Inside the House of Plepler, HBO Creatives See an ‘Insurance Policy’ That Will Protect Them From Becoming Netflix [Vanity Fair]

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Inside the House of Plepler, HBO Creatives See an ‘Insurance Policy’ That Will Protect Them From Becoming Netflix [Vanity Fair]

By Joe Pompeo

July 15, 2018 | As a result of the never-ending AT&T-Time Warner combination, John Stankey has gone from being Richard Plepler’s suitor to becoming his boss. (On Thursday, despite the deal’s closure, the Department of Justice announced it would appeal a federal verdict that approved the sale.) Subsequently, the media world has become endlessly fascinated by how a professional manager, and leading executive of a mass-scale behemoth, will oversee Plepler’s boutique cultural gem. It’s a crucial moment for HBO, after all, as the network continues to withstand pressure from Amazon and Netflix, among others, which poured a combined $10.5 billion into the space last year.

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