Writer’s Room: Richie Mehta. Turning timeline into takes for ‘Delhi Crime’

Writer-director Richie Mehta on how he deconstructed India’s notorious 2012 gang-rape case for a seven-part drama series for Netflix Delhi Crime has been a long, involved and all-encompassing journey. It began in 2013 as a conversation with the retired police commissioner in Delhi, Mr. Neeraj Kumar, who told me about the investigation following the heinous […]

Studio Lambert promotes Maddie Sinclair, hires Mammoth Screen exec

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has promoted its head of development Maddie Sinclair to become an executive producer at the company, and hired an exec from fellow UK prodco Mammoth Screen to take her previous role. Sinclair joined Studio Lambert in 2016 from BBC Studios and is being replaced by James Gandhi, who becomes head of development. […]

Awesome expands into graphic novels with ‘Retrograde’

Awesome Media & Entertainment is expanding into the graphic novel space with a bespoke studio. The studio will sit within the Kew Media Group-backed prodco’s fiction publishing arm Awesome Reads, launched in September, and develop high-concept, character-driven comics for adults that will also be developed for the screen. It is to debut its inaugural title […]

eOne alum Michael Rosenberg joins Untitled Entertainment

Entertainment One’s former head of scripted TV Michael Rosenberg has joined LA-based agency and producer Untitled Entertainment. Rosenberg has been working as an independent producer since leaving his post as EVP of US scripted TV at the Canadian-US studio in 2014. He had been upped from SVP to EVP in 2012 soon after the exit […]

Disney’s global content sales chief Janice Marinelli steps down

Disney’s president of global content sales and distribution Janice Marinelli (pictured), who has been with the company for more than 30 years, is stepping down from her position. Marinelli was most recently overseeing US and international programme sales for the Mouse House, as well as distribution of its direct-to-consumer apps to platforms and networks around […]

Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves join BBC’s David Nicholls’ adaptation

The Night Manager‘s Tom Hollander, Luther‘s Saskia Reeves and The Killing‘s Sofie Gråbøl have all been attached to star in the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel Us. The eponymous four-parter is being produced by Drama Republic and Bandstand Productions, with Lisa Siwe (Temple, Modus) directing and BBC Studios distributing internationally. Filming will take […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ shatters Emmy record as HBO sweeps nominations

HBO’s Game Of Thrones has shattered Emmy records to help the AT&T-owned cable channel scoop up 137 nominations, making it the most nominated outlet of the year.  The drama, which concluded its eighth and final series in May, garnered 32 nominations, the most for any show in a single season ever – beating a 25-year record held by […]

Content Innovation Awards entries deadline fast approaching

The deadline to enter the 2019 Content Innovation Awards is fast approaching, with this year’s event bigger than ever as a selection of new award categories open up for the first time. Interested parties have until 21 July to enter the running for an award at the annual event, which is entering its fifth year. […]

Talent deals: Propagate signs Antoine Fuqua; Sony links with ‘Indebted’ producer

Propagate strikes production deal with Antoine Fuqua US indie studio Propagate Content has struck an overall production deal with Training Day and The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua and his prodco Fuqua Films. The deal, which covers both scripted and non-scripted content, is an exclusive multi-year deal that will see the filmmaker expand his TV […]