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[11/08/17 - 08:00 AM]
PodOp and HBO Launch Interactive Storytelling App "Mosaic," from Emmy(R)-Winning Director Steven Soderbergh
Viewers will be able to see how their versions of the story on the app ultimately compare to Soderbergh's when HBO Films presents "Mosaic" as a six-part limited series debuting Monday, January 22 on the main HBO channel.

[10/06/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: Steven Soderbergh Gives First Look at Interactive Storytelling App "Mosaic" at Future of Storytelling Festival
Soderbergh told attendees, "'Mosaic' is a branching narrative piece. While branching narratives have been around forever, technology now allows, I hope, for a more elegant, intuitive form of engagement than used to be possible."

[09/24/15 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 24
Updates include: TNT axes Jennifer Beals-led drama "Proof"; Sam Jaeger, Harold Perrineau cast in "Poor Richard's Almanack" at USA; and Steven Soderbergh to bring experimental "Mosaic" to HBO.







MOSAIC (HBO)
Premieres Monday, January 22
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, November 2017) What is the future of storytelling Oscar(R)- and Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's answer is unveiled today when the MOSAIC mobile app launches as a free download for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and Apple TV(R), with the free Android app coming soon. Presented by PodOp, a media technology company changing the way stories are crafted and experienced, and developed for HBO by Soderbergh and Casey Silver, in conjunction with writer Ed Solomon, the MOSAIC app is an interactive experience that could be the next step in storytelling. The launch of the MOSAIC app comes at a time when consumers are looking for new forms of mobile-first entertainment, with eMarketer reporting this year that consumers now spend up to 20% of their media time on mobile apps, and that almost 85% of their smartphone time is spent in-app instead of on a traditional mobile web browser. MOSAIC aims to give this growing audience a mobile experience unlike any they've had before. To accomplish this, Soderbergh and his partners at PodOp, a media technology company that, unlike other ventures of this type, is driven by narrative rather than technology, explored what happens when filmmakers ask engineers to serve the story, rather than the other way around. Three years in the making, this first full-length production, developed in association with HBO, leverages new technology that enables viewers to choose from which point of view to follow the story and, in effect, to build their own experience from the material created and curated by Soderbergh and Solomon. Challenged to come up with compelling storylines and character connections without being able to anticipate what paths a viewer might choose to take, Solomon's resulting script read like none other before it, and required Soderbergh to shoot scenes from multiple perspectives throughout filming. The technology developed to support this product resulted in PodOp filing 14 new patents, including script management tools for user selection-driven narratives and new forms of data mining to inform content experiences.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Beau Bridges
· Devin Ratray
· Frederick Weller
· Garrett Hedlund
· James Ransone
· Jennifer Ferrin
· Jeremy Bobb
· Maya Kazan
· Michael Cerveris
· Paul Reubens
· Sharon Stone
CREW INFORMATION:
· Casey Silver as EP
· Ed Solomon as WRTR
· Steven Soderbergh as DIR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· PodOp