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Amazon beefs up drama slate

Amazon Prime Video has announced a number of new shows aimed at consolidating the service’s position among the prestige drama market. The headline announcement is an October debut for The Romanoffs, the first new show from Mad Men creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner. The original anthology series is set to premiere on Friday, 12th October […]

Netflix launches ad celebrating black creators as controversial comms chief departs

Netflix unveiled an ad during Sunday’s BET Awards that celebrates black creators on its platform, as its comms boss Jonathan Friedland departed the company after using the N-word. The ad, titled A Great Day in Hollywood, was inspired by the 1958 photograph A Great Day in Harlem, which featured 57 jazz legends. Netflix’s spot focuses […]

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 […]