Posts Tagged ‘news’

MIPTV: ITV Studios Sells 500 Hours of Content Across China, Thailand

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — ITV Studios Global Entertainment has inked a raft of programming deals totaling more than 500 hours with digital platforms and TV broadcasters across China and Thailand. ITV Studios has signed a multi-year drama output deal with Tencent, an internet service provider in China. The distrib will provide more than 100 hours a year... Read more

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MIPTV: Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, Red Arrow Hire Alex Dundas for London Role (EXCLUSIVE)

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

CANNES — Mark Burnett’s One Three Media and Red Arrow Entertainment Group have appointed former Reef Prods. executive Alex Dundas as creative director at their recently launched joint venture, production company One Three Media UK. Dundas will be responsible for all content produced by the U.K. company, and will be the key liaison between One... Read more

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Hub Network To Launch New App, Redesigned Web Site

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kid-focused cable outlet The Hub Network is expected on Wednesday to launch a new app for both iPad and iPhone, as well as a redesigned website with a new name, HubNetwork.com. The app, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iTunes, has a “photo booth” that allows kids to insert the... Read more

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Daniel Craig Bails on Thriller ‘The Whole Truth’

April 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Daniel Craig has exited the courtroom thriller “The Whole Truth.” The James Bond actor had been attached to star just before the Berlin Film Festival, with Nicholas Kazan (“Enough”) signing on to write the script. Renee Zellweger came on board in March to co-star. The Boston Globe, citing unnamed sources, said Craig pulled out of... Read more

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‘Game of Thrones’ Renewed for Two More Seasons

April 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HBO has ordered a fifth and sixth season of “Game of Thrones,”  HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo announced today. The immensely popular medieval-style fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s books returned Sunday with a ratings bonanza that drew HBO’s largest audience numbers since the finale of “The Sopranos” in 2007, (and incidentally, record levels of online piracy).... Read more

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Costume Designer Jane Greenwood to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

April 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jane Greenwood, the longtime theatrical costume designer whose first Broadway credit was 1963′s “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe,” will receive a lifetime achievement trophy during the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony. A legit stalwart with a long list of Broadway and Off Broadway credits, Greenwood has been nominated for a Tony 15 times but has never won. She’s... Read more

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Paolo Sorrentino To Shoot ‘The Young Pope’ TV Series

April 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ROME – Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino, winner of this year’s foreign-language Oscar for “The Great Beauty” will write and direct his first TV series, working-titled “The Young Pope,” about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American Pope in history. Sorrentino’s skein conceived for the international market will be executive-produced by U.S. producer John Lyons, the... Read more

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Foundry Launches Nuke Studio Software

April 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Software developer The Foundry introduced a new product Monday evening: Nuke Studio Nuke Studio offers multiple phases of post within a single application, including editorial, timeline, conform, color correction, visual effects, versioning, 4K playback and finishing. The new software is aimed at short-form content creators, such as those working on commercials and episodic. The announcement... Read more

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Former AFTRA Topper Kim Roberts Hedgpeth Heading Musicians Fund

April 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Former AFTRA national executive director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth has been tapped as administrator of the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. The fund collects and distributes residuals to musicians in the motion picture and television industry. It distributed more than $89 million in residuals to musicians in fiscal year 2012-13, up 6.7% over the previous fiscal... Read more

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A&E Orders Third Season of ‘Bates Motel’

April 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A&E has picked up a third season of original series “Bates Motel,” A&E Network exec VP and general manager David McKillop announced Monday. Production will begin in the fall for the 10 episodes slated for season three of the series, a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates. “The incredible... Read more

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