Leonardo DiCaprio

Nat Geo’s Flood claims viewing record

National Geographic’s Leonardo DiCaprio eco doc Before the Flood was viewed by 30 million people globally, making it the factual channel’s most-watched film ever. Nat Geo, which is owned by 21st Century Fox, made a huge outreach effort with the film, making it available to stream free of charge on various sites, as well as […]

Nat Geo’s DiCaprio doc free on-demand and mobile

National Geographic will release Leonardo DiCaprio-produced eco-doc Before the Flood for free on numerous on-demand and mobile platforms, to coincide with its linear launch this weekend. The film, which is produced by DiCaprio and exec produced by Martin Scorsese, seeks to put climate change high up the agenda ahead of the US presidential election. It […]

News brief: DiCaprio making mob drama for Showtime

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is working on a new mafia series for US premium cable net Showtime. The star’s prodco Appian Way, is developing the series, which will be set in 1980s New York. DiCaprio will exec produce alongside Brett Johnson and Bryan Zuriff, who join from another Showtime series, Ray Donovan. Appian is increasingly working on small-screen […]

Netflix deal monitor: 2015 so far

Streaming service Netflix may be losing market share to Amazon in the US, but has started 2015 with a bang, acquiring numerous series and movies and continuing its rapid international roll out. As new research shows the SVOD player spends more on content than the BBC, HBO and Discovery, TBI takes a look at the […]

Leonardo DiCaprio inks doc deal with Netflix

Leonardo DiCaprio has struck a deal to make original environmental and conservation docs for Netflix. The Hollywood star’s prodco, Appian Way, will produce the upcoming series under the terms of a first-look deal with the SVOD service. DiCaprio will produce and exec produce the resulting docs. He has previously worked with Netflix on Virunga, the […]

HBO and Scorsese making Shutter Island TV series

HBO and Martin Scorsese are developing Ashecliffe, a TV series based on the director’s Shutter Island feature. Paramount released the original movie in 2010 and its TV arm, Paramount Television, will produce the TV spin-off. One of the stars of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, is among the executive producers. The TV series will be set […]