MGM ups Epix co-GM Laura Sher to EVP of scripted TV

US-based MGM has promoted Laura Sher to EVP of scripted TV operations. The appointment comes following Epix president Michael Wright’s remit was expanded last month, taking over MGM’s scripted TV division after the departure of Steve Stark. Sher, who is co-general manager of MGM-owned Epix, will continue to serve in her current capacity alongside her […]

Exclusive: MGM’s SVP of UK, China and European co-pros Charlie Farmer departs

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)’s SVP & MD of UK, China and European co-productions Charlie Farmer has left The Handmaid’s Tale studio, TBI understands. Farmer had been a pivotal part of MGM’s operations across Europe and Asia over the past three years, with a remit that included oversight of TV distribution in the UK and China. He was also […]

MGM promotes Epix president Michael Wright for TV as Steve Stark departs

Epix president Michael Wright is expanding his remit after it emerged MGM/UA Television’s chief Steve Stark is stepping down. Wright will take on Stark’s responsibilities by becoming president of MGM TV, while also remaining in charge of MGM-owned cable network Epix. Stark, meanwhile, has reportedly taken on a producing deal at the studio, according to […]

Epix orders Forest Whitaker docuseries inspired by ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ drama

MGM’s US cable network Epix has greenlit a four-part docuseries exploring the true history of Harlem, inspired by its Forest Whitaker-starring drama Godfather Of Harlem. By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times Of Godfather Of Harlem will use interviews, archival footage, evocative imagery and key moments from the scripted series to explore those who took a stand […]

MGM puts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Robocop’ onto new German SVOD via Zattoo

US studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is rolling out a film and TV streaming service in Germany via local TV provider Zattoo. The MGM SVOD will provide Zattoo subscribers with TV shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, comedy-drama series Get Shorty and movies such as Robocop, Terminator and 21 Jump Street. The service will cost €3.99 […]

News roundup: MGM gets first-look deal with Small World IFT; Lion TV USA inks prank co-pro deal; Vuulr launches new online market event and more…

MGM signs first-look deal with Small World IFT US-based MGM Television’s unscripted and alternative television and Orion Television division has signed a first-look deal with format sourcing company Small World IFT. Under the terms of the deal, MGM will have an exclusive first look at all international formats sourced by Small World as well as […]

‘Fargo’ producer MGM signs first-look co-pro deal with Israel’s Tadmor Entertainment

US studio MGM has signed a two year first-look television deal with Israeli prodco Tadmor Entertainment. MGM, which is currently working on scripted TV projects such as Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale, will work with Tadmor’s CEO Emilio Schenker to develop and co-produce original scripted series across a variety of genres for global audiences. Tadmor, […]

ViacomCBS ends relationship with ‘Live PD’ producer Big Fish Entertainment

ViacomCBS has “ended its relationship” with Big Fish Entertainment, the MGM-owned producer behind shows such as Black Ink Crew for its VH1 network and Live PD, produced for rival A&E. The US company has been behind a variety of other programming for ViacomCBS networks, including forthcoming Sweet Jesus for CMT and Cartel Crew for VH1. […]

A&E pulls hit cop show ‘Live PD’ in wake of George Floyd killing

US cabler A&E has cancelled its hit unscripted police series Live PD, a week after pulling the show from its schedule in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. Producer Big Fish Entertainment had recently been handed a commission for another 160 episodes of the prominent US reality cop show but the […]

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