Kapital Entertainment


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 […]

Laura gets full season run on NBC

NBC has made Debra Messing vehicle The Mysteries of Laura its first new season drama to get a full season order. The Wednesday 8pm procedural, which stars Messing (Will and Grace) as a NYPD homicide detective balancing work and a difficult home life, will go to a full 22 episodes. This comes after CBS gave […]

ABC goes straight-to-series with Secrets & Lies remake

An upcoming Australian crime drama is being remade for US broadcast net ABC, which has made a 10-part, straight-to-series order. Secrets & Lies comes from Oz prodco Hoodlum and is set to begin broadcasting on Network Ten in 2014, and is now being remade by ABC Studios and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Hoodlum is also […]

CBS sees future in Better Lives, kills CSI:NY

Leading US broadcast network CBS has taken comedy Friends with Better Lives to series, but has dropped the long running CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement. Friends… is billed as being about a group of 30-somethings, each one of which thinks the others have better prospects. The sitcom comes from Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox […]