Sue Naegle

Why content execs are winning in Hollywood

Hollywood is facing some of the most drastic executive restructuring it has ever encountered, with regime changes at Disney and NBCUniversal setting the scene for the industry’s next SVOD-focused chapter. Manori Ravindran reports on why content, and not digital, execs are getting the top jobs As Hollywood digs itself out of a seismic 18-month period […]

BBC America pacts with Elisabeth Moss for drama

US cable channel BBC America is working with Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss on a period drama based on a Mary Beth Keane novel. American prodco Annapurna Television is also attached to Fever, which will star Moss (pictured in Handmaid’s Tale), who also featured in BBC drama Top of the Lake. Moss holds the novel […]

Coen brothers make TV switch with western

Legendary filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are set make the leap to television for the first time, continuing the flow of film directors flipping to the small screen. The Coens are working on a western-themed minseries titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs along with American Hustle prodco Annapurna Pictures TV arm, which former HBO programming […]

Naegle to lead Annapurna TV arm

Former HBO programming chief Sue Naegle will establish a television division for Annapurna Pictures, the LA film producer behind American Hustle, Foxcatcher and Zero Dark Thirty. Naegle left HBO, where she was president of entertainment, in 2013 and went on to launch prodco Naegle Ink with a deal with the cable network. That ended recently. […]

TNT officially revisits Tales From the Crypt

US cable channel TNT has officially greenlit a reworking of the classic television horror anthology Tales From the Crypt. The M. Night Shyamalan-developed ten-parter will comprise part of a new horror block for the Turner Broadcasting System network, which is slated to launch in 2017. A reversioned Crypt Keeper will present the show, which is […]

Cinemax lands Walking Dead creator Kirkman drama

US premium cable net Cinemax has put a pilot for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi drama into pre-production. Kirkman developed the series, Outcast, with Fox International Channels at the same time as working on a comic book series of the same name through his Skybound label last year. HBO-backed Cinemax has now greenlit […]

HBO promotes pair post-Naegle departure

Premium cable channel HBO has promoted a pair of executives to heightened programming roles following the departure of Sue Naegle. Casey Bloys (below) and Michael Ellenberg (left) are both now executive VP, programming and will report directly to programming president Michael Lombardo. This comes after HBO’s president, entertainment, Naegle, decided to leave the company after […]

HBO entertainment president stepping down

Sue Naegle is stepping down from her role as HBO’s president of entertainment and reportedly plans to launch her own production outfit. Naegle has been with the premium pay TV channels operator for five years and bows out celebrating 27 Emmy wins on Saturday night. According to US reports, Naegle will launch her own prodco […]