‘Akilla’s Escape’ Canada Deal; Raw Hires BBC Studios Exec; Britbox UK First Factual Series — Global Briefs

TIFF Drama Gets Canada Deal EXCLUSIVE: Following its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, levelFILM has acquired Canadian rights to crime noir Akilla’s Escape by director Charles Officer, who co-wrote the script with Wendy ‘Motion’ Braithwaite. Produced … Read more…

Amazon Studios Executive Bianca Gavin Boards ‘Gangs of London’ Producer Pulse Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Former Amazon Studios executive Bianca Gavin has joined “Gangs of London” producer Pulse Films as it looks to grow its scripted pipeline. Gavin joins Pulse as head of production for scripted television and film, and will be the primary production … Read more…

Marvel Studio’s Announces Production Date For ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

Source: Marvel Studios / Marvel Studios Marvel Studio’s announced Black Panther Sequel to begin filming in July 2021. The highly-anticipated sequel took an unfortunate backseat after the sudden and unexpected death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. Director Ryan Coogler … Read more…

Jim Sheridan Sets Documentary Series Debut With Sky Studios’ ‘Murder at the Cottage’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan (“My Left Foot,” “In the Name of the Father”) is to make his documentary series debut with “Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie.” The five-part series examines the murder of Sophie … Read more…

Jamie Foxx To Produce And Star In ‘The Burial’ For Amazon Studios With Maggie Betts Directing

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx is set to produce and star in Amazon’s The Burial with Maggie Betts on board to direct, in this two-handed drama where Foxx will star opposite a legendary role currently being casted. Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright … Read more…

New Locarno Chief Talks Working With Streamers & Studios, Being A Marvel Fan, 2021 Festival Vision & COVID Planning

Giona A. Nazzaro was today appointed as the new Artistic Director of Switzerland’s historic Locarno Film Festival. He will be tasked with trying to bounce back the event, one of the key European summer film fests, from a pandemic-disrupted year … Read more…

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels; Ex-Sky Studios Sales Chief Joins Rainmaker; DLT Entertainment Invests In Gag Reflex; Kidscreen Goes Virtual — Global Briefs

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels WarnerMedia has announced that it plans to close its linear HBO and WB TV channels in India, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bangladesh from December 15. news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels; Ex-Sky Studios Sales Chief Joins Rainmaker; DLT Entertainment Invests In Gag Reflex; Kidscreen Goes Virtual — Global Briefs

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels WarnerMedia has announced that it plans to close its linear HBO and WB TV channels in India, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bangladesh from December 15. news entertainment – BingNews DEAL UPDATE:

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels; Ex-Sky Studios Sales Chief Joins Rainmaker; DLT Entertainment Invests In Gag Reflex; Kidscreen Goes Virtual — Global Briefs

WarnerMedia Pulls Plug On South Asia Channels WarnerMedia has announced that it plans to close its linear HBO and WB TV channels in India, Pakistan, Maldives, and Bangladesh from December 15. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

‘Shadow Lines’ Star Emmi Parviainen Boards REinvent Studios’ Series “Transport” (EXCLUSIVE)

The Berlin Festival’s Finnish Shooting Star 2015 Emmi Parviainen (“Shadow Lines”), seasoned actor Maria Heiskanen (“Everlasting Moments”), Pirkko Hämäläinen (“Devil’s Bride”) and Belgian actor Geert van Rampelberg (“De Infiltrant”) are headlining the eight-part TV show “Transport.” Prix Europa winner Auli … Read more…

BBC Studios Sells ‘A Perfect Planet’ Around the World – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, BBC Studios sells “A Perfect Planet” around the world, Channel 4 announces a World Mental Health Day musical special, “A Space in Time” finds U.K. distribution, ARRI relocates to new Munich headquarters and Evolution Malaga releases … Read more…

U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Taps Cara Sheppard as Managing Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Cara Sheppard is joining the U.K.’s Twickenham Studios (TW1), where she will lead and guide all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology as managing director. Sheppard joins from post-production facility Warner Bros De Lane Lea, where she was managing … Read more…

‘America’s Court With Judge Ross’ Renewed For Seven More Seasons By Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Just ahead of the premiere of its Season 11 premiere this week, Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has picked up America’s Court With Judge Ross for seven more seasons, through fall 2027. Featuring former Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge … Read more…

Beta Nordic Studios Acquires Stake In Icelandic Banner Sagafilm (EXCLUSIVE)

Beta Nordic Studios, a subsidiary of Jan Mojto’s Munich-based sales powerhouse Beta Film, has acquired a 25% stake in Sagafilm, the thriving Icelandic production banner behind the Cineflix-repped series “The Minister.” Sagafilm will now be part of Beta Nordic Studios, … Read more…

Black Wall Street Movie ‘Black’ To Be Produced By Alta Global Media, Cake Studios And The Beza Bros

EXCLUSIVE: Alta Global Media’s Steven Adams and Theo Dumont have teamed with Cake Studios, the Los Angeles based production company run by Blake Reading and Carla Westlund to produce the Black Wall Street feature film Black, written by one half of … Read more…

CBS TV Studios Inks Deal for 21CP Solutions to Advise on Police, Legal Dramas (EXCLUSIVE)

CBS Television Studios has signed an exclusive agreement with law enforcement and public safety advisory group 21CP Solutions to consult with the writing staffs of CBS crime procedurals and legal dramas, Variety has learned exclusively. The move comes in the … Read more…

ViacomCBS International Studios Names Cineflix Rights Executive Kate Laffey As Vice President

ViacomCBS International Studios, the global production arm of ViacomCBS Networks International, has named Cineflix Rights executive Kate Laffey as its vice president. Laffey will be based in London and will report to Pierluigi Gazzolo, president of studios and streaming at … Read more…

Italian Producer Emanuele Moretti Launches LA & Rome-Based Sales & Production Company Motus Studios — Cannes

EXCLUSIVE:Italian producer Emanuele Moretti (Bite) is launching LA and Rome-based production and sales firm Motus Studios. Out of the gate, Moretti has set up a strategic partnership with Ellen S. Wander’s Film Bridge International to produce and sell movies together. … Read more…

Madrid Content City Lays Symbolic First Stone for Five More Studios, Film-TV Campus

Secuoya Group president Raul Berdonés and Madrid region politicians laid a symbolic stone Tuesday morning for Phase II and III of construction on Madrid Content City. Built around Tres Cantos’ Secuoya Studios north of Madrid, which already house Netflix’s first … Read more…

NENT Studios U.K. Picks Up Worldwide Rights to New Zealand Fantasy Series ‘The Dead Lands’

Distributor NENT Studios U.K., formerly DRG, has made its first drama acquisition since rebranding, picking up New Zealand fantasy action-adventure series “The Dead Lands.” NENT Studios U.K. acquired the rights to the eight-hour series from New Zealand producer GFC Films, … Read more…

The Lighthouse Founders On How They Secured Sky Studios Backing At The Height Of The Coronavirus Crisis

EXCLUSIVE: Former BBC Studios scripted chiefs Hilary Salmon, Radford Neville and Nick Betts set up their new production venture The Lighthouse in October last year, boasting a shared roll call of credits that includes Luther, Doctor Who, War And Peace … 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…

ViacomCBS International Studios, Fremantle Team for Short-Form Series ‘Balcony Stories’

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has gone into production on “Balcony Stories,” a slate of user-generated, short-form content to mark the ways people are experiencing coronavirus lockdown. The short-form series, produced by VIS in collaboration with Fremantle, is based on content … Read more…

ViacomCBS International Studios, Fremantle Team for Short-Form Series ‘Balcony Stories’

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has gone into production on “Balcony Stories,” a slate of user-generated, short-form content to mark the ways people are experiencing coronavirus lockdown. The short-form series, produced by VIS in collaboration with Fremantle, is based on content … Read more…

Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?

Includes charts of the 2020 domestic box office standings to date, as well as final charts for the weekend of March 13-15 and Monday “For all intents and purposes, the industry is shut down” screamed one studio boss tonight about … Read more…

‘Mythic Quest’ Showrunner Rob McElhenney Challenges Studios To Continue Paying Staffs Of Shows Shuttered By Coronavirus Scare

Now that virtually all TV shows have been shut down due to the coronavirus scare, what happens to those people whose paychecks just dried up but whose rent, mortgages and child care obligations need to be met? Rob McElhenney — … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Sky Studios to Produce Series by Italy’s Berlin Prize Winners D’Innocenzo Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy’s Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who just scooped screenwriting honors at the Berlin Film Festival for their dark drama “Bad Tales,” are set for their first TV series — a project that will also mark the first Italian original produced … Read more…

Sky Studios to Produce Series by Italy’s Berlin Prize Winners D’Innocenzo Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy’s Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who just scooped screenwriting honors at the Berlin Film Festival for their dark drama “Bad Tales,” are set for their first TV series — a project that will also mark the first Italian original produced … Read more…

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Acquires 11 Local TV Stations For $305 Million

Allen Media Broadcasting, a division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, said Tuesday that it has closed on the acquisition of 11 broadcast television stations from USA Television Holdings LLC and … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Acquires 11 Local TV Stations For $305 Million

Allen Media Broadcasting, a division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, said Tuesday that it has closed on the acquisition of 11 broadcast television stations from USA Television Holdings LLC and … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Glasgow’s Beezr Studios Options First Chinese Format ‘Little Chefs in the RV’

Glasgow-based Beezr Studios has optioned a Chinese factual entertainment format called “Little Chefs in the RV” from Guangdong TV. The deal marks the channel’s first format sale, and the production company’s first international acquisition. The series follows families with children … Read more…

Scandi Powerhouse SF Studios Teams With Rikke Ennis’s REinvent For Int’l Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

SF Studios, the Scandinavian production and distribution powerhouse, has struck an exclusive partnership with REinvent Studios, the banner launched by TrustNordisk’s former CEO Rikke Ennis. As part of the deal, REinvent will handle international sales for all SF Studios content, … Read more…

Scandi Powerhouse SF Studios Teams With Rikke Ennis’s REinvent For Int’l Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

SF Studios, the Scandinavian production and distribution powerhouse, has struck an exclusive partnership with REinvent Studios, the banner launched by TrustNordisk’s former CEO Rikke Ennis. As part of the deal, REinvent will handle international sales for all SF Studios content, … 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…

BBC Studios & Oxford Scientific Films Team With China International Television Corporation On Wildlife Doc Series

BBC Studios and ITV-backed Oxford Scientific Films have teamed with China International Television Corporation (CITVC) on a high-end documentary series that will explore China’s national parks. The British firms have partnered with the subsidiary of China Media Group, as well as EOS … Read more…

WATCH: Celebrities megastars, Atlanta elite celebrate Tyler Perry Studios opening

Atlanta Journal-Constitution SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Universal Studios Fires Character Actor For Flashing White Power Symbol In Photo With Biracial Children

A racist actor wearing a Gru costume from the “Despicable Me” franchise has been fired by Universal Studios for making an upside-down “OK” sign in a photo with a biracial child. The symbol is recognized by some as a reppin’ white power and racial … Read more…

Santino Fontana To Talk TOOTSIE, Rodgers & Hart, and More In Conversation At Ripley-Grier Studios

Santino Fontana, star of the eagerly anticipated new Broadway musicalTootsieand creator and cast member of the upcoming Lyrics amp Lyricists eventWe’ll Have Manhattan Rodgers amp Hart in New Yorkat the 92ndStreet Y, will be the focus of an exclusiveDrama DeskinterviewQampA … Read more…

Next 3 Marvel Studios Movies: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

The chilly month of December has warmed up nicely, thanks to superheroes. The animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (above), opening in theaters this coming Friday, December 14, has already received rave reviews. Advance word on Aquaman, opening in theaters … Read more…

Nile Rodgers talks about his relationship with Abbey Road Studios

Associated Press SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…