Italy’s Marco Bellocchio and Producer Simone Gattoni Delve Into History After ‘The Traitor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio, recently the big winner at Italy’s David di Donatello awards with elegant mob drama “The Traitor,” is busy with a trio of projects involving personal and also national history, all shepherded by his now regular producer … Read more…

Daisy Ridley In Talks To Star In Thriller ‘The Ice Beneath Her’ For STX, ‘American Sniper’ Producer Andrew Lazar & Directors Radio Silence

EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley is in negotiations to star in psychological crime-thriller The Ice Beneath Her, which has been the subject of a bidding war among Hollywood financiers in recent months. STX has come out on top for world … Read more…

‘Famous’ Producer Havoc: Taylor Swift Is Being ‘Too Sensitive’ About the Kanye West Track

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty Lest a global pandemic claiming countless lives attract all the headlines, on the evening of March 21 a video leaked to YouTube revealing more of that infamous phone call between Kanye West and Taylor … Read more…

Red Arrow Studios Extends Contract for ‘Vienna Blood’ Producer After Sale Called Off

Transatlantic production group Red Arrow Studios has agreed a multi-year contract extension with Hilary Bevan Jones, founder and managing director of Endor Productions, the U.K.-based scripted producer of “Vienna Blood” and “Deep State.” Bevan Jones’s Endor Productions became part of … Read more…

World’s biggest pork producer says U.S. meat supplies are ‘close to the edge’ as it shutters key plant

The world’s biggest pork producer is shuttering a major U.S. plant indefinitely after a coronavirus outbreak among employees, with the company warning that closures across the country are taking American meat supplies “perilously close to the edge” of shortfalls. Smithfield … Read more…

Hilary Heath Dies: Horror Film Actress, Producer And Agency Founder Had COVID-19 Complications, Was 74

Hilary Heath, the star opposite Vincent Price in a series of American International Pictures horror films, died last week of COVID-19 complications. She was 74 and her death was confirmed by a post from her godson, Alex Williams, on Facebook. … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Producer and Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper on COVID-19’s New York Theatre Impact, Terrence McNally, and More

On this special episode of BroadwayRadio, Ashley Steves talks to Broadway producer, historian, and Feinstein’s/54 Below Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper about historic precedent for the current Broadway shutdown, the legacy of the late Terrence McNally, 54 Below … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Producer and Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper on COVID-19’s New York Theatre Impact, Terrence McNally, and More

On this special episode of BroadwayRadio, Ashley Steves talks to Broadway producer, historian, and Feinstein’s/54 Below Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper about historic precedent for the current Broadway shutdown, the legacy of the late Terrence McNally, 54 Below … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Producer and Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper on COVID-19’s New York Theatre Impact, Terrence McNally, and More

On this special episode of BroadwayRadio, Ashley Steves talks to Broadway producer, historian, and Feinstein’s/54 Below Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper about historic precedent for the current Broadway shutdown, the legacy of the late Terrence McNally, 54 Below … Read more…

Series Mania: Oscar-Nominated Producer Alexander Rodnyansky on Crime Thriller ‘Frozen Land’

Twice Oscar-nominated producer Alexander Rodnyansky is to present the Russian crime drama “Frozen Land” at the Co-Pro Pitching Sessions at Series Mania (March 25 to April 7), which is an all-digital affair this year. Rodnyansky spoke to Variety about the … Read more…

Quebec’s Datsit Sphere Buys Kew Media’s ‘Cardinal’ Producer Sienna Films (EXCLUSIVE)

French Canadian producer-distributor Datsit Sphere has made its second acquisition of a Kew Media Group business, swooping in to buy “Cardinal” producer Sienna Films from the embattled production group. The Montreal and Toronto-based Datsit Sphere, which previously acquired BGM, picked … Read more…

ProSieben Cancels Sale of ‘Love Is Blind’ Producer Red Arrow Amid Coronavirus Crisis

German broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1 has decided to keep its transatlantic production subsidiary Red Arrow Studios after determining that a sale or partial sale of the group was no longer possible due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The media giant launched … Read more…

ProSieben Cancels Sale of ‘Love Is Blind’ Producer Red Arrow Amid Coronavirus Crisis

German broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1 has decided to keep its transatlantic production subsidiary Red Arrow Studios after determining that a sale or partial sale of the group was no longer possible due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The media giant launched … Read more…

Booker-Winning Novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Screen Rights Won By ‘The Constant Gardener’ Producer Potboiler

Potboiler Television, the small-screen wing of Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s UK production house, has won rights to Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel Girl, Woman, Other. The book, published last year, made Evaristo the first black woman ever to win the Booker … Read more…

‘Bodyguard’ Producer World Productions Options Nikita Lalwani’s ‘You People’ For TV

World Productions, the ITV Studios-owned production company behind Bodyguard and Line Of Duty, is planning to adapt Nikita Lalwani’s upcoming third novel You People for television. You People will be published by Penguin Random House’s Viking UK on April 2 … Read more…

Quebec Producer-Distributor Datsit Sphere Buys Former Kew Media Group Producer BGM

French Canadian producer-distributor Datsit Sphere has acquired factual and kids production company BGM, formerly known as Bristow Global Media, from the embattled Kew Media Group. The acquisition of BGM by Datsit Sphere, best known for primetime drama and comedy, marks … Read more…

‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Producer Buys Back Company from Embattled Kew Media Group (EXCLUSIVE)

“Baroness Von Sketch Show” producer Frantic Films has bought back the company from embattled parent Kew Media Group. Frantic Films founder Jamie Brown has personally financed the deal to reacquire 100% ownership of the firm, which was bought by Kew … Read more…

‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Producer Nina Yang Bongiovi Teams With Twitch’s Kevin Lin, Gold House’s Bing Chen For AUM Group Multicultural Film Fund

Nina Yang Bongiovi, the producer behind critically acclaimed features such as Fruitvale Station and Sorry to Bother You and the Epix crime drama Godfather of Harlem, is collaborating with Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and Gold House chairman Bing Chen to launch AUM Group, a multicultural … Read more…

Endeavor Content Buys Minority Stake In ‘The Night Manager’ & ‘Fighting With My Family’ Producer The Ink Factory

Endeavor Content has struck a partnership deal with The Night Manager and Fighting With My Family producer The Ink Factory that includes the content financing arm of Endeavor taking a minority stake in the business. The deal also includes a … Read more…

‘Snowpiercer’ & ‘Okja’ Producer Samuel Ha Launches Bound Entertainment; Jamie Lai Named Head Of Film & TV

EXCLUSIVE: Film financier and fund manager Samuel Ha has opened the doors to Bound Entertainment, a new studio focused on global stories and Asia co-productions in film and TV, while also publishing … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

‘Snowpiercer’ & ‘Okja’ Producer Samuel Ha Launches Bound Entertainment; Jamie Lai Named Head Of Film & TV

EXCLUSIVE: Film financier and fund manager Samuel Ha has opened the doors to Bound Entertainment, a new studio focused on global stories and Asia co-productions in film and TV, while also publishing … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

‘Snowpiercer’ & ‘Okja’ Producer Samuel Ha Launches Bound Entertainment; Jamie Lai Named Head Of Film & TV

EXCLUSIVE: Film financier and fund manager Samuel Ha has opened the doors to Bound Entertainment, a new studio focused on global stories and Asia co-productions in film and TV, while also publishing … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

‘Snowpiercer’ & ‘Okja’ Producer Samuel Ha Launches Bound Entertainment; Jamie Lai Named Head Of Film & TV

EXCLUSIVE: Film financier and fund manager Samuel Ha has opened the doors to Bound Entertainment, a new studio focused on global stories and Asia co-productions in film and TV, while also publishing … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

‘Judy’ Producer Hires Development Head; Asian Lab SEAFIC Sets Projects; Ellie Bamber Pic Underway In Ireland – Global Briefs

Calamity Films, the UK producer behind Judy, for which Renée Zellweger recently won an Oscar, has named Sam Gordon as its head of development. Gordon joins from BBC Films, where he worked as a development executive on projects including recent … Read more…

Weinstein accuser expected to testify about alleged rape, relationship with producer

A onetime aspiring actress who prosecutors say maintained a relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he raped her because she felt “trapped” is expected to testify against the former Hollywood producer at his Manhattan criminal trial on Friday. Reuters: Top News … Read more…

Weinstein accuser expected to testify about alleged rape, relationship with producer

A onetime aspiring actress who prosecutors say maintained a relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he raped her because she felt “trapped” is expected to testify against the former Hollywood producer at his Manhattan criminal trial on Friday. Reuters: Entertainment News … Read more…

Netflix Gets Its Skates On With British YA Drama ‘Zero Chill’ From ‘Free Rein’ Producer Lime Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: The team behind Netflix’s YA horse drama Free Rein is saddling up for another scripted teen series for the streamer. The SVOD service has commissioned Zero Chill from All3Media-backed Lime Pictures. The ten-part series follows 15-year old figure skater … Read more…

BAFTA: ‘For Sama’, ‘Blue Story’ & Karen Gillan Pic Among Shortlist For Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

BAFTA has revealed the shortlisted films in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer category. Lauded documentary For Sama and gang drama Blue Story make the cut. Scroll down for the full list. The award was previously … Read more…

‘A Very English Scandal’ Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins Sets Up ITV Studios Label

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, the executive producer of A Very English Scandal, is setting up a drama production label with ITV Studios. Treadwell-Collins is starting up at ITV Studios after more than three years as the head of television at Blueprint Pictures. … Read more…

‘Episodes’ & ‘Derry Girls’ Producer Hat Trick To Make ITV Christmas Special With Robbie Williams

ITV has commissioned a Robbie Williams Christmas show from Episodes and Derry Girls producer Hat Trick Productions and its new entertainment joint-venture Livewire Pictures. It’s Not The Robbie Williams Christmas Show will feature the popstar performing his hits and festive … Read more…

DMX & Ruff Ryder’s Producer Dame Grease Files $2M Lawsuit Against Rasheed “Ralo” Harrison Over Royalties

Source: WENN.com / WENN Dame Grease, responsible for the Ruff Ryders sound, many of DMX’s early hits, and some of Max B’s potent bangers now seeks back pay after alleging his publishing catalog was stolen from him. The New York … Read more…

‘Victoria’ Producer Mammoth Screen Adapting Lindsey Davis’ ‘Falco’ Roman Detective Novels For ITV

EXCLUSIVE: ITV is in advanced development on a sweeping adaptation of Lindsey Davis’ Falco Roman private detective novels after the project was originally in with the BBC. Deadline can reveal that Mammoth Screen will make the series, and the World … Read more…

‘Barbarians Rising’ & ‘This Is Football’ Producer October Films’ Chairman Denman Rooke Departs After 24 Years

Denman Rooke is stepping down as executive chairman of October Films, the UK and U.S. production company known for making History’s Barbarians Rising. Rooke has worked at the production outfit for 24 years, first joining as a director in 1995, … Read more…

‘The Rookie’ Co-Star’s Misconduct Claims Are Unfounded, Producer Says

Actress Afton Williamson’s claims of misconduct against her on the set of “The Rookie” weren’t substantiated by an independent investigator, according to the ABC drama series’ producer. Production company Entertainment One said Tuesday the investigation led it to conclude no … Read more…