Television Listings

HBO acquires "Afghan Star" documentary

By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - HBO has acquired the U.S. TV rights to "Afghan Star," a feature documentary about four youngsters who risk everything to win a popular "American Idol"-style TV series in the war-torn nation.

The movie, currently in limited theatrical release through Zeitgeist Films, is slated to premiere on the cable network in early 2010. From filmmaker Havana Marking, it won the directing and audience awards at the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary competition earlier this year.

(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Reel Reviews: Seasonal movie favourites never get old
 
Hip hop artist Tyler Skyy records one song a week for two years
 
Winter paddle hits Kal Lake
Stolen dog returned to SPCA shelter
 
Possible bomb threat at Safeway
 
Salmo senior killed in collision
Nelson singer achieves provincial gold standard
 
Puppet nears completion
 
Davis: Last of Tolkien’s Hobbit series in cinemas

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.