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    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Disney’s $52.4 billion deal to scoop up most of 21st Century Fox marks the beginning of an historic realignment of Hollywood’s Big Six studios. It may also lead to an industry-shaking redistribution of executive and creative talent. Rarely has such a large number of high-level executives suddenly become free agents, from Stacey Snider and Emma [...]

  • Morgan Spurlock Sexual Misconduct

    Morgan Spurlock's TNT Series 'Who Rules the World' Halts Production

    Production has stopped on the upcoming TNT unscripted series “Who Rules the World” following a public admission last week by executive producer Morgan Spurlock of past sexual misconduct. “Production on ‘Who Rules the World’ (working title) has been suspended until further review,” a TNT spokesperson said in a statement. In the early stages of production, [...]

  • George Clooney Matt Charman

    Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources. Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, [...]

  • The Chi

    TV News Roundup: Showtime Offers Early Look at Series Premiere of 'The Chi'

    In today’s roundup, Showtime aired a sample of the first episode of “The Chi,” while “Little Woman” debuted a trailer.  FIRST LOOKS Showtime offered a an early preview of “The Chi” on YouTube ahead of its series premiere on Jan. 7. The drama was created and executive produced by “Master of None’s” Lena Waithe, executive [...]

  • Sam Esmail Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'Mr. Robot' Creator Reflects on Season 3, Previews Season 4

    Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Variety‘s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum chats with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail about the show’s recently wrapped Season 3 and upcoming Season 4. Esmail said he wanted to center [...]

  • Thomas Ferguson

    Endemol Shine Names Thomas Ferguson VP of Licensing, Partnerships

    Endemol Shine North America has named Thomas Ferguson vice president of licensing and partnerships, the studio announced Friday. In his new role, Ferguson will negotiate and secure partnerships across various consumer product categories, with a focus on publishing, e-commerce, branded content experiences, as well as live events for Endemol Shine series. “I’m consistently impressed by [...]

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