Ron Howard

Apple buys Bryce Dallas Howard’s feature doc ‘Dads’ out of TIFF

Tech giant Apple has swooped for global rights to Bryce Dallas Howard-directed feature doc Dads for its forthcoming streaming service. Apple picked up worldwide rights to the doc ahead of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last Friday (6 September), according to Variety. In the 81-minute film, Howard teams up with her […]

Former ABC & Verizon exec to lead Imagine

Ex-ABC comedy chief and Verizon mobile content boss Samie Kim Falvey has joined Ron Howard’s Imagine Television as president. She will report to Francie Calfo, who has been promoted from president to chairman in recent days. Falvey was most recently in charge of programming, development and production at M4, the proposed mobile video service US […]

Genius prodco Imagine names new TV chief

Anna Culp has become the new executive VP of television at Genius producer Imagine Television. Culp is moving from the film division at Imagine, which Hollywood director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer own. This comes a year after LA-based Imagine left 20th Century Fox Television after receiving US$100 million from media investment house Raine […]

Go90 has finger on original EDM musical Pulse

New mobile on-demand service Go90 has ordered a twelve-part mystery drama-musical set around the Berlin EDM dance music scene. Pulse will follow an aspiring musician who travels to Berlin to find a missing friend, only to become drawn into the German city’s kinetic, hedonistic club scene that surrounds her friend’s inner circle. Producer New Form […]

Ron Howard’s Imagine receives investment

Empire coproducer Imagine Entertainment has received “a significant investment” from global merchant bank The Raine Group. This will allow LA-based producer Imagine, which Ron Howard and Brain Grazer lead, to move into branded content and digital formats. The money may also be used to finance “organic growth opportunities” and “potential acquisitions”. “With Raine’s investment, Imagine […]

Howard, Grazer head to Red Planet with Nat Geo

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and and Michael Rosenberg have partnered with National Geographic Channel on a “groundbreaking global miniseries event”. The Imagine Entertainment trio will executive produce Red Planet (WT) along with Jusin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor from RadicalMedia. The show will launch on Nat Geo in 171 territories and in 44 languages next year. […]

MCNs buy New Form Digital originals

A pair of originals from New Form Digital, the studio director Ron Howard and Discovery Communications co-created, have found homes with multi-channel networks. Party Girl and Shitty Boyfriends were sold to rival multichannel networks Maker Studios and Refinery 29, respectively. Both come from NFD’s Incubator Series 2 initiative, which was first announced in February. NFD’s […]

Discovery-backed studio funds digital scripted

New Form Digital, the Discovery Communications- and Ron Howard-backed production incubator, is backing 10 short online scripted films. The projects represent a second round of the studio’s Incubator Series, which financially backs projects from established, emerging and new digital filmmakers, helping to develop, produce and distribute them. The new projects cover a range of genres […]

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Discovery form digital studio

Discovery Communications, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have launched a next-generation prodco, New Form. The new digital unit will make scripted content that will be distributed on Discovery and independent online platforms. It will be based in LA and run by Kathleen Grace. She joins from YouTube where she headed development for the YouTubeSpace LA […]

MIPTV News: Prime sells Hollywood show to BSkyB

UK satcaster BSkyB has picked up a series about iconic film directors from Prime Entertainment Group. The show will be part of Prime’s MIPTV slate and the Paris-based distributor has concluded the deal in the run-up to the market. The UK pay TV operator has acquired 78x26mins Hollywood’s Best Film Directors. Its deal covers all […]