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John Logan talks Penny Dreadful

John Logan is the three-time Oscar-nominated writer behind Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and Skyfall, among other features, and is also penning the new James Bond movie. As a playwright and movie scribe of some repute, the move to TV was not top of Logan’s to-do list – and yet he is the man behind the […]

Amazon gets on board Barbarella series

Streaming service Amazon has reportedly come on board the Barbarella TV series. The show, from Gaumont International Television, is being written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the writers of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) will executive produce. French premium pay broadcaster Canal+ was announced as a broadcaster partner […]

News brief: Ex-Carnival Films exec sets up indie

Producer Sally Woodward Gentle has set up a new independent production company called Sid Gentle Films. Woodward Gentle is the former creative director of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films. The new production company said it is working on a new drama adaptation for BBC One from The World Is Not Enough and Skyfall screenwriting team […]

Sky Atlantic reads up on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

UK satellite channel Sky Atlantic will coproduce the upcoming Sam Mendes-produced Showtime thriller drama Penny Dreadful. The BSkyB-owned channel is now attached to the eight-part series, which was created by Oscar-nominee John Logan and has American Beauty director Mendes on board as executive producer. Logan and Mendes previously hooked up on James Bond feature Skyfall […]

Vikings drives MGM growth as Tellem joins board

Strong worldwide sales of scripted drama Vikings helped Hollywood studio MGM report revenue growth of 164% in its second quarter. MGM parent MGM Holdings reported revenue of US$339 million for the three months to June 30, 2012, up from US$128.4 million in 2012, news that was compounded by the announcement Microsoft Studios chief and former […]

Sky Deutschland expands MGM partnership

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has expanded its long term output agreement with MGM in a deal that exclusively hands it the Hollywood studio’s latest blockbuster movies. The deal also includes a renewal of the MGM HD Channel in Germany and Austria, which launched earlier this year. The content deal comprises exclusive pay TV […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sena Argun, SinemaTV

Sena Argun is in LA this week buying for a SinemaTV’s bouquet of Turkish pay TV channels. The group has general entertainment, female-skewed, family, action and movie channels so Argun is in LA on the lookout for a wide range of content. Which channels are you buying content for? I’m buying content for our group […]

Blinkbox takes James Bond catalogue in MGM deal

Blinkbox has inked a deal with MGM for the catalogue of James Bond movies. The streaming service, which is owned by UK retailer Tesco, will get all installments in the iconic franchise, including the latest release Skyfall. That and the other 22 Bond titles will be available to stream and to buy from next Monday. […]

James Bond writers will pen Barbarella TV series

  Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the writers of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, have been signed up to pen the upcoming TV adaptation of Barbarella. The writing duo are behind five recent Bond movies including Quantum of Solace and Casino Royal. Barbarella will be based on the iconic character created by Jean-Claude Forest and […]