Miami Vice

El Rey buys Miami Vice

Robert Rodriguez-helmed cable channel El Rey Network has acquired rights to the Miami Vice TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall. The deal, scored with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, is for 111 episodes, which will begin rolling out from January 2015. Terms of the agreement were not released, though the rights […]

Crackle signs AVOD deal with NBCU

Sony Pictures Television’s on-demand service Crackle has signed a multi-year licensing deal with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution. The deal gives Crackle exclusive ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) rights feature films such as the Miami Vice reboot, war drama Jarhead, the remake of King Kong; and Academy-winning biography Ray. As of today, the films […]

TBI Interview: Robert Rodriguez on TV

Movie writer, producer and director Robert Rodriguez is the latest big-screen name to make a move into TV. Characteristically, he has done it in a big way, launching his own cable network El Rey in association with US Hispanic broadcaster Univision. Making TV shows was not an ambition that Rodriguez held. “I was not interested […]

Metan linking veteran US TV writers with Chinese partners

Marty Pompadur (pictured) and Larry Namer’s China-focused media firm Metan Development Group has launched Metan Wen Zhi Ku (Writing Mastermind), an initiative that will link veteran Western writers with Chinese programme makers. Metan has joined forces with Art Eisenson and David Gittins who head up a collective of TV and film writers including Michael Elias […]