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‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Review: Tangled Tale Falls Out Of Fashion

Coming off the moonshot of 2016’s multiple Emmy-winning The People v. O.J. Simpson, it was almost inevitable that The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story would fly a lot closer to Earth. So narrative gravity is very much a force in the January 17-premiering ACS, and despite a vivid aesthetic reminiscent of the slain […]

Media Content Wars Will Require Both Scale And Reach; “A Brand Only Gets You So Far” — NATPE

Traditional media execs have been assailed in some corners for their allegiance to the notion of a brand — be it a network, a studio or talent — that they rely on to draw audiences to content. An executive panel closed out the Streaming Summit at NATPE by considering how dramatically the idea of brands […]

Ken Kwapis To Produce & Direct Series Adaptation Of ‘Every Second Counts’ Based On Book

IMDB/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Adam Richman and Jenette Kahn’s Double Nickel Entertainment and Alexandra Beattie and Ken Kwapis’ In Cahoots are teaming to produce an adaptation of Donald McRae’s nonfiction book Every Second Counts: The Race To Transplant the First Human Heart, as a limited series. BAFTA-winning scribe Nick Fisher (The Giblet Boys) is attached to […]

Ruth Wilson To Play Her Grandmother In Masterpiece’s ‘Mrs Wilson’ For PBS, BBC

Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who is happily married to her husband, who is a mystery writer. When he dies a woman shows up at her door, claiming that she too is Mrs. Wilson and was married to her husband. Turns out, Rebecca Eaton told TV […]

Jaunt Strikes First-Look Deal with XYZ Films

Jaunt Inc., a producer and distributor of immersive content, has partnered with XYZ Films in a first-look deal for all of its upcoming virtual reality projects. The Silicon Valley-based Jaunt plays in various aspects of the emerging medium, with a production studio in Santa Monica and an engineering group in San Mateo, that developed the new […]

Dylan Farrow Opens Up In First TV Interview About Woody Allen Allegations: “I Am Telling The Truth”

Dylan Farrow is set to appear on CBS This Morning with co-host Gayle King in her first television interview to talk about her sexual abuse allegations against her father Woody Allen. The complete interview will air  Thursday, Jan. 18. “I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it’s important that people realize […]

STX President Sophie Watts Stepping Down

This just came in from STX, which says STX Entertainment president Sophie Watts is exiting her post “to focus on new business opportunities.” She had been president since the company’s beginnings, and will remain a strategic advisor. STX said that for the time being all divisions previously reporting to Watts will now report directly to […]

New J.J. Abrams Drama Series In the Works

J.J. Abrams is developing a new drama series via his Warner Bros. TV-based Bad Robot Productions banner, Deadline has confirmed. Written by Abrams, the untitled project is said to center around a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Abrams is executive producing with Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson. The project is currently being shopped with interest […]

Jane Fonda, Common & Gloria Allred To Speak At Sundance Respect Rally

EXCLUSIVE: Jane Fonda, Common and Gloria Allred rarely do things by half and this weekend the frequently outspoken trio will be among the speakers at the Respect Rally set to happen at the Sundance Film Festival. All with films at the Robert Redford founded fest this year, the two Oscar winners and the relentless attorney […]

Hugh Wilson Dies: ‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ Creator Who Helmed ‘Police Academy’ & ‘First Wives Club’ Was 74

Hugh Wilson, an Emmy-winning writer-producer and WKRP in Cincinnati series creator who also directed several features including The First Wives Club and the original Police Academy, has died. He was 74. WCAV-TV Charlottesville, VA, reported that he died over the weekend in Albemarle County. Wilson started his TV writing career on The Bob Newhart Show and The […]