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Netflix adapts Stephanie Land’s novel ‘Maid’ with Margot Robbie’s prodco attached

Netflix has ordered an adaptation of Stephanie Land’s best-selling novel Maid, which chronicles the life of a single mother who turns to housekeeping to make ends meet. Maid is from writer and showrunner Molly Smith Metzler (Orange Is The New Black) and is being produced by John Wells Productions, Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment and Warner […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

Netflix taps John Wells for Panama Papers film

The West Wing’s John Wells is teaming up with global streamer Netflix to create a feature film based on the story of the Panama Paper leaks. John Wells Productions (Burnt) is adapting a book German investigative journalists Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer wrote after uncovering the correspondence, Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the […]

Southland duo, ITV Studios make TNT dramas

TNT has commissioned a pair of dramas, one of which reunites the US cablenet with Southland’s John Wells and Jonathan Lisco and the other coming from ITV’s Tomorrow Studios. The first show, Animal Kingdom, will run to ten episodes and is based on the film of the same name, while the other, Good Behavior, is […]

West Wing producer to head Working Title US

Former West Wing producer Andrew Stearn has been named president of NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Working Title Television US. The former president of television at John Wells Productions comes after Working Title TV US’s executive VP, Gina Girolamo exited after less than a year to return to Gossip Girl producer Alloy Entertainment. Stearn is best known […]