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JOHN WELLS
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Our Shows
 

 

ER
Airing on POPTV, streaming on Hulu

Set in Chicago, this medical drama deals with the personal and professional crises of the doctors in the emergency room at County General Hospital. From the exciting to the mundane, a day in the frantic hospital serves up many interesting dilemmas as well as heartrending choices for everyone on staff...

Shameless
Airing on Showtime, streaming on Netflix

Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children -- led by oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother's absence...

The West Wing
Streaming on Netflix

Cutthroat presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country...

 
 
 
 
 
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John Wells Inks 9-Figure Warner Bros. Deal, Sets Expansive 13-Show Slate

Under the pact (which runs through 2024), Wells will continue to develop original projects for multiple platforms, including premium and basic cable channels, on-demand and streaming outlets as well as broadcast networks. What's more, Wells has set a massive development slate with 13 projects as his John Wells Productions banner shifts from its "boutique" history of nurturing a small number of projects to more of a mini-studio…

 
Writers have a collective moral responsibility for the emotional lives of our community. We do make a difference. We change people, their opinions. We inform our audience, not just nationally, but worldwide. We influence them with our own prejudices, hatreds, fears, fantasies. We inform them with our own humanity. They listen to us, they believe us, they accept what we say as truth.
— John Wells, President Emeritus of Humanitas
 
 
 
 
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Our Films

 

The Company Men

When the GTX Corporation must cut jobs to improve the company's balance sheet during the 2010 recession, thousands of employees will take the hit, like Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Bobby learns the real life consequences of not having a job. Not only does he see a change to his family lifestyle, and the loss of his home, but also his feelings of self-worth.

August: Osage County

Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including middle daughter Ivy, youngest daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August.

LOVE AND MERCY

In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson (John Cusack), under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.