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Exclusive: Warner Bros. Studios Honors 100th Anniversary by Recreating Iconic Classics in a Range of Short Films.


As part of the ongoing celebration of the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios, parent company Warner Bros. Discovery commissioned short film adaptations of six classic films from his vault.

These 20-minute shorts, which will be available to stream on Max later this year, will update the films through today’s more diverse and inclusive understanding of the world, with what WBD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team ” representative casting, storytelling and narrative storytelling”. .”

Six filmmakers have already been chosen by a committee that includes WBD senior vice president of DEI in North America Karen Horne in addition to individuals from Warner Bros. Pictures, Visual Communications, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Urban World, Sundance Indigenous Lab, Outfest and ReelAbilities Film Fest. The filmmakers, who are given a budget that allows them to get their own compensation, will begin production this summer and will be guided by a group of established producers and directors, including Greg Berlanti (The CW’s Arrowverse), Angel Manuel Soto (Blue beetle), Blitz Bazawale (The color purple), Jon M. Chu (Crazy rich Asians), Daniel Goulet (Night Raiders) and James Lebrecht (Crip Camp). Ali Afshar (American wrestler: the magician, Holiday Harmony, A Christmas mystery) will serve as an advisory producer on all projects.

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with WBD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to expand the opportunities for a wider range of talent to achieve their dreams at Warner Bros.,” Mike De Luca and Pam, co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros. Pictures Group Abdy said in a joint statement. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this studio’s 100-year legacy than investing in the next generation of great storytellers, and we look forward to seeing these iconic films through their eyes.”

The six filmmakers and their revamped classics are Robin Cloud (Calamity Jane), Regan Linton (Jack and the beanstalk), B. Monet (A star is born), Monica Moore Suriyage (The Adventures of Robin Hood), Juan Pablo Arias Munoz (Rebel without purpose) and Taietsarón:sere ‘Tai’ Leclaire (The Prince and the Pauper).

“The Impact of Warner Bros.” films of the past century have been amazing — they have shaped our culture and our understanding of the world around us,” WBD chief DEI officer Asif Sadiq said in a statement. “To mark the studio’s 100th anniversary we are excited to enable these talented filmmakers to create a modern and diverse reimagining of these iconic productions as a tribute to the original work and as a mechanism to remind us of the power we have to tell stories and images people in an inclusive and complete manner.”

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