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NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

Mind the casting gap: directors talk diversity

Casting directors are evolving their methods to pick the right individuals to reflect society, but can they be fully representative if diversity isn’t replicated behind-the-scenes? Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Casting has been of hot debate in recent years, particularly when it comes to incorporating more diversity. While improved inclusivity in casting is still a work in […]

China’s iQiyi buys UK dramas Rellik & Miniaturist

iQIYI, the chinese online platform, has acquired UK-produced series Rellik (pictured) and The Miniaturist. The streaming service, which claims to have 20 million subscribers, now has rights to Rellik, which is a New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures production for BBC One and Cinemax, and The Miniaturist, which is from The Forge. The latter was […]

NBC vet Sanders departs for Universal TV

NBC’s executive vice president of current programming, Vernon Sanders, is leaving the role to become a producer with NBC’s sister company, Universal Television. Sanders has signed an exclusive overall producing deal with Universal TV. He will now work on the anthology series Amazing Stories, one of the first dramas commissioned by Apple and produced by Universal TV […]

Fox officially ends Network Ten output deal

Following CBS’s acquisition of Australia’s Network Ten, Fox has officially ended its output deal with the broadcaster, it has been reported. The Australian reported today that Fox has issued a letter of termination for the long-term agreement which included library content and was set to expire in June 2019. This follows reports that 21st Century […]

Apple to shy away from nudity in upcoming originals

Apple is set to stay away from nudity, violence and foul language in its upcoming originals, it has been reported. Bloomberg has reported that a dozen people involved in projects and execs from the company have confirmed that Apple shows will aim to serve a “broad audience” and stay away from stylistically edgy shows such […]

Feel-good programming is needed in our crazy world

Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron explores why feel-good titles from This is Us to Pay it Forward have been big hitters during a tough global political climate. Trump, Kim Jong-un, Brexit, Syria, terrorist attacks, the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Mexico City earthquake and hurricanes Irma and Maria: these are just a few of biggest news […]

Amazon brings Exorcist, This is Us to Prime

Amazon and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have reached an international content licensing agreement to bring the TV adaptation of The Exorcist (pictured) and This is Us to Prime customers in over 200 territories. During September 2017, Amazon Prime Video will start introducing seasons of the shows to new countries post-local season finale broadcast. This […]

Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of classic TV

Hulu is set to add near 3,000 episodes of classic shows after expanded agreements with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The US streaming service will add hit comedies, dramas and iconic series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Glee. Some shows have been added and others will follow in coming weeks. The […]

ProSiebenSat.1 extends deal with Fox

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have extended their existing licensing deal on a long-term basis. The new deal between the pair will secure for ProSiebenSat.1 Hollywood movies and TV services from the US studio, with rights to air them on free TV channels in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The […]