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Updated: Oct 22, 2023

HBO Max Original Documentary Specials Narrated by Morgan Freeman and Directed by Academy Award® and Emmy®- Nominated Filmmaker Leslie Iwerks Premiere August 6

Toronto. July 18, 2023 – Hollywood Suite is pleased to announce it is the exclusive Canadian broadcast home for the four HBO Max Original documentary specials 100 Years of Warner Bros., premiering Sunday, August 6 at 8pm ET. The specials explore the impact of Warner Bros. on art, commerce and culture, telling the story of the fabled entertainment studio on its 100th anniversary.

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Academy Award® and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks (The Imagineering Story, Recycled Life), 100 Years of Warner Bros. provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the history of the iconic Hollywood studio, from the underdog origins of the company to its transformation into a global entertainment powerhouse. All four specials will be available on Hollywood Suite On Demand on August 1.

“We are thrilled to present the Canadian Premiere of 100 Years of Warner Bros.,” said Sharon Stevens, Vice-President, Programming, Hollywood Suite. “It is the perfect fit for us at Hollywood Suite to share the story of one of the most prolific entertainment studios in history and celebrate the films that have left their mark on audiences around the world for generations.”

The four documentary specials feature over 60 interviews with legendary filmmakers, actors and executives including: Kim Basinger, Candice Bergen, Linda Blair, Orlando Bloom, Quinta Brunson, LeVar Burton, Tim Burton, Lynda Carter, Jon M. Chu, George Clooney, Chris Columbus, Kevin Costner, Alfonso Cuarón, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro Ernest Dickerson, Clint Eastwood, Toby Emmerich, Morgan Freeman, William Friedkin, Gal Gadot, Andy Garcia, Tony Gilroy, Ron Howard, Ke Huy Quan, Patty Jenkins, Harvey Keitel, Linda Lavin, Chuck Lorre, Baz Luhrmann, Leonard Maltin, Ben Mankiewicz, Matthew Modine, Gregory Nava, Christopher Nolan, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Orr, Jesse Palmer, Todd Phillips, Daniel Radcliffe, Keanu Reeves, Charles Roven, Martin Scorsese, Jacqueline Stewart, Oliver Stone, Emma Thomas, Cass Warner, John Wells, Oprah Winfrey and Constance Wu.

100 Years of Warner Bros. Specials:

100 Years of Warner Bros.: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Premieres Sunday, August 6 at 8pm ET

Four brothers set out to build a movie studio from the ground up–while making a giant leap from silent films to “talkies.” As the Warners stand up to WWII Nazism, personal ambitions lead to family betrayal.

Followed by: Rebel Without A Cause (1955) and Cool Hand Luke (1967)

100 Years of Warner Bros.: Clint, Kubrick and Kryptonite Premieres Sunday, August 13 at 8pm ET

After a historic sale, Warner Bros. navigates the upheavals of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Under a new strategist CEO, the company enters an era of unmatched storytelling with groundbreaking projects. Followed by: Mean Streets (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

100 Years of Warner Bros.: Heroes, Villains and Friends Premieres Sunday, August 20 at 8pm ET

In the ‘80s, a new generation helps crown Warner Bros. as a forerunner in Hollywood’s blockbuster age. After a historic merger, the company becomes one of the biggest entertainment giants in the world. Followed by: The Exorcist (1973), Batman (1989), Goodfellas (1990), Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Ocean’s Twelve (2004).

100 Years of Warner Bros.: Wizarding World and The Big Bang Premieres Sunday, August 27 at 8pm ET

As the millennium brings a new era of business partnerships bookended by mergers, Warner Bros. continues to champion authentic voices while harnessing the latest technologies of the digital age.

Followed by: Inception (2010).

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