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ITV Studios America revs up Little Engine deal

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked a first look deal with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo’s Little Engine Productions. ITV Studios America will partner on the prodco’s shows for US nets, with ITV Studios Global Entertainment selling these projects internationally and bringing Little Engine into copros with European partners. Little Engine’s credits include […]

Showtime takes Jim Carrey drama to series

US premium channel Showtime has taken Jim Carrey’s stand-up-themed scripted drama I’m Dying Up Here to series. The one-hour drama, which is set in the celebrated LA stand-up circuit of the 1970s, had previously been ordered as a pilot. The show follows up and coming comedians who are mentored by a brassy but nurturing club […]

ITV Studios deal with Christina Wayne’s Assembly

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked an overall deal with Assembly Entertainment, the US prodco run by former Cineflix exec Christina Wayne. Scripted prodco Assembly is currently making a pilot for premium cable net Showtime, and said it has nine one-hour dramas in development at different US cable nets. Its exclusive pod deal […]

Showtime to adapt Patti Smith memoir

US cable channel Showtime is adapting the memoir of punk poet and musician Patti Smith into a drama miniseries. Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, will be adapted, co-written and produced for TV by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo), whose Desert Wolf Productions imprint will be the production company. Smith shot to fame in 1970s as […]

Christina Wayne leaves Cineflix, sets up with Endemol

Christina Wayne has left producer and distributor Cineflix and agreed a production deal at the US division of Endemol. Endemol Studios and Wayne’s production banner Assembly Entertainment have cut a ‘pod deal’ and Wayne will develop and produce new scripted projects. She will also work on and exec produce existing projects from Endemol Studios, including […]