Steve Stark

Netflix preps sequel series to History’s ‘Vikings’

Netflix has signed up for a Vikings spin-off from MGM Television and the show’s original creative team.  Michael Hirst’s Vikings: Valhalla begins 100 years after the original History Channel series concludes and follows the adventures of Vikings Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King and Viking descendant William the Conqueror. Initially helmed by […]

MGM rejigs int’l TV sales to achieve ‘greater efficiencies’

MGM has rejigged its international sales division in order to find “greater efficiencies”. The changes at MGM International Television Distribution see Paul Bischoff promoted to executive VP for EMEA. He was previously senior VP of subscription television and sales strategy, overseeing international SVOD and pay TV deals, but now oversees all television and digital deals […]

MGM to produce Patrick Dempsey drama for Epix

MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films have started production in Montreal, Canada on a ten-part television series starring Patrick Dempsey (pictured). The series will be produced for MGM-owned Epix, a premium cable network. It is based on a novel by Joël Dicker named The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. Starring Dempsey as Harry […]

Burnett takes over as Khanna exits MGM Television

Mark Burnett is taking control of MGM Television and Digital Group after the US studio acquired full control of United Artist Media Group. Burnett has signed a five-year contract to become president of the group, with current head of television and digital Roma Khanna stepping down. Simultaneously, MGM has bought the 45% of UAMG that […]

MGM poaches TriStar exec for TV role

Fargo producer MGM has poached Lindsay Sloane from TriStar Productions to become its executive VP, television production and development. Sloane began the role at MGM Television yesterday, reporting to the studio’s television group president, production and development, Steve Stark. She will oversee the creation and development of new projects, working alongside a team that includes […]