The Book of Negroes

Hulu takes US streaming rights to Book of Negroes

Hulu has taken exclusive US rights to Canadian miniseries The Book of Negroes. The deal means the six-part series, which comes from author Lawrence Hill and follows a slave who survives against the odds during the American Revolution and around the world. The series took huge ratings on BET in the US on cable and […]

Morayniss extends eOne tenure

Entertainment One Television’s CEO, John Morayniss, will remain in the post for at least three more years. Moryaniss has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Toronto-headquartered company through 2018. He took up the post in 2008 on the inception of eOne’s television business, and has since then grown revenues from […]

The copro landscape: Meet the fixers

A batch of one-stop shop consultancies from the UK aimed at facilitating global coproduction has emerged in the past year. Jesse Whittock gets the low-down on their strategies as the boom in international drama continues. It is obvious that, with television drama in a prolonged golden era, broadcasters will increasingly be on the hunt for […]

Hollywood stars set for MIPCOM Book of Negroes debut

MIPCOM will play host to a worldwide premiere preview of upcoming Canadian event miniseries The Book of Negroes. Stars such Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men) and Aujuanue Ellis (Ray, The Help) are scheduled to attend an exclusive screening will take place in the Grand Auditorium of Palais des Festivals at 6.30pm […]

CBC buys Honourable Woman, Aussie dramas

Canadian pubcaster CBC has acquired a trio of international dramas for its new season. Among the deals the broadcaster has bought BBC Worldwide’s 9x50mins drama The Honourable Woman, which was for BBC2 in the UK and SundanceTV and comes from Eight Rooks Productions and Drama Republic. The spy thriller stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as the daughter […]

CBC, BET adapting African slave novel

Canadian pubcaster CBC and Viacom’s US cable channel BET are to broadcast a miniseries adapted from Lawrence Hill’s controversial novel The Book of Negroes. Conquering Lion Pictures, Out Of Africa Entertainment and indie studio Entertainment One are adapting the book, with production beginning in South Africa in the autumn. Clement Virgo (The Wire) is attached […]