Television

In his first year working in film and TV, hair department head Barry Lee Moe (IATSE Local 706) had an experience that forever changed his perspective on the industry. After driving to set one morning on an early call, he came to learn that there had been an accident. “One of our truck drivers just
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From the moment Netflix announced itself as an original programming player with House Of Cards, the streamer has been touting its great relationship with talent. That reputation has taken hit over the last week in the wake of Dave Chappelle’s controversial new special The Closer which has had top Netflix talent denounce the comedian’s comments
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For the first time in its 128-year history, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees could go on strike this weekend and shut most of Hollywood down, unless the studios, networks and streamers agree to a new contract for below the line workers. In that context of conflict, which show is the one you have
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The controversy over Netflix’s Dave Chappelle special The Closer continued today with allegations that employees had raised concerns about the doc before it debuted, reports of a planned walkout next week by and in support of the company’s trans employees and a leaked memo from company co-CEO Ted Sarandos maintaining that violent or abusive content
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BBC Studios has appointed chief finance officer Tom Fussell as CEO, more than one year after Tim Davie moved to become DG. Fussell has held the interim post since September 2020, overseeing the producer-distributor’s global strategy. He will lead on the development of ambitious expansion plans as Davie tasks BBC Studios with boosting commercial returns
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Netflix engineer Tara Field has been reinstated after she criticized the company’s new Dave Chappelle special on Twitter. Netflix has maintained that her suspension had nothing to do with that criticism, but was rather about Field’s unauthorized attendance — and that of two other employees — at a high-level meeting. “It is absolutely untrue to
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HBO Max has unveiled a first-look image and clip for its Head of the Class reboot, featuring original cast member Robin Givens, also announcing that the comedy’s 10-episode first season will debut on November 4. The multi-camera series from executive producer Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Scrubs) is based on a sitcom created by Rich Eustis
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Marc Levy, the author and showrunner behind Starzplay/Studiocanal’s upcoming All Those Things We Never Said, was driven to adapt the show for TV after a year of being “overwhelmed by division.” Speaking at today’s Mipcom alongside Studiocanal execs, Levy said he relished “being able to tell a story in 300 minutes where there was no
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Mediawan takes ‘For The Record’ rights EXCLUSIVE: Canadian distributor Mediawan has taken worldwide distribution and European/LatAm format rights for For The Record, CBC Gem’s shortform comedy from Suits actor Julian De Zotti. Mediawan will take the comedy, which stars De Zotti alongside The Expanses’ Anna Hopkins, on the road following this week’s Mipcom. The show had its international premiere
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Granville Adams, who portrayed Zahir Arif in HBO’s Oz, died after a battle with cancer. He was 58. The news was confirmed on Sunday by multiple friends including Oz‘s showrunner/executive producer Tom Fontana, and costars Kirk Acevedo and Harold Perrineau. “I lost my brotha today after a long battle with cancer,” Acevedo shared via Twitter.
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Kim Kardashian West showed off her social connections during her hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, assembling an impressive roster of guest stars in the dating reality series parody skit The Dream Guy. A take on ABC’s The Bachelorette, it featured Kardashian as Rochelle, a single woman during a ritual resembling The Bachelor/The Bachelorette’s
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“We cannot let fear define us in this moment,” proclaims Sonequa Martin-Green in the explosive trailer for Star Trek: Discovery’s upcoming fourth season. “The future remains uncertain, but the captain in me knows anything is possible,” Martin-Green’s Captain Michael Burnham adds amidst images of loss and also of laughter for the Paramount+ series Oh yeah,
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EXCLUSIVE: NBC has opted not to proceed with its drama pilot Getaway. Headlined by Annie Ilonzeh, it starred two leads of recently canceled broadcast series that have since been resurrected, Manifest’s Matt Long and All Rise‘s Marg Helgenberger. Both actors are now available to do other shows, including their old ones, which both have been
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BBC1’s long-running business format Dragons’ Den is to shift production from Manchester to Scotland. Producer BBC Studios’ factual entertainment team in Glasgow, which is run by former MasterChef and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares exec Adeline Ramage Rooney, will hire a number of editorial and production management personnel to work on the show. Series 20 of Dragons’ Den will
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EXCLUSIVE: NBCUniversal has taken in for development The Task Lyst, a drama project based on the novel “Task Lyst” by Scott Hylbert. It hails from writer David Slack (In Plain Sight), Josh Berman’s Osprey Prods. and Sony Pictures Television where the company is based. The project was pitched to NBC as part of the current
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Sky has embraced the cord-cutting revolution by launching a TV product that doesn’t require a satellite dish, described by CEO Dana Strong as the “first platform to fully integrate content from local broadcasters to global giants.” Unveiled at a swanky event in London’s Greenwich this morning, Sky Glass will offer Sky subscription packages that start
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SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details about Riverdale‘s Season 5 finale, “Riverdale: RIP.” Hiram Lodge has left the building, and Mark Consuelos has departed Riverdale as a series regular, Deadline has learned. Consuelos, who has starred as Veronica Lodge’s (Camila Mendes) conniving father since Season 2, made his final appearance as a series regular in
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