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Anne Thomopoulos Joins Legendary Global

Legendary’s New Global TV Initiative with Chris Albrecht Launched in 2019

Burbank, CA – March 3, 2020 – Legendary Global, a television venture between Legendary Entertainment and Chris Albrecht to develop, finance and produce premium international scripted television, announced today that prolific TV producer and executive Anne Thomopoulos has joined the company as a partner. Working alongside Albrecht, Thomopoulos will focus on identifying and acquiring international content under the company’s remit to provide qualifying English language programming that will appeal to local platforms and successfully play to a worldwide audience.

 

Thomopoulos and Albrecht are reuniting after a successful run together at HBO, where Albrecht served as Chairman and CEO and Thomopoulos created and oversaw the network’s dramatic series department. During this time the network saw a pattern of success with numerous breakout shows including “Rome” and “Band of Brothers,” which won six Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, and a Golden Globe® Award for Best Miniseries.

 

“Anne’s ability to identify and foster content that resonates with audiences around the world is second to none. To work together again on this global stage is an opportunity to continue our collaboration across boarders in the pursuit of great content and the growth of Legendary Global,” said Albrecht.

 

“The combination of working with Legendary to grow their global television strategy and reuniting with Chris Albrecht was an opportunity I couldn’t resist,” stated Thomopoulos.

 

Legendary Global recently announced the acquisition of Robert Whiting’s book “Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan,” with Emmy® award winner and Academy® award nominee Terence Winter set to write the pilot with Emmy award nominee Sherry Marsh attached as an Executive Producer; and set Jack Thorne to write and executive produce a dynamic and relevant retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities.”

 

About Anne Thomopoulos

Thomopoulos comes to Legendary Global from the CAA Global Television Department. She previously served as Senior Vice President of HBO credited with the creation of their dramatic series department. She launched the department with “OZ,” HBO’s ground-breaking one-hour drama series. Subsequently, she established the acclaimed miniseries division developing and overseeing “From the Earth to the Moon,” a 12-part miniseries that won numerous awards including three Emmy® Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Her subsequent miniseries include “Band of Brothers” and “The Corner,” which won four Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, and a Peabody Award. Thomopoulos also developed and Executive Produced HBO/BBC historical dramatic series “ROME,” the 7-part HBO miniseries “Generation Kill” and served as Executive Producer on “CAMELOT” for Starz where she had a first look producing deal. In 2014, she completed the three season run of the historical series, “BORGIA” for Canal + and went on to executive produce “THE BLACK BOX” for ABC, 3 seasons of “VERSAILLES” for Canal + and the historical drama “The Collection” written by Oliver Goldstick for France 3 and Amazon, as well as season 1 of the ten-part drama series “Britannia” for SKY. Her most recent production, THE HOOK UP PLAN, a French language romantic comedy series dropped on NETFLIX in December 2018.

 

Anne Thomopoulos, a dual national of The United States and France, lives between Paris and Los Angeles.