‘Watergate’ Limited Series From George Clooney & Matt Charman In Works At Netflix
The specter of Watergate has loomed large over Washington, D.C. recently — great timing for a television series looking at the scandal. Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman has partnered with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov for Watergate, an eight-part limited series. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.
The potential series will be produced by studio Sonar Entertainment, which last… Read
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Banner Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. TV, Sets Female Wall Street Drama At NBC
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment has closed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television. The company already has sold its first project under the pact, drama Shattered Glass to NBC.
Created and written by Kat Blasband Page, Shattered Glass, which is not related to the journalism-themed movie of the same name, is described as House of Cards meets Revenge. It is an empowering post-feminist revenge fantasy set in the world of Wall Street in which a trio of… Read
Bob Iger & The Murdochs On The Disney-Fox Deal – Read The Memos
Disney and 21st Century Fox this morning finally took the lid of their $66.1 billion deal that will see the former absorb several Fox properties including the film and TV studios, some cable networks and interests in Hulu and Sky. The massive deal, which will take a year or more to clear, had been widely anticipated, and will all but redraw the entertainment industry when all is said and done.
Here are memos to staff from Disney’s Bob Iger and Fox’s ruling family Rupert… Read
‘Kingsman’ Creator Says Disney Merger Bad For Fox, OK For ‘X-Men’ Reboot
Now safely ensconced at Netflix, Kick-Ass and Kingsman creator Mark Millar today took aim at the $66 billion mega-merger between The Walk Disney Company and 21st Century Fox for the latter's film and TV assets, including those lucrative Marvel licenses to the likes of Deadpool and The X-Men.
In a twitter storm, the one-time writer for The Avengers, Civil War and X-Men comics bluntly said that he thought the deal was "good for Disney, bad for Fox as extra levels of… Read
Peter Rice Promises Nervous Fox Staff To “Answer Any Questions” About Disney Deal At Trio Of Town Halls Today
EXCLUSIVE: As anxiety rises at 21st Century Fox today following the formal announcement this morning of the sweeping $66 billion acquisitions by The Walt Disney Company, Peter Rice has just sent out an email to staff notifying them of three town halls to be held today.
In the correspondence, which you can see in full below, the 21CF President doesn't offer any indication of where things will go next for the company's employees as the merger of many of Rupert Murdoch's… Read
Disney-Fox Deal: Murdochs On ‘New Fox’ Strategy And “The Next Great Leg Of Our Journey”
Rupert Murdoch had a similar take to that of many media veterans on Disney's $66B acquisition of assets of 21st Century Fox. He called it "a momentous occasion for me, our investors and thousands of colleagues who have joined us over the years in building 20th Century Fox."
During a conference call with investors this morning to discuss the "next great leg of our journey,” Murdoch was joined by sons Lachlan and James as well as CFO John Nallen.
The execs detailed the… Read
Disney-Fox Deal: Rupert Murdoch Says No Loyalty To TV Networks, Only “Must See Fox News”
“Why now?” Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo asked boss Rupert Murdoch Thursday morning so he could walk viewers through the $66B deal for The Walt Disney Co. to acquire a major portion of 21st Century Fox.
“There are a lot of changes coming,” the 21st Century Fox exec chairman said. “People are watching television differently.
“Not news or business,” he hastened to add, because he’s hanging on to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. “But, entertainment… Read
Disney Set To Acquire Most Of Fox, A Game-Changing Deal That Will Redraw Hollywood Landscape
Disney announced its acquisition of a major portion of 21st Century Fox this morning in a deal that dramatically remakes the entertainment landscape and positions the media giant for the future.
The deal, officially valued at $66.1 billion including assumption of debt, will create an entertainment colossus that expands Disney’s footprint in every area. The agreement encompasses Fox’s prolific film and television studios, its FX and National Geographic cable networks… Read
50 Cent & Starz Continue As ‘Power’ Couple With Extension Of Overall Deal
If it ain't broke and everybody's making money, don't mess with it seems to be the mantra chanted between Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Starz today as the premium cabler and the Power EP and star have extended their overall deal until 2019.
"Continuing my partnership with Starz and Lionsgate is important to me," 50 told Deadline on Wednesday of the agreement that adds two more years to the two-year deal he and the outlet struck in September 2015. "I have a personal… Read
‘Mozart In The Jungle’ EP Will Graham Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios, Launches Production Company
Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Will Graham has formed Field Trip Productions and has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, the company behind the Golden Globe-winning comedy series. In addition, Graham has hired former UTA agent Hailey Wierengo to oversee production and development at Field Trip.
Graham joined Mozart in the Jungle as an executive producer at the beginning of its third season, and has written and directed on the show. He also was a writer… Read
Nick Stoller Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television
Writer-director-producer Nick Stoller (Neighbors) has signed a three-year overall production deal with Sony Pictures Television under his Stoller Global Solutions prodco.
Under the pact, Stoller will write, create, supervise and executive produce original comedies and dramas for network, cable divisions and streaming services.
In addition, Stoller has brought on Conor Welch, former VP of Comedy Development & Programming at Fox, as TV executive and producing partner under… Read
eOne Strikes First-Look Deal With Emily Mortimer’s King Bee Productions
Entertainment One (eOne) is continuing to back A-list television talent after striking a first-look deal with Emily Mortimer's production company King Bee Productions. The producer and distributor will act as the studio on all King Bee series, which includes a number of scripted shows in development with Amazon and TruTV.
King Bee, which is run by The Newsroom star Mortimer and her husband Alessandro Nivola, was behind HBO and Sky comedy Doll & Em (pictured), which… Read