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As Hacks‘ Paul W. Downs set out with co-creators Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky to produce the HBO Max series’ first season, music weighed heavily on his mind. The multi-hyphenate has found the work of the music supervisor specifically to be “integral to the fabric” of each show he’s worked on, given its power to
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Peaky Blinders and Cobra producer Joe Donaldson has set an indie, Magic Hour Television, and signed a first-look deal with All3Media International and All3Media-owned drama house New Pictures. Donaldson will develop a slate, funded by All3 and its international arm, and partner with New Pictures co-founder and CEO Willow Grylls to produce scripted TV. Furthermore, Donaldson
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The BBC must reform its operating license to focus on online services or “become out of step with audience behavior and technology developments,” according to British media regulator Ofcom. Failure to act “could stand in the way of the BBC’s transformation,” it added in a series of proposals set out today centered around modernizing the
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Parents and reporters were asked to leave Uvalde City Hall this afternoon before a Texas House of Representatives committee held a hearing to gather testimony from officers involved in the response to a school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17 others there last month. Video posted by CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz
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EXCLUSIVE: SonyLIV has ordered its most ambitious original series to date, an adaptation of Indian independence non-fiction book Freedom at Midnight, as the streamer gears up to become a global service within three years. News of the series order came in a wide ranging interview with SonyLIV Executive Vice President and Business Head Danish Khan,
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SAG-AFTRA’s national board has voted overwhelmingly (84.54% to 15.46%) to approve a tentative new agreement for its Network Television Code, which was recently negotiated with the major television broadcast networks and other producers. It will now be sent to SAG-AFTRA members for ratification. The contract generates more than $200 million a year in covered earnings
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EXCLUSIVE: German public broadcaster’s latest drama is to be a remake of the 2019 Australian thriller mini-series Safe Harbour after a deal with distributor NBCUniversal Formats. Titled Liberame – Nach dem Sturm (Liberame – After the Storm), the drama is set around a sailing trip on the Mediterranean, an overcrowded refugee boat and a catastrophe that changes the lives
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The e-auction’s over, and became clear yesterday, Viacom18 is the big winner of Indian Premier League cricket rights. The company bagged digital rights in India for 410 games over the next five years for $2.6B and today followed up with the international rights for three of the other big cricketing nations — Australia, South Africa
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Viacom18 has bowled out the opposition and caught the sought-after streaming rights to the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. The company paid a cool 205B rupees ($2.6B) for the India, which cover the next five years, according to The Times of India. In a streaming market as competitive as India’s, the online IPL deal will
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An animated Christmas Carol, follow-up to Academy Award-nominee Klaus, adaptation of Richard Curtis’ That Christmas and untitled project from Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit’s Steve Box feature on an eight-strong slate of Netflix animated films and TV series. The streamer is taking the projects from the UK, Spain, Italy and France to
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It’s been two years since Season 3 of HBO‘s Westworld concluded and fans have been anxiously awaiting new stories. Co-creator Lisa Joy made a special appearance at the ATX Festival on Saturday night alongside writer Alison Schapker and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Angela Sarafyan, and Aurora Perrineau. Joy confirmed Wood’s character
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Part of the cast of Parenthood reunited with series creator Jason Katims and executive producer Lawrence Trilling on Friday night at the ATX Festival in Austin. And while excited audience members relished hearing Dax Shephard, Erika Christensen, Joy Bryant, and Monica Potter share memories, Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, and Mae
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Before meeting Ben Stiller, cinematographer Jessica Lee Gagné was “really reticent” to enter the domain of television, given a “negative idea” she had about the work being done in this sphere. She says that the work she was interested in doing was more “niche,” “indie” and “fearless” than that she believed she could find on
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Spanish Filmin Buys Lars Von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom’ Trilogy Spanish SVoD Filmin has acquired the entire Lars Von Trier catalogue including The Kingdom trilogy. The deal was struck with Scandi distributor TrustNordisk and includes never-before-seen restored versions of season one and two of The Kingdom, along with the soon-to-launch third. Several territories, including Germany and Austria (Koch
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Cineflix Rights Goes On Scripted Sales Spree UK-based Cineflix Rights has unveiled a batch of scripted library series sales. MX Player in India and Filmin (Spain) have acquired seasons one and two of Israeli police corruption thriller Manayek, which was originally for Yoav Gross Productions for Kan 11 Network, Israel). MX Player has also bought the
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EXCLUSIVE: Aurora Perrineau (Prodigal Son) has joined Netflix’s upcoming show Kaos from creator-writer Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World) as a series regular. The 10-episode series is billed as a multi-layered, genre-bending, contemporary reimagining of Greek and Roman mythology, which takes us from Earth to The Underworld and Mount Olympus, exploring themes including
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Contestants on this year’s Love Island will take part in inclusion training and hear from former Islanders before appearing on the show as producer, ITV Studios’ Lifted Entertainment, boosts its duty of care protocols for season eight. Ahead of the series, which launches shortly on ITV 2, the Islanders will be offered video training and guidance covering
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Endemol Shine Finland Hires ‘The Woodcutter Story’ Line Producer Paria Eskandari EXCLUSIVE: Endemol Shine Finland, the Banijay-owned producer behind upcoming Netflix and Yle drama Dance Brothers, has hired film producer Paria Eskandari to bolster its scripted arm. Starting in August, she will become Producer at the firm, reporting to Head of Scripted Max Malka. Eskandari
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After yesterday’s horrific school shooting in Texas, the creator, executive producer, writer and star of ABC’s Abbott Elementary, Quinta Brunson, took to social media today to address what she said has been a frequent request from fans. “Wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write,” she began.
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