Warner Bros. Discovery cuts around 70 jobs at HBO Max

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Warner Bros. Discovery is cutting some jobs. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

After rumors swirled that Warner Bros. Discovery would be announcing a massive restructuring for HBO Max, the company has reportedly eliminated some jobs — though not nearly as many as had been feared. Warner Bros. Discovery is cutting around 14 percent of staff, or about 70 jobs, that had been under the purview of HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys, according to Variety.

HBO Max fans had reason to worry about worse cuts — Warner Bros. Discovery shelved Batgirl earlier this month (reportedly for a tax write-off) and has quietly pulled several HBO Max-exclusive films off the service. Some of the eliminated positions are reportedly focused on HBO Max’s reality unit, which overlapped with Discovery’s own reality team…

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Author: Jay Peters