Production Begins on HBO Documentary Films "Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind"

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Dec. 12, 2018 – Production has begun on the HBO Documentary Films presentation Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, a documentary about the legendary actress, it was announced today by HBO. The feature-length film will explore Wood’s life and career through the unique perspective of her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and others who knew her best.

From Amblin Television, the documentary will be produced by Gregson Wagner and Manoah Bowman (author of Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life), with Laurent Bouzereau (Five Came Back, Don’t Say No Until I Finish Talking) directing and producing. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are executive producing for Amblin Television.

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind will feature previously unseen home movies, photographs, diaries, letters and artifacts, as well as intimate interviews with her friends, family, co-stars and colleagues. The film will re-examine her personal and professional triumphs and challenges, which have often been overshadowed by her tragic death at age 43. The documentary will debut on HBO in 2020.

“I’m looking forward to working with HBO, Amblin Television and our director, Laurent Bouzereau, to create this unprecedented portrait of a woman who was an actress, a legend and ultimately, my mother,” says Natasha Gregson Wagner.

Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg, with investment partners that include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures. Amblin Television’s co-presidents, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has ten series in various stages of production including Bull for CBS, Roswell, New Mexico for the CW, the adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix, Amazing Stories for Apple, Halo for Showtime, Animaniacs for Hulu, Days that Shaped America for The History Channel, Why We Hate and Cooper’s Treasure for Discovery, and Resident Alien for SYFY. Some of Amblin Television’s previous credits include the Emmy Award-winning drama The Americans for FX, Emmy-nominated HBO movie All The Way starring Bryan Cranston, Smash for NBC, Under the Dome for CBS, Falling Skies for TNT, The Borgias and The United States of Tara for Showtime, and Las Vegas for NBC.

HBO is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 142 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc., HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Band of Brothers, and The Wire. In the United States, HBO and sister network Cinemax are available across multiple platforms including HBO On Demand, Cinemax On Demand, HBO GO and MAX GO, as well as HBO NOW. Internationally, HBO branded services, including television networks and the standalone streaming product HBO GO, are available in more than 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. HBO and Cinemax programming is also sold into more than 150 countries worldwide.


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