Classical Baby is the name of an American television series for young children and families directed by Amy Schatz and produced by HBO. The Classical Baby series is designed to introduce young children to masterpieces from the worlds of music, art, dance, and poetry.
The series has won 4 Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award, the Directors Guild of America Award, Parents’ Choice Awards, and others.
All Def Comedy is an American television series featuring stand-up comedy airing on HBO. It is produced by Russell Simmons and a continuation of Def Comedy Jam, Simmons' stand-up series on HBO airing from 1992 to 1997.
A special aired on November 12, 2016, and a six-episode season will premiere on December 1, 2017. The series is hosted by Tony Rock.
Amy Schatz is an American director and producer of documentaries and children's shows and series.Schatz's titles include the Classical Baby series and the bedtime classic, Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales. She recently completed Song of Parkland, an HBO Documentary film featuring the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama students and their teacher, Melody Herzfeld, and The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm, a short film for young people on The Holocaust.
Her work has earned 8 Emmy Awards, 5 Directors Guild of America Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, Parents' Choice Award, the Gracie Award, 5 Animation Emmy Awards, and others.
Additional HBO shows include Saving My Tomorrow, a 6-part series on the environment produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, An Apology to Elephants, a film with Lily Tomlin, A Child's Garden of Poetry, A Family is a Family is a Family: a Rosie O’Donnell Celebration, Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce, 'Twas the Night, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression, Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001, The Music in Me, the 12-part Harold and the Purple Crayon, and others.
Schatz has also produced award-winning arts programs and documentaries for PBS. Her credits include the Bill Moyers series, Moyers on Addiction, A World of Ideas and What Can We Do About Violence? Also for PBS, she produced Fred Friendly's Before I Die and Your Money & Your Life and stories for the arts series City Arts and EGG. Her feature film credits include associate producer on George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and Meredith Monk's Books of Days.
Schatz is a graduate of McGill University, Montreal, and lives in New York City with her husband and two kids. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban American actor and director who became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. In the 2000s, he starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels:, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and in The Lost City. In recent years he's had a career resurgence in such films as Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Book Club, The Mule, and My Dinner with Hervé.
García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III. He was Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated for his titular role in For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
Contraband is an upcoming drama television series created by J. J. Abrams that is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
A doll is a model of a human being, often used as a toy for children. Dolls have traditionally been used in magic and religious rituals throughout the world, and traditional dolls made of materials such as clay and wood are found in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. The earliest documented dolls go back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. They have been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as elaborate art. Modern doll manufacturing has its roots in Germany, from the 15th century. With industrialization and new materials such as porcelain and plastic, dolls were increasingly mass-produced. During the 20th century, dolls became increasingly popular as collectibles.
Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Jordan Peele, Misha Green, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program is presented to television programming aimed towards children in any format. Series, specials and non-fiction programming are all eligible for the award. Prior to 1974, both daytime and primetime programming was eligible. However, once the Daytime Emmy Awards were formed, only primetime television remained eligible.
Sheila Nevins (born April 6, 1939) is an American television producer and head of MTV Documentary Films division of MTV Studios. Previously, Nevins was the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced over 1,000 documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Nevins has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.
The Undoing is an upcoming American drama miniseries, based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, that is set to premiere on HBO. The series stars Nicole Kidman who is also set to executive produce alongside David E. Kelley, Susanne Bier, Per Saari, and Bruna Papandrea. Kelley is also set to write and showrun the series and Bier is expected to direct.
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