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Ronan Farrow signs 3-year deal with HBO

Following the investigative takedown of Harvey Weinstein last year, New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow has been signed by HBO to develop investigative documentaries over the course of three years. For the deal, Farrow will continue to document the abuse of power by individuals and institutions, and will proceed in tandem with ongoing reporting for The New […]

Fremantle taps ex-CMT exec for unscripted post

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired former CMT development head Jayson Dinsmore as president of alternative programming and development. Dinsmore replaces former executive vice president Toby Gorman, who exited last year to join a new A. Smith unit created in November. In his new role, Dinsmore will lead the company’s domestic and global unscripted development […]

Discovery leaving Maryland HQ after three decades for New York

Discovery Communications is planning to relocate from its home in Maryland to New York City in 2019 after buying Scripps Networks Interactive. The move is contigent on the US$14.6 billion deal for Scripps completing, as expected. The plan will see Discovery’s HQ move to New York, with a national operations headquarters based at Scripps’ home […]

Potato gains Powers through Love hire

ITV Studios (ITVS)-owned prodco Potato has hired Love Productions executive producer Sharon Powers. She joins the Ninja Warrior UK producer this week as a creative director, having previously been executive producer at The Great British Bake Off prodco Love. Potato managing director Martin Kelpie said the hire was strategic. “I’ve made no secret of the […]

Apple heads for Home with original docuseries

Apple has gone straight-to-series on a ten-part docuseries about boundary-pushing home builds. Home will take viewers into some of the world’s most imaginative homes and look at the characters behind the people that built them. Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser’s Altimeter Films is coproducing with Time Inc. Productions, Media Weaver Entertainment and musicals director Matthew […]

Epix programming chief exits

US premium cable network Epix is saying goodbye to its head of programming, Jocelyn Diaz. The exec is leaving the MGM-owned network just under two months after former TNT, Amblin Partners and DreamWorks Studios chief Michael Wright was named president. Former Disney exec Diaz has been with Epix since 2014, and is credited with its […]

Abraham & Heller replace Nevins as HBO doc bosses

As HBO doc boss Sheila Nevins steps down after 38 years in service, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller have been named executive VPs of HBO documentary and family programming. Nevins, who has overseen the launch of Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear (pictured), will officially step down in March 2018. Abraham and Heller, who are both currently senior […]

Spurlock dropped from projects after misconduct admission

After Supersize Me’s Morgan Spurlock admitted to previous accounts of sexual misconduct, he has been dropped from a range of projects and left the prodco he founded. Last week, Spurlock admitted on Twitter that he may have previously committed acts of sexual misconduct and that he feels he is “part of the problem” that has […]

BBC Two plots Harvey Weinstein doc

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is to be the subject of a feature length doc from UK pubcaster BBC Two. Weinstein (WT) will look at the rise and fall of the producer, whose career is in tatters after multiple allegations of rape, sexual assault and other bizarre sexual practices. The doc will run to 90 […]

Doc boss Sheila Nevins exiting HBO after 38 years

HBO Documentary Films’ influential president Sheila Nevins is leaving the premium US pay business after 38 years, saying, “I don’t have to die there”. Nevins, 78, has run all documentary output for HBO and its smaller sister channels such as Cinemax since 2004, but confirmed her departure to US outlets over the weekend. In an […]

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