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HBO teams up with Salon
By Allison Romano
Broadcasting & Cable
8/14/2002 8:00:00 AM

Home Box Office’s film unit is teaming up with Salon Media Group to develop print and film projects.

HBO Films will underwrite select stories for entertainment and news Web site Salon.com with the option of adapting stories for movies.

The deal gives HBO first-look at any ideas pitched by Salon’s staff and stable of free-lancers.

“Salon will provide HBO with a new brain trust for creative programming,” HBO Films senior vice president Keri Putnam said in a prepared statement.