Megan Ellison

BBC America pacts with Elisabeth Moss for drama

US cable channel BBC America is working with Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss on a period drama based on a Mary Beth Keane novel. American prodco Annapurna Television is also attached to Fever, which will star Moss (pictured in Handmaid’s Tale), who also featured in BBC drama Top of the Lake. Moss holds the novel […]

Coen brothers make TV switch with western

Legendary filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are set make the leap to television for the first time, continuing the flow of film directors flipping to the small screen. The Coens are working on a western-themed minseries titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs along with American Hustle prodco Annapurna Pictures TV arm, which former HBO programming […]

Naegle to lead Annapurna TV arm

Former HBO programming chief Sue Naegle will establish a television division for Annapurna Pictures, the LA film producer behind American Hustle, Foxcatcher and Zero Dark Thirty. Naegle left HBO, where she was president of entertainment, in 2013 and went on to launch prodco Naegle Ink with a deal with the cable network. That ended recently. […]