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HBO Max faces analyst scorn, rejigs ‘Love Life’ & takes ‘Big Bang’ spin-off

HBO Max’s recent roll-out has been handed a dour assessment by two leading US analysts, as the WarnerMedia streamer revealed a new binge-friendly schedule for one of its originals and the acquisition of Young Sheldon. The streamer was launched in the US last week with an array of originals such as scripted comedy Love Life, […]

Starz to revive YouTube’s cancelled ‘Step Up’ series

US cable and satellite network Starz is to revive dance drama Step Up: High Water, following its cancellation on YouTube last year. The Lionsgate-owned Starz has ordered a new 10-episode third season from creator and executive producer Holly Sorensen and Lionsgate Television. The stars from the previous seasons are set to return, while the company […]

Starz names ex-CBS drama head Christina Davis as programming president

US cable network Starz has appointed former CBS drama head Christina Davis as president of original programming. Taking over from Carmi Zlotnik, who departed the role earlier this year to join Apple TV, Davis will be responsible for leading the programming and development team for the Lionsgate-owned service and delivering content for women and diverse […]

AMC appoints Lionsgate’s Dan McDermott as programming president

Former Lionsgate exec Dan McDermott has been appointed as president of original programming at US-based AMC Networks, taking up the role previously held by David Madden. McDermott, who was most recently head of Lionsgate’s scripted TV partnership with BBC Studios (BBCS), also becomes co-president of AMC Studios and fills the void left by Madden, who […]

Lionsgate strikes streaming output deal Starzplay

Lionsgate has agreed an output deal with its Starz’s international streaming platform Starzplay for split first pay streaming rights in the U.K. to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Under the deal, Starzplay’s U.K. subscribers will be able to access first-run movies from parent company Lionsgate, including Knives Out, Bombshell, Angel Has Fallen and […]

TBI’s UK Screenings Social prepares for launch with new guest speakers!

TBI welcomes you to a brand new event taking place a short walk from Southbank during UK Screenings week, providing an opportunity to hear from some of the biggest names working across the content business. We are delighted to confirm a stellar line-up of execs who represent key areas of the business, including the head […]

Apple TV+ hires outgoing Starz progamming chief Carmi Zlotnik

Carmi Zlotnik, who is stepping down as president of programming at Starz, has struck an exclusive production deal at Apple TV+. Zlotnik had been with the company for more than a decade and worked on shows including Outlander, American Gods and Power. He will work with the cabler during his transition before moving to Apple […]

Starz programming chief Carmi Zlotnik to depart

Starz president of programming Carmi Zlotnik has left the US cabler after a decade with the company. Zlotnik had been with the network for a decade and worked on shows including Outlander, American Gods and Power. He is set to pursue new creative endeavours but his next move is not yet known. He will work […]

Apple takes new approach with ‘Mythic Quest’ launch plan

Apple TV+ is to drop all nine episodes of its upcoming comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet in one go when it launches on 7 February. The launch plan stands in contrast to other Apple TV+ series, like The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind, which have been released on a weekly basis. Mythic […]

Quibi greenlights animated black superhero show with 50 Cent onboard

Shortform streamer Quibi has ordered an animated adaptation of graphic novel Trill League, which has rapper and Power actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson attached to exec produce. The series, which will also be known as Trill League, satirizes modern American society and follows a group of black superheroes who are tasked with saving the world […]

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