HBO continued its behind-the-scenes makeover yesterday, when producer Colin Callendar, a 20-year veteran who helped to guide HBO through its golden age, left the network. Callendar was, according to the Los Angeles Times, "responsible for HBO's ambitious, sophisticated and hugely expensive original movies," including miniseries like Angels in America and John Adams. But the large price tags of his productions—his upcoming WWII drama, The Pacific, cost over $200 million— had corporate executives worried about recouping their money in foreign sales and DVDs. Callendar plans to form his own company in 2009.
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