original films. We are going to deliver a collaborative and lean process for talent, make a range of quality films, and provide a platform for each of them to have cultural impact. Now, HBO Max will be home to a robust collection of the legendary Warner Bros. film library and a new slate of original WarnerMax films.”
Toby Emmerich made the following statement on working with the team at Warner Bros.:
“Working with Kevin, Sarah, Jessie and their teams, we’re committed to creating dynamic and compelling films that draw on the depth and scope of the creative resources across WarnerMedia. We’re excited to help make HBO Max a destination for both film-lovers and the creative community, while delivering a win across the entire WarnerMedia organization.”
Warner Max films are planned for release on HBO Max later this year. Are you excited to see what Warner Bros. and Warner Max have planned for HBO Max? Let us know below!
Previously announced projects being developed for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max include a Dune series centered on an order of women known as the Bene Gesserit, with Denis Villeneuve directing the pilot episode. Furthermore, HBO Max will include Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, an animated prequel series revealing the origins of the cute but dangerous creatures.
HBO Max is currently scheduled to launch commercially in May 2020 with an anticipated 10,000 hours of premium content.
Source: The Wrap