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Netflix sets sail with Marco Polo original series

Netflix has ordered a new original series, based on the adventures of Marco Polo, to bow in all Netflix territories in late 2014. The series was originally developed at Starz, with the project ordered straight to series in January 2012, but production complications in China put paid to Starz’ involvement with the project. Starz released […]

Miramax names veteran as production chief

US studio Miramax has appointed industry veteran Zanne Devine as its executive VP, production and development as it pushes towards adapting films as TV series. Effective immediately, Devine will oversee Miramax’s film and television production, development and acquisition activities, reporting to company chairman Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., and CEO Steve Schoch. Devine’s appointment comes a […]

WGN America orders Ten Commandments original series

US cable channel WGN America has ordered 10-part scripted drama Ten Commandments from the Weinstein Company. Running for 10 nights, each episode of the series will see a different modern interpretation of a Commandment from an A-list director. Wes Craven, Michael Cera, Lee Daniels, Jim Sheridan and Gus Van Sant are committed to directing an […]

Miramax and Weinstein pact, develop Good Will Hunting series

Miramax and The Weinstein Company have inked a wide-ranging agreement for the development, production and distribution of new TV projects and movies. The multiyear deal will include the development of Miramax movie Good Will Hunting as a TV series. TWC will sell it in the US and Miramax internationally. The same model will apply to […]

Weinstein picks up SVOD rights to Peaky Blinders

The Weinstein Company has taken US subscription video-on-demand rights to British drama series Peaky Blinders. The deal covers the first season of the Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) period crime drama, which stars Cillian Murphy and aired on the BBC in the UK. The BBC has ordered a second series and the US SVOD deal covers […]

BBC, Weinstein Company make War & Peace

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has signed on to coproduce a major new BBC reworking of Tolstoy’s novel War and Peace. TWC is onboard drama firm Lookout Point, BBC Worldwide and BBC Cymru Wales Drama on the series, which is being billed as “one of the most ambitious event dramas ever produced for the BBC”. The […]

Netflix: Weinstein deal will ‘reinvent’ pay TV window

Netflix’s efforts to secure first-run content have resulted in an exclusive US pay TV deal for The Weinstein Company’s movies – a partnership the pair claims will “reinvent” windowing. Streaming service Netflix has scored a multi-year licensing deal that gives it first-window subscription rights to theatrically released feature films from TWC and Dimension Films, starting […]

A&E orders Rodeo Girls series from The Weinstein Company

US cable net A&E has ordered a reality series about female rodeo competitors from The Weinstein Company. The show, Rodeo Girls, will go behind the scenes on the pro rodeo circuit. A&E has ordered a full 8x1hr series and will announce the show at its TCA press presentation later today. The show will sit alongside […]

Sex, Drugs and Restaurant wars

“Chefs are the new rock stars,” says Mike Beale, head of formats at ITV Studios, the company behind long-running hit Come Dine With Me. “It’s not about Delia anymore and you could probably track this trend to The X Factor.” If chefs are the new rock stars, international cooking formats are their stage. The traditional […]

Harvey Weinstein and Televisa’s Emilio Azcárraga Jean heading to MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein and Emilio Azcárraga Jean are heading to Cannes for MIPCOM. Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address and Azcárraga Jean, the boss of Televisa, will be the Personality of the Year at this year’s market.   Weinstein will speak on Monday the 8th October, the first day of the […]