HBO Drops Plans For Film On Fox News Channel

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is dropping its plans to make a film on Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News Channel.

The network had optioned film rights to work by media writer Gabriel Sherman, who is writing a book on Fox News. But HBO said Thursday that it’s not going forward with those plans, saying it wouldn’t be appropriate considering the network’s ties to Fox competitor CNN. Both HBO and CNN are owned by Time Warner.

Until a report on the website Deadline Hollywood on Thursday, it wasn’t even common knowledge that HBO was working on a Fox film. HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson says little work had been done so far.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski among the producers of the shelved film.

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Brian Talty says:

July 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm

What would be the point? Most people know Fox is just a farce and at best a branch of the neocon element of the RNC. It’s a place where disgraced GOP politicians and journalism can atrophy while tomenting the nation.

    Jason Crundwell says:

    July 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Wow. Bitter much? Is it killing you that FNC is #1 while CNN quickly fades?

Brian Bussey says:

July 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I thought the B in HBO stood for BALLS ?

Brian Bussey says:

July 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

as a matter of fact, this kinda ticks me off. Somewhere in American, there has to be a media that is immune to political / advertiser pressure. Since when do we bow down to Austrialians?