WB Online Original Short to Go to HBO/Cinemax4 Mar, 2002 By: Kurt Indvik
In another deal that signals that the traditional lines of filmed entertainment distribution continue to blur, Date Squad, a short film developed for Warner Bros. Online and starring Amanda Peet, has been sold to HBO for broadcast. It's the first time, according to Warner Bros. that the division has sold one of its original Internet films to an offline media outlet. Date Squad will appear on HBO's Cinemax beginning tomorrow, March 5.
Warner Bros. Online features a number of original short films including Exterminator, starring Gary Busey and Theresa Russell, and Mission: IMP, starring Jordan Feldman.
Date Squad is about a romantically challenged woman (Peet) whose sister hires the Date Squad to intervene and find Mr. Right. The romantic comedy was directed by Amie Steir.