Crystal inks deal with HBO

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Actor/comedian Billy Crystal is teaming up with Home Box Office to produce shows for the
pay network.

Crystal inked a three-year deal with HBO to produce under the name Jennilind

The deal includes short and long-form series, and Crystal will have a role in
development, writing and directing.

He tapped former Fox executive Cheryl Bloch as senior vice president of
television development for Jennilind.