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Baz Luhrmann making Netflix drama

Baz Luhrmann is making The Get Down for Netflix, an original music-driven drama set in 1970s New York. The series from the Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director will bow on Netflix in 2016. Luhrmann will executive produce the show and direct the opening episode and last two instalments of the thirteen-part project. Sony […]

Disney’s kids novella launching in the UK

Disney is launching its kids telenovela Violetta on Disney Channel in the UK. The show has performed strongly for Disney on its channels in Latin America, southern Europe and France and its UK launch will make the first time Disney Channel UK has shown a dubbed drama series. Disney said the cumulative European audience to […]

Endemol India producing SET drama with Bollywood star

Sony Entertainment Television and Endemol India are working on a major new drama series starring Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. The currently untitled series will go out on SET India and be based on an idea from Endemol, which is coproducing with Bachchan’s prodco Saraswati Creations. Bachchan is one of the most influential actors in Bollywood […]

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 […]