Kapital Entertainment

Kapital Entertainment snaps up ABC execs to head creative

Aaron Kaplan’s US indie Kapital Entertainment has hired former ABC head of drama Brian Morewitz and former ABC Signature head of comedy Melanie Frankel as heads of creative. Morewitz and Frankel will co-run creative across comedy and drama, leading projects from inception through to debut as executive producers. The execs will take charge of the […]

ABC re-teams with Jay-Z, Will Smith & Aaron Kaplan for second Mamie Till-Mobley docuseries

ABC in the US has commissioned another limited docuseries exploring the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley, whose quest for justice for her murdered son, Emmett Till, sparked the US civil rights movement in the 1950s. ABC News is producing Let The World See in association with Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Cobble Hill […]

Hulu to adapt ‘Black Cake’ with Cerar, Kaplan & Oprah

US-based streamer Hulu has won a bidding war for Black Cake, a drama series based on an upcoming book, with Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey and Aaron Kaplan attached. Charmaine Wilkerson’s novel of the same name, which is due to be published next year, is a decade-spanning murder mystery-meets-family drama, with an international setting including […]

Starz orders Sharon Horgan & Jeff Astrof paranormal comedy, Starzplay takes int’l rights

US cablenet Starz has greenlit a paranormal comedy from Trial & Error’s Jeff Astrof and Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan, which will also be available via streamer Starzplay around the world. Shining Vale follows a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town and into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. It stars […]

Kapital hires Fox vet for business ops

Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has hired Fox veteran Sandra Ortiz to oversee business affairs and production business. Ortiz was most recently head of business affairs for Fox 21 Television Studios. She joined US-based Kapital recently and has already helped to negotiate with CBS All Access for an order of drama Tell Me a Story and […]

Meg Ryan returns to TV drama with Epix

US premium cable channel Epix is to bring big screen star Meg Ryan back to television for the first time in more than 30 years. The network has commissioned Kapital Entertainment and Entertainment One to coproduce a small screen version of comedy Picture Paris, which is a 2011 short film about a woman obsessed with […]

NBC remaking Sharon Horgan BBC comedy

US network NBC is developing a US version of cult BBC Three comedy Pulling. Original series creator Sharon Horgan (pictured) is attached to the new show as executive producer, alongside co-creator and writer Dennis Kelly. The 2006-2009 BBC series, from Silver River Productions, centred around three thirty-something women with unstable dating lives and living arrangements, […]

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 […]

Channel 5 examines NBC’s Mysteries of Laura

UK digital channel 5USA has bought NBC procedural The Mysteries of Laura. The Channel 5-owned network plans to launch the show, which recently got a full 22-epsiode season order in the US, in mid-January. The show, which is based on a Spanish scripted format, stars Debra Messing (Will and Grace) as a New York murder […]