Martin Scorsese

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 […]

HBO discards Vinyl

US cable channel HBO has cancelled high profile music drama Vinyl, going back on plans to run a second season. The cancellation marks significant failure for Time Warner-owned HBO, and may be seen as new programming chief Casey Bloys putting his stamp on the network by distancing himself from it. The much anticipated series, which had […]

HBO greenlights Scorsese, Jagger rock drama

US premium cable channel HBO has given the greenlight to a drama from Martin Scorsese (Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) and Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. The currently-untitled series has been in the works at Time Warner-owned HBO for some time. Set in New York in the 1970s, it follows 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 […]

IMG Media wins the BAFTAs

The distribution arm of sports and media firm IMG has snagged a three-year deal to distribute the awards ceremonies organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). IMG Media will start selling the British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy Television Awards, the British Academy Games Awards and the British Academy Children’s […]

News brief: HBO renews Boardwalk

Premium cable channel HBO has given its acclaimed period crime drama Boardwalk Empire a fifth season. The Terence Winter-created show is set in during the 1920s Prohibition era in the US and follows the life of Atlantic City crime boss Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson. Season four has averaged a gross audience of 7.5 million and five […]

Graham King takes the reins at GK-tv after Craig Cegielski exit

Movie producer Graham King has taken over the running of his company’s TV department after the departure of its president, Craig Cegielski. TBI understands that Cegielski left GK-tv late last year. He is now running a new entertainment firm called Open Circle, which is based in LA. GK moved swiftly to deny that his exit […]

Martin Scorsese making Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

Martin Scorsese is making a feature doc about Bill Clinton. The film is being made for HBO and with the ex-US president’s full cooperation. The Clinton doc marks the fourth time that Scorsese has worked with HBO, with the vaunted filmmaker having previously made docs Public Speaking and George Harrison: Living in the Material World […]

Echo Bridge sells SyFy movies to broadcasters around the world

Distributor Echo Bridge Entertainment has inked deals for SyFy original movies with a host of broadcasters Europe and Asia. The distributor sells the US TV movies worldwide and has shopped titles including Ghost Shark to NBC Universal Networks, which has taken rights for its channels in 170 international territories. In France AB Droits Audiovisuels has […]