Report: Frank Rich to Join HBO as Consultant

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily brings news that Frank Rich has been hired as a consultant for HBO.

Mr. Rich will continue to write his weekly New York Times op-ed column. The writer tells Ms. Finke, “It’s the start of a new chapter in my life that’s fun, quite frankly. I’ve been stage and movie struck since high school. Both have been a passion of mine. And I’ve always been thinking I would love to be part of this world. At HBO I can do everything from a comedy to a docudrama at a high level where you don’t have to answer to sponsors.”