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Pluto TV & Sony Strike Content Deal To Stream 200+ Movie & Classic TV Titles

Sony Pictures Television and free streaming TV service Pluto TV have signed a content distribution deal that will bring Bewitched, The Blob, Starship Troopers and more than 200 other “evergreen” movie and TV titles to Pluto’s library. The movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment and classic TV from Sony Pictures Television will be programmed across Pluto's thematically organized and programmed original channels. "Sony Pictures has entertained audiences for decades with… Read


Comedy Writers Craig Gerard & Matthew Zinman Ink Overall Deal With CBS Studios

Craig Gerard and Matthew Zinman (Trial & Error) have signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, the duo has joined the studio’s upcoming CBS comedy series Happy Together as writers/co-executive producers. They also will develop new scripted projects for the studio. Written/executive produced by Tim McAuliffe and Austen Earl and executive produced by Ben Winston and Harry Styles, Happy Together stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as… Read


Producer Datari Turner Re-Ups Overall Deal With Entertainment One

Producer Datari Turner is staying in business with Entertainment One, renewing his first-look deal under his Datari Turner Productions banner. Under the new pact, the Growing Up Hip Hop creator will continue to serve as executive producer on both Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta. From his Los Angeles-based production office, Turner will continue to create, produce and develop original programming for eOne. "Datari has been an incredible partner to work… Read


Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

EXCLUSIVE: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group for representation for film and television. Outside Studios will produce content for film, television and new media for what will be different platforms and distributors. Outside, which began in 1977 and is owned by the Mariah… Read


Elizabeth Kruger & Craig Shapiro Re-Up Overall Deal At CBS TV Studios

Salvation co-creators Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro have inked a new overall deal with CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the thriller drama series. Under the pact, the duo will continue to develop projects for CBS TV Studios and continue as co-showrunners/executive producers of Salvation, which is currently airing its second season on CBS. Kruger also will be making her TV directorial debut on the season finale of Salvation, which she and Shapiro co-created with Matt… Read


Netflix Sets Overall Deal With ‘La Casa De Papel’ Creator Alex Pina

Alex Pina, the creator, producer and writer of Netflix’s most-watched non-English speaking show La Casa de Papel (Money Heist), has secured a global exclusive overall deal with the streaming giant. Under the overall deal, Pina will produce new series and projects exclusively for Netflix. “Working alongside Netflix is a dream come true. We are living in a moment where series are becoming one of the most relevant cultural movements ever,” said the Spanish producer. “The… Read


Gary Lennon Upped To ‘Power’ Co-Showrunner For Season 6

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EXCLUSIVE: Just over a week after its well watched Season 5 premiere, Power is plugging in for next year with executive producer Gary Lennon set to become co-showrunner with Courtney Kemp. It is part of a new overall deal Lennon has signed with Starz. "I am thrilled that Gary Lennon's contribution to Power has finally been recognized," series creator Kemp told Deadline today. "Gary is a brilliant storyteller, a fantastic director, and one of my favorite people I've ever… Read


‘Sorry To Bother You’ Writer-Director Boots Riley To Pen TV Series For Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res

On the heels of the strong boxoffice opening for Boots Riley’s feature debut, Sorry To Bother You, the musician-turned-filmmaker is making a foray into TV with a script deal at Michael Ellenberg’s studio Media Res. The project, whose premise is not being revealed, will be packaged and shopped to premium outlets later this year. Ellenberg and Riley first met following the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where Riley’s Sorry To Bother You screened and was quickly scooped up by… Read


‘SMILF’s Frankie Shaw Inks Overall Deal With ABC Signature Studios

SMILF creator and star Frankie Shaw has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Signature Studios, the studio behind the breakout Showtime series. Under the exclusive TV pact, Shaw will continue as an executive producer on SMILF, which has started filming its second season in Boston. She also will develop new projects for all platforms, including broadcast, with focus on cable. A unique aspect of the deal will enable Shaw to incubate small projects/films as both a proof… Read


Sharon Hall Inks First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Former Sony Pictures Television head of drama Sharon Hall is returning to the studio as a producer. Hall has signed a multi-year first-look deal with SPT to develop scripted series for broadcast, cable, and streaming services, as well as international co-productions, through her Mom De Guerre Productions. "We are so happy to have our great friend Sharon Hall back on the Sony lot," said Jeff Frost, Chris Parnell, and Jason Clodfelter, Sony Pictures Television. "Her… Read


‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien Signs Deal With Lionsgate TV To Develop Original Series

Justin Simien is set to continue to build on the success he created with the critically acclaimed film-turned-TV-series Dear White People. The writer-director has inked a deal with the Lionsgate Television Group to develop original series. Lionsgate announced the overall deal Tuesday which has Simien developing and producing original programming for the Lionsgate Television Group. The news continues the working relationship between Simien and Lionsgate. The company… Read


‘The Blair Witch Project’ Helmer Daniel Myrick Inks Picture Deal With iHorror

Dan Myrick, best known for writing and co-directing the trailblazing 1999 horror film, The Blair Witch Project, and producer Joseph Restaino of Character Brigade have set a three-picture deal with iHorror, a site dedicated to the horror genre. iHorror is looking to launch its film production arm with Myrick’s docu-drama Skyman, which is currently in production. The plot centers on Carl Merryweather, a man constantly haunted by an alleged childhood UFO abduction on the eve… Read