“The Flash” certainly lived up to its name in season one, racing through story and major plot points, from divulging the title character’s secret identity to key supporting players to killing off others. By the end of the season, with time traveling and vortexes and the preternaturally intelligent Gorilla Grodd (oh my!), the show had… Read more »
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SundanceTV has set a co-production pact with Zodiak Rights for the Irish historical drama “Rebellion,” starring Brendan Gleeson, Ruth Bradley and “Game of Thrones’ ” Michelle Fairley. Project is billed as a five-part look at the birth of modern Ireland through the eyes of three young women. SundanceTV will co-produce with Zodiak. It’s set to… Read more »
NBCUniversal isn’t finished tinkering with MSNBC. While the cable-news network’s daytime schedule has largely been reworked since February, there are likely more changes to come, said Andrew Lack, the veteran TV-news executive who rejoined the company in April to supervise both NBC News and MSNBC. “It’s just the beginning. We are early days. These were… Read more »
CANNES – Signaling one of the macro Latino deals at this year’s Mipcom trade fair, Telemundo Internacional and HBO Latin America Originals have inked an exclusive distribution deal giving Telemundo world sales rights outside the Americas -. North, Central, South – on HBO Latin America productions. Deal involves the second biggest Spanish-language distributor in the… Read more »
Canada’s Corus Entertainment has sold its unscripted series “Cheer Stars” to ABC Family and “Masters of Flip” to Scripps Networks Interactive in deals struck on the eve of the Mipcom international TV sales market, which begins today in Cannes. “Cheer Stars” follows members of a champion cheerleading team as they set out to defend their… Read more »
Keshet International, the global distribution and production arm of Israeli media powerhouse Keshet, has forged a partnership with Huace Group/Croton Media, one of China’s largest production companies, on a two-pronged deal which will see Keshet Studios optioning Huace Group/Croton Media’s “Dating Hunter” for the U.S. market, marking the first ever Chinese format to be potentially re-versioned… Read more »
CANNES– Jim Packer, Lionsgate’s president of worldwide TV and digital distribution and Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins interviewed each other on stage at MIPCOM and shared perspectives on original programming and global expansion. Asked about whether Hulu was prepping to launch internationally, Hopkins said Hulu was currently evaluating the market. “It’s a growing market with increased… Read more »
Policy-makers and film commissioners Monday unveiled plans for a new Asian film promotion organization.
Santa Monica-born Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, 19, plays Tyene Sand on “Game of Thrones” in season five – and will reprise the role in season six. She grew up in New York and Rome where her acting career flourished in film and TV, including the lead on tween show “Mia and Me” where she plays a… Read more »
CANNES — Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, who was a leading figure in the wave of “Nordic Noir” fiction and whose books sold more than 40 million copies, died in Goteborg, Sweden, on Monday at the age of 67. He is best known for his novels featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, which were turned into a… Read more »
“Go Home” reads the angry grease-paint message scrawled on the wall of the now-ransacked villa Nada (“About Elly’s” Goldshifteh Farahani) finds upon her return to the Lebanese village where she grew up.