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David Simon ‘Focused Internally,’ Dismisses M&A Rumors

David Simon might just be sitting out the battle for Kohl’s Corp. after all. Simon, who is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Simon Property Group, threw cold water on rumors around the company’s dealmaking — although he didn’t specifically address reports, including in WWD, that the real estate firm offered to buy Kohl’s for $68 a share, or $8.7 billion.
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Producer David Simon on HBO's GTTF drama, "We Own This City"

Today, it’s Midday on the Arts. Coming up later in the hour, we’ll hear from the young cellist who burst on the classical music scene when he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister Isata, a wonderful pianist, will be performing in Baltimore this weekend, and they both join us. We’ll also check in with theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck who will give us her take on Henry V, the latest production at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
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David Simon and George Pelecanos Call ‘We Own This City’ a “Coda” for ‘The Wire’

“When you have to fight, you have to win…if we lose the fights, we lose the streets.” This is what Officer Wayne Jenkins (Jon Bernthal) tells a room of rookie cops in the opening montage of HBO‘s new crime drama We Own This City. It’s his way of justifying a whole score of sins, including (but not limited to) police brutality, racial profiling, and outright theft. It’s also his way of convincing the acolytes hanging on his every word that they are right, and might makes that right. HBO’s brutal new crime drama We Own This City takes a look at...
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‘We Own This City’ Is the Perfect Marriage of Material and Its Co-Creators, David Simon and George Pelecanos: TV Review

Click here to read the full article. Scripted limited-run dramas inspired by recent, buzzy true-crime tales have recently oversaturated the market. And yet for as many as there are, notably few have drawn from what is arguably America’s most consequential (and most intractable) criminal justice phenomenon. The problem of dysfunctional policing and its disproportionate impact on communities of color has been largely ignored by scripted television, save for occasional arcs on the fictional police dramas whose rose-tinted views of police work have contributed to that very issue. (The quality of such well-intentioned episodes generally ranges between “Not totally humiliating” and...
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David Simon and George Pelecanos on How America Changed Between The Wire and Their New Police Show We Own This City

Two of the most famous names behind The Wire are back with another story examining the underbelly of law enforcement in Baltimore. David Simon and George Pelecanos, who worked together on the acclaimed 2002–2008 HBO drama, have teamed up for the new HBO Max miniseries We Own This City, about a real-life rogue gun-tracing unit in the Baltimore Police Department.
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‘We Own This City’ Isn’t ‘The Wire’ — But It Is David Simon Declaring All Cops Are Bastards

Click here to read the full article. In the 14 years since The Wire concluded its run as one of the most acclaimed dramas in television history, fans have pleaded with the series’ co-creator, journalist-turned-producer David Simon, for an additional season or three. Simon and Ed Burns made The Wire as much to politically agitate as to entertain, and Simon has said that the show’s inability to make so much as a dent in the systemic problems of America left him uninterested in revisiting Jimmy McNulty, Bunk Moreland, and friends. When HBO announced that Simon and longtime Wire writer George Pelecanos...
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‘We Own This City’: David Simon and HBO Bring Baltimore’s Corrupt Gun Trace Task Force to Television

Based on the 2021 book by former Sun, now Baltimore Banner, reporter Justin Fenton—which chronicled the crimes and trials of the BPD’s infamous Gun Trace Task Force—HBO’s six-episode series We Own This City launches April 25. Developed by David Simon and George Pelecanos, and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the series brings the horrific corruption within the Baltimore Police Department to the screen, going all the way back to The Wire era and bringing the disastrous prosecution of the drug war all the way forward.
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Moloco Welcomes Adtech Veteran David Simon as Head of Growth Initiatives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 22, 2022-- Moloco ( www.moloco.com ), a leader in machine learning (ML) and growth solutions for performance marketers, announced today the appointment of David Simon as General Manager of Growth Initiatives. In this new role, David will spearhead Moloco’s growth and revenue strategy to help advance the company’s mission of democratizing machine learning solutions for companies of all sizes.
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