Project Runway

Amazon taps Project Runway duo for reality fashion series

Amazon Prime is set to develop a reality fashion series from Project Runway duo Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, which will launch globally. The Project Runway pair have led the series through 16 seasons with ratings success. While Bravo signed up for a new season of the title in May, the duo will not return […]

The Cartel taps ex-Project Runway producer to head TV division

The Cartel, a full service management and production company, has appointed former president and founder of Brownstone Entertainment and Fascination Street Drew Brown as head of television. Brown will begin his new role at The Cartel immediately and oversee the company’s growing development slate. He started his career in the unscripted business as producer of […]

Project Runway Lat Am network change scheduled

Lifetime Latin America has become the pan-regional home of the Project Runway. The original US show and its spin-offs previously went in in the region on Turner-owned cable channel Glitz*, which also ran its own Latin American version of the format between 2010 and 2012. The agreement with FremantleMedia International hands  A+E Networks Latin America-owned […]

News brief: Lifetime, Yahoo launch online Project Runway special

Lifetime and Yahoo have joined forces for an online Project Runway special, Road to the Runway. The hour-long special has been released online ahead of transmission of the 14th season of the fashion-reality series, which will go out on cable net Lifetime. The special will be on Yahoo as well as via Lifetime’s online apps […]

ITV in for $950m Weinstein TV assets

UK broadcaster ITV is set to acquire the television assets of The Weinstein Company in a deal worth US$950 million. A deal, comprising an initial down payment of around US$400 million, would come hot on the heels of ITV’s acquisition of John de Mol’s Talpa Media. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, […]

Ex-FremantleMedia exec Tegelaar joins Sony

Jason Tegelaar, formerly of FremantleMedia-owned prodco Blue Circle, has joined Sony Pictures Television in the Netherlands. TBI has learned Tegelaar has joined SPT as a development executive on a six-month contract. He will work closely with SPT’s VP, acquisitions, international production Lisette van Diepen and report to chief creative officer, international production Wayne Garvie. SPT […]

Bunim/Murray opens up in New York

US unscripted producer Bunim/Murray has recruited Rob Bagshaw to run a new New York office. BMP is part of the Banijay group and counts Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashian among its credits. Bagshaw has been showrunner or exec producer on reality shows including Top Chef Masters and BMP’s Project Runway All Stars, […]

Lifetime orders personal shopper show from Weinstein, Endemol’s True

Lifetime has commissioned personal shopper reality series Million Dollar Shoppers. The US cable network ordered the series from Endemol-owned US producer True Entertainment (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and The Weinstein Group (Project Runway). It will debut on the female-skewed channel on October 10 after Project Runway, before moving to a regular Thursday 10pm slot from […]

Harvey Weinstein preps TV version of Miramax movie Shall We Dance?

Harvey Weinstein has told TBI that he plans to make a TV version of Shall We Dance?, the 2004 Miramax romantic comedy that starred Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. The news comes as The Weinstein Company plans to move more heavily into scripted TV and its president of TV, Meryl Poster, also told TBI that it […]

Harvey Weinstein and Televisa’s Emilio Azcárraga Jean heading to MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein and Emilio Azcárraga Jean are heading to Cannes for MIPCOM. Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address and Azcárraga Jean, the boss of Televisa, will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s market.   Weinstein will speak on Monday the 8th October, the first day of the […]