HBO, Salon Ink Development Deal


HBO Films and Salon Media Group, Inc. will team to develop possible story
ideas that could turn into full-length movies, according to an agreement
announced Tuesday by the parties.

Under the pact, HBO Films will underwrite select story
ideas to appear on the
news and entertainment Web site that could be optioned for future film
adaptations on HBO, said representatives from the companies.

HBO will have a first-look deal for original material from Salon, which will
present multiple story ideas compiled by its editorial staff and network of
freelance writers.

'This promises to be an exciting new relationship, where by Salon will
provide HBO with a new brain trust for creative programming,' Keri Putnam,
senior vice president, HBO Films in a statement.

'We look forward to working closely with their editorial team to mine the
talents of Salon's diverse network of journalists.'