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Fox Television Stations Renew ‘Page Six TV’ Through 2018-2019 Season

Page Six TV, a freshman daily show that has quickly asserted itself as a syndicated hit, has been renewed by Fox Television Stations through the 2018-2019 season. The show, which offers a pop-culture mix tied into the New York Post‘s gossip column, is produced by Endemol Shine North America and distributed by Twentieth Television. Launched in September, it is cleared in more than 98% of the country for its first season. It is shown on 16 Fox stations, including in key… Read


James L. Brooks To Receive WGA West’s Laurel Award For Screenwriting

James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks, the three-time Oscar winner with writing credits including Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good As It Gets, and the Emmy-winning co-creator behind TV series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, will receive WGA West's 2018 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. The career film honor will be bestowed February 11 at the WGA Awards’ Los Angeles ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. "James L. Brooks looms large for writers in our business,”… Read


‘Nicky Jam: El Ganador’ Bio-Series To Premiere On Netflix


Nicky Jam: El Ganador, an authorized bio-series based on the life and career of the Latin music superstar, is set for a global premiere on Netflix. The scripted drama, from Endemol Shine Boomdog, will debut on Netflix everywhere except the U.S., where it will air first on Telemundo. Nicky Jam: El Ganador began production in Medellin, Colombia this week. Starring the Reggaeton sensation himself, the 13-episode bio-series will tell the life story of award-winning Nicky Jam… Read


HBO, ‘Real Housewives’ Among Winners At Reality Breakthrough Awards — NATPE

HBO captured two of six overall awards and Bravo’s 13-year-old Real Housewives franchise won for Best Docusoap at today’s NATPE fourth annual Reality Breakthrough Awards. “There are seven Real Housewives cities and four spinoffs and I think this is our first award in 13 years,” laughed Jerry Leo, EVP at NBCUniversal Cable, as he accepted the statuette. In perhaps the speediest awards luncheon on record, the ceremony emceed by Dan Abrams (host of the nominated Real PD on A… Read

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Saudi Arabia: ‘The Emoji Movie’ & ‘Captain Underpants’ Are First Films To Screen

This past weekend saw the first official public film screenings in Saudi Arabia since the cinema ban was lifted in December after 35 years. While the first multiplexes are still a way off, a makeshift moviehouse was sponsored at the state-run Culture and Arts Society in Jeddah, Reuters reported. Sony's The Emoji Movie and DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie were the first films to be shown. Mamdouh Salim, whose Cinema 70 organized a week of… Read


Gigi Pritzker & Clint Kisker’s MWM Invests In Ben Proudfoot’s Breakwater Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker’s MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media) has just completed an investment in Breakwater Studios, the digital short and documentary content company founded by CEO Ben Proudfoot. The Series A transaction expands MWM's portfolio as it streamlines its operations under one company umbrella. Co-founded in 2015 and then re-branded to reflect a different management approach, MWM is a diversified media and entertainment company that allows… Read


Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Breakout Keala Settle Finds Inspiration In Anthemic ‘This Is Me’

In the movie musical, The Greatest ShowmanKeala Settle stars alongside Hugh Jackman as Letty (aka the Bearded Lady). Jackman’s Barnum, pulls Letty, along with several other “oddities” into the spotlight to celebrate what makes them different. Settle’s character leads the charge in a defining scene of the movie with the celebratory song of inclusion and diversity, “This Is Me.” The song, written by Academy Award-winning songwriters and composers Benj Pasek and Justin… Read


HBO Documentary Films Acquires ‘The Price Of Everything’ Ahead Of Sundance Premiere

HBO Documentary Films has made an artsy pickup. The premium cabler’s docu unit grabbed TV and theatrical rights to The Price of Everything ahead of its world premiere Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, director Nathaniel Kahn’s docu examines the role of art and artistic passion in today's money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists — from current… Read


Ricky Van Veen Says Facebook Watch Will Filter Out Spoilers From Your News Feed – NATPE

During an opening-day keynote at NATPE, Facebook's head of global creative strategy Ricky Van Veen said the social media giant's algorithm can filter out spoilers from users' news feeds to ensure a more seamless viewing experience. "If you haven't seen Episode 5 yet, you won't see your friend's comment on Episode 5," he told moderator and BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield. "Those are really easy things to do that no one has really done yet because it's hard when you're having… Read


Margaret Atwood & George R.R. Martin Booked For PBS’ Reading Competition – TCA

Margaret Atwood, George R.R. Martin, Gaye King, Lauren Graham, John Irving, and Bill T. Jones are among those lending their voices to PBS's The Great American Read. PBS CEO Paula Kerger announced the celebs at TCA Tuesday morning, also including Devon Kennard, Diane Lane, Lesley Stahl Junot Diaz. They will share personal stories about their favorite titles for the Nutopia-produced eight-part TV competition PBS says in in service of promoting reading. The Great American… Read


‘Native America’ To Explore Interconnectivity Of Ancient Indigenous Cultures On PBS – TCA

Native America, a four-part series will premiere in the fall on PBS, CEO Paula Kerger announced Tuesday morning at TCA. The series will weave history and science with living indigenous traditions, to look at massive ancient cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing, PBS described. PBS said recent discoveries informed by Native American oral histories have produced "new perspective" on… Read


PBS Announces Five-Part Series On #MeToo Movement Debuting February 2 – TCA

PBS will air a five-part, half-hour series about the #MeToo movement, premiering on Friday, February 2. #Metoo, Now What? will engage both women and men from in dialogue about how the movement started and how to effect lasting change for the better, PBS CEO Paula Kerger said in announcing the series Tuesday morning at TCA. Each episode will focus on an aspect of sexual harassment, and will include reporting from host/executive editor Zainab Salbi. Topics to be explored… Read