HBO Tinkers with helm of ‘Deadwood’

Cabler signs new exec produer, director to hit series

HBO has signed Mark Tinker as an executive producer and director of “Deadwood” and has picked up two nonfiction specials for multiple runs in November.

Tinker, who has won four Emmys during his 32-year TV career, worked on shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Hill Street Blues” and “St. Elsewhere.”

Tinker has had a long partnership with David Milch, who created “NYPD Blue” and is creator and executive producer of “Deadwood,” which has started production on its third season of 12 episodes.

Meanwhile, HBO has bought “Paper Clips,” a feature-length documentary about students in a small Tennessee school who engineered a drive to collect one paper clip for each person killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust.

The initiative received worldwide recognition, leading to a paper-clip memorial to Holocaust victims located in Whitwell, Tenn. The executive producers are Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Matthew Hiltzik, Jeffrey Tahler, Robert M. Johnson, Donny Epstein, Elie Landau and Yeeshai Gross.

Joe Fab is the writer, co-producer with Ari Daniel Pinchot and co-director with Eliot Berlin of “Paper Clips.” It premieres on HBO Nov. 9.

HBO has also scheduled “I Have Tourette’s, but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me,” a half-hour special dealing with how children afflicted with Tourette’s go about their daily lives. Ellen Goosenberg Kent is the producer-director in collaboration with the Tourette Syndrome Assn. Sheila Nevins is executive producer for HBO. It kicks off Nov. 12.

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