John Goldwyn

Lionsgate signs deal with Dexter’s Goldwyn

Lionsgate is set to partner with John Goldwyn, the well-known producer of Dexter and Manhunt: Unabomber, on a first-look deal to develop and produce scripted programming for television and streaming platforms. Goldwyn will work with Lionsgate through his John Goldwyn Productions banner. Lionsgate will have exclusive first-look rights to all television projects developed and produced […]

Zaslav: Discovery preps ‘cost effective’ dramas

The president and CEO of Discovery Communications has described plans to push Discovery Channel more heavily into scripted programming as a cost-effective move. Questioned during an investors’ call on whether the move into drama would effect programming costs, David Zaslav said would not constitute a “significant increase in investment”. New Discovery Channel president Rich Ross […]

Ross plots new path for Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is taking a new direction in its programming strategy, moving away from sensationalised shows such Eaten Alive and towards documentaries and scripted series, according to its new president. Rich Ross (left) told journalists at Discovery’s TCA session that this week’s hire of former HBO exec John Hoffman as executive VP, documentaries and specials […]