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Paramount TV names Nicole Clemens as new president

Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens is Paramount Television’s new president, after Amy Powell was fired for alleged racially insensitive remarks in July. Powell was dismissed by the company two months ago after allegedly making an offensive racial remark during a conference call. The former Paramount TV president denied any wrongdoing post-dismissal. Clemens joins from Anonymous, where […]

Paramount TV president Powell fired for alleged comments

President of Paramount TV Amy Powell has been dismissed after allegedly making an offensive remark on a conference call. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos issued a statement yesterday explaining why Powell, who had been with the company for 14 years, had been fired from her role. “Last week, multiple individuals came to us to raise concerns […]

Paramount TV appoints Flynn as int’l strategy chief

Paramount Television has named David Flynn executive vice president of international strategy, a new role for the company. Flynn will report to Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV, which is a US production division within media giant Viacom. In the position, Flynn will play an integral role in helping to identify and secure local formats, […]

Paramount & Anonymous land rights to Margaret Atwood trilogy

Paramount Television, along with Anonymous Content have acquired the rights to develop a series based on The Handmaid’s Tale author Margarate Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. The trilogy is based on novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam. Produced by Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment, Paramount and Anonymous procured the title through their first-look […]

Paramount extends Anonymous deal

Hollywood’s Paramount Television has extended its first-look deal with Anonymous Content, a partnership that’s already spawned Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why. The new deal runs to the end of 2019, and gives Viacom-owned Paramount exclusive first-look rights to produce and distribute Anonymous-developed TV shows. There is also a new co-financing element added. Paramount and Anonymous […]

Paramount TV strikes deal with 13 Reasons’ Yorkey

Paramount’s TV division has agreed an overall deal with Brian Yorkey, the showrunner of buzzy Netflix original 13 Reasons Why. Paramount TV makes the Netflix series, which has just secured a second season, which Yorkey exec produces and adapted for TV from the Jay Asher book. The overall TV deal with Paramount will run for […]

Paramount ties with Telefe for multi-lingual drama

Viacom’s recent acquisition of Argentinian broadcaster Telefe is already reaping rewards. Viacom-owned Paramount Television is teaming with Telefe to develop a one-hour drama series created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (Narcos), Cazadores. This comes after Viacom beat competition to acquire Telefe for around US$345 million. Paramount TV is part of Paramount Pictures, the film arm […]

Paramount chief Grey exiting ahead of network launch

Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey is stepping down after twelve years with Viacom. For TV execs, the news comes ahead of the establishment of the Paramount Network, which Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish has placed at the centre of his plans to turn around the giant media business. Paramount Television and Digital […]

Paramount to co-create content with Federation

Hollywood’s Paramount Television has bolstered its profile in Europe after scoring a wide-ranging agreement with France’s Federation Entertainment. The first-look agreement will see the US and European studios co-creating, coproducing and co-distributing programming. Paramount will also look to take Federation’s scripted formats, which include Marseille and The Bureau, and remake them for US audiences. Paramount […]

School of Rock sets for Nick TV remake

School of Rock, the 2003 Jack Black comedy film, is being made into a TV series for US kids cable channel Nickelodeon. The musical, live-action series will come from Nick and Paramount Television. This marks the first time the Viacom stablemates have collaborated on a TV series. School of Rock will be a 13-part series […]