A+E Studios

A+E Studios hires exec trio in scripted boost

US-based A+E Studios has hired former Amazon Studios production exec Lucia Gervino as head of production among a slew of appointments to boost its scripted leadership. The studio has also brought on veteran production and distribution executive TPaul Miller as SVP of strategy and operations and producer Tom Lerner as VP of creative affairs. Finance […]

Israel’s Kan 11 orders supernatural co-pro from A+E Studios & Ananey

Israeli pubcaster Kan 11 has ordered The Malevolent Bride, a new supernatural thriller from Our Boys co-creator Noah Stollman, produced as the first collaboration between US-based A+E Studios and Israel-based Ananey Studios. A+E Studios will co-produce the 8 x 45-minute series and handle global distribution for all territories outside of Israel. The Malevolent Bride is a modern supernatural […]

Netflix orders WWII animated drama from A+E, Unique Features

Netflix has ordered World War II animated drama series The Liberator, produced by A+E Studios and Unique Features in partnership with Atlanta-based animation studio School of Humans. The Liberator explores the battlefield odyssey of maverick US Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit as they fought for over 500 days to liberate Europe during WWII. […]

Lifetime orders Jenji Kohan drama

US cable channel Lifetime has given a straight-to-series greenlight to a new drama from Jenji Kohan. American Princess will be an A+E Studios series in association with IM Global Television. Jamie Denbo has created, written and executive produced the show. Orange is the New Black creator Kohan is also attached, as is Tara Herrmann. The […]

CEE broadcaster bags A+E’s Knightfall

Central and Eastern European broadcaster SPI / Filmbox has acquired A+E Networks’ period action drama Knightfall and German crime series Einstein. Knightfall, originally for History and from A+E Studios, chronicles the adventures of the Knights Templar. The scripted series also counts The Combine and Midnight Radio as coproducers and has Dominic Minghella and Jeremy Renner […]

History to open Blue Book with Robert Zemeckis

US cable channel History has ordered a straight-to-series drama from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. The Academy Award-winner is executive producer on Blue Book, which will run to ten episodes. History cousin A+E Networks will produce the series, which will chronicle top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFOs in the mid-20th century. It […]

Charles Ferguson explores Watergate for A+E’s History

A+E Network’s History channel has made a concerted drive into scripted series recently. But this week’s decision to greenlight a documentary series about disgraced US President Richard Nixon and the famous Watergate scandal shows that high-end factual series are still very much on the channel’s radar. Created by Academy Award-winner Charles Ferguson, the new series will […]

US cable net A&E dropping scripted

The A&E net in the US is dropping scripted programming from its line-up, although the wider A+E Networks group said it remains committed to drama. A&E was historically an unscripted net and will now return to that mode, as Deadline was first to report. The cable net had run drama series including Bates Motel (pictured), […]

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