Paramount orders First Wives Club TV reboot

Paramount Network has ordered a series reboot of cult 1996 movie The First Wives Club, which originally starred Bette Middler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. The move arrives near two weeks after the network ordered the project to pilot. It will follow a group of New York women who band together to take revenge on […]

Little rejoins Rainmaker Entertainment

Gregory R. Little is rejoining Canadian animation studio Rainmaker as senior VP, content. Little was at ReBoot producer Rainmaker, which has a dedicated TV division called Mainframe, between 2005 and 2009. He then took a development role at The Gotham Group, before joining Brown Bag Films to head up its US office. For the past […]

Ex-MGM boss Hendry joins Rainmaker board

The former senior executive VP of television operations at LA studio MGM has joined the board of Canadian animation producer Rainmaker Entertainment. Steve Hendry will join a board that also comprises Tim McElvaine, Craig Graham, Jeff Sackman and Patrick Ryan. While at MGM, Hendry was responsible for financial operations, forecasting, planning and analysis for the […]

Technicolor finds new animation chief

US production group Technicolor has appointed a gaming expert as the creative director of its animation and games arm. Owen Hurley will be based in Bangalore, India, at Technicolor’s production base, Technicolor Digital Productions. He will oversee all creative work, while supporting the group’s original content development unit, which will be in Cannes with new […]

Netflix snags Cartoon Network and Adult Swim toons

Netflix has secured a raft of grown-up and kids animated titles after inking a deal with Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting  and Warner Bros. Television Group. It gives Netflix US rights to shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network and Adult Swim cable nets. The titles from Cartoon Network are: Adventure Time, Ben 10 (pictured), Regular Show and […]