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Warner Bros. prodco taps Boundless development head

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has hired the development chief at FremantleMedia UK-owned Boundless, Hannah Brownhill, as director of development for its prodco Renegade Pictures. Brownhill (pictured) will take up the newly created role with immediate effect. She joins the senior management team at Renegade, reporting to director of programmes Harry Lansdown, and CEO […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

Report: Disney preps ‘digital locker’ service with studios

The Walt Disney Company has reportedly partnered with major Hollywood movie studios on a new ‘digital locker’ service that will let users watch purchased films across different devices. According to Bloomberg, the Movies Anywhere offering could be announced as early as this week and includes participation from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. […]

Ex-TCB exec in as Reel One adds two

Reel One Entertainment has bolstered its international distribution team with the appointment of former TCB Media Rights sales manager Anna Budashevskaya and sales exec Mai Aboelfadle, with the latter joining from Warner Bros. Anna Budashevskaya (pictured) will be responsible for the continued development of new and existing broadcaster relationships specifically within CEE, German-speaking Europe and […]

ABC orders The Jetsons live-action reboot

ABC has ordered a live-action reboot of 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series The Jetsons, executive produced by Back to the Future’s Robert Zemeckis. The multi-camera sitcom is set 100 years into the future and looks at the family with a modern take. The Jetsons reboot will be written by Gary Janetti (Will&Grace, Family Guy) and executive […]

Network veteran Cherniss joins Apple

Ex-studio and US network veteran Matt Cherniss has joined former Sony execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack van Amburg at tech giant Apple, which is set to invest US$1 billion in original and acquired programming. Cherniss has been named as head of domestic creative development at Apple, having left his role president and general manager of […]

Brave Bison appoints Warner Bros exec as CFO

Brave Bison’s new CEO Claire Hungate has made her first appointment by hiring former Warner Bros colleague, Paul Campbell-White, as CFO. Campell-White joins from Warner Bros. Television Production UK, where he is currently chief financial officer. He is due to take up his new role, as well as a place on the Brave Bison board, […]

CBS poaches Warner Bros legal exec

CBS has named Warner Bros. exec Nick Macrae as senior vice president of legal and business affairs in EMEA. In his post, Macrae will be based at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam, reporting to Javier Avitia, executive vice president of legal and business affairs at CBS. Macrae will oversee the legal and business affairs […]

CBS rejigs entertainment as Geller exits

US broadcaster CBS has upped Kelly Kahl to president of entertainment and drafted in The CW exec Thom Sherman, with Glenn Geller (pictured) set to exit. Kahl has been upped from senior executive VP of CBS Primetime, a role she has held since 2005. Sherman, who joins from CBS’s part-owned network The CW later this […]

The CW pairs Dynasty with Riverdale

The CW is pairing key new US broadcast dramas Valor and Dynasty with existing high-profile Warner Bros.-produced series. Valor, one of a spate of new military- or elite police-themed dramas coming to the 2017/18 network season, has landed a 9pm Monday slot. It will receive lead-in from DC Universe superhero series Supergirl. Soap reboot Dynasty, […]

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