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Women In Film: Deadline’s Sundance Series Panel Livestream


After yesterday’s massive marches across the nation and the around world — and even in Park City, where an estimated 8,000 took to the streets — to support women’s issues in the face of a Donald Trump presidency, its fitting that today’s Deadline Sundance Series topic is the power of women in film. Deadline senior editor Dominic Patten is moderating a loaded panel beginning at 11 AM PT featuring producers Christine Vachon (Carol), Daniela T. Lundberg (Patti Cake$), Rachel… Read


Common Joins Sundance Pic ‘Burning Sands’ As EP, Will Contribute Original Song

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Academy Award-winning musician and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known as the rapper Common, has signed on as an executive producer for Netflix’s Sundance film Burning Sands through his Freedom Road Productions. Common will perform an original song for the closing credits, “The Cross”, which will feature singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas. “The Cross” was written by Common with Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Samora Pinderhuges and is produced by Riggins and… Read


Eva Longoria & Jerrod Carmichael On The Pursuit Of Inclusion In TV – NATPE

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Eva Longoria and Jerrod Carmichael appeared on a NATPE 2017 panel today in Miami to discuss the genesis of their work as producers, along with the opportunities and challenges producers find in the ever-evolving television marketplace. On the panel, titled "The Producer's Responsibility in Storytelling," Carmichael said one of the best gifts of producing is the opportunity to help shape a show and its perspective to a greater degree, a sentiment shared by Longoria along… Read


Tax Incentives Boost On-Location Filming In L.A. To Record Levels

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On-location film and TV production hit record levels in Los Angeles last year – at least in recent years – thanks in large part to the state's upgraded $330 million annual film incentives program. On-location feature film production was up 6.2% over 2015, and on-location TV production was up 4.8%, despite a weak fourth quarter. Last year, L.A. saw 39,605 on-location shooting days, defined as one crew's permission to film at one or more locations served by FilmLA, the… Read


Reality Producers Rank Best & Worst Basic Cable Companies To Work With


History and A&E are far and away the best basic cable channels for producers to work with, according to a first-of-its-kind survey of independent reality TV producers. By contrast, says the survey, BET and WE tv are the worst. The survey, sponsored by the Non-Fiction Producers Association, polled members and non-members alike to determine the rankings of 23 cable outlets in six major areas of concern to producers: executive creativity and dedication to the creative… Read


Breaking Glass Pictures Breaking Into TV Series


EXCLUSIVE: Indie film distributor Breaking Glass Pictures is launching a TV division with two pilots in development and repping a third completed series being eyed for a feature film adaptation. The episodic pilots in the works at the Los Angeles- and Philadelphia-based outfit run by Richard Wolff and Richard Ross are The Fifth Borough, a Steve Stanulis-penned drama about an extended Staten Island crime family starring The Sopranos alum Vincent Pastore, Cathy Moriarty and… Read


TruTV Orders 2 Pilot Presentations and Sets Spring Premiere Dates – TCA

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During the network’s TCA presentation this morning, TruTV announced it has ordered pilot presentations for two new shows: the comedy competition series Smart, Funny and Black from creator Amanda Seales, and Apocalypse Video, a deep dive into found footage hosted by Judah Friedlander. From creator Amanda Seales (Insecure, TruTV’s Greatest Ever), Smart, Funny and Black is a comedic social commentary show based on Seales’ monthly live comedy show of the same name. In the… Read


Walden Media Names Naia Cucukov As SVP Development, Production

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Naia Cucukov who has been at Walden Media since 2013, has been upped to SVP of development and production at the company. On behalf of Walden, Cucukov has overseen production for A Dog’s Purpose, The Giver, and Everest. She will continue to identify projects and help in their development. Prior to joining Walden, she worked alongside Sir Richard Branson as Director of Development at Virgin Produced. While there she oversaw creative programing for the Virgin Produced… Read


Jimmy Fox Launches New Production Company Backed By All3Media America

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Emmy-nominated producer Jimmy Fox (United Shades Of America), EVP of Objective Media Group America, has launched his own company, Main Event Media. The new outfit, which will produce scripted and unscripted fare, will be based in Los Angeles and sit under the All3Media America banner as part of All3Media's Objective Media Group, where Fox has spent the last three years running the U.S. operations. Main Event will be All3Media America's 21st production company, joining the… Read


‘Jackie’ Production Designer Jean Rabasse On Hurdles Faced In Recreating One Of American History’s Darkest Moments

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Oscar nominated for 2000's Vatel, starring Uma Thurman and Gérard Depardieu, French production designer Jean Rabasse was thrilled to be brought on board for Pablo Larrain's Jackie, a shoot which allowed him to immerse himself in American history and lore, and to visit Washington D.C. for the first time. Certainly, Jackie presented its share of challenges for Rabasse. With 10 weeks of prep and 27 shooting days in France, Rabasse was floored by Larrain's efficiency on the… Read


Dan Guando Becomes President Of Production At Bloom


Dan Guando, who worked at The Weinstein Company for 12 years, most recently serving as the U.S. head of acquisitions, production and development, is joining Bloom as President of Production. He will report to Bloom co-founder Alex Walton to oversee and grow the company’s film slate. While at TWC, Guando oversaw the acquisition and release of dozens of films including The Imitation Game, The Artist, Fruitvale StationPhilomenaThe GrandmasterSnowpiercerBlue… Read


How ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ DP John Toll Helped Execute The ‘Whole Shebang’

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The winner of two Oscars—for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart—and the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers, cinematographer John Toll added Ang Lee to his long list of distinguished collaborators with Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk. Certainly, Toll was well qualified for the job—his third Oscar nomination came in 1999, for Terence Malick’s iconic war film The Thin Red Line. Meeting Lee, Toll was intrigued by the… Read