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  • Charter To Phase Out Spectrum Originals Amid Rising Production Costs & Shifting Video Strategy
    by Nellie Andreeva on August 11, 2022 at 9:41 pm in Breaking News, Charter Communications, Spectrum Originals

    EXCLUSIVE: Charter Communications is getting out of the original programming business. The decision to shut down Spectrum Originals comes as Katherine Pope, who launched and spearheaded the effort as Charter’s Head of Original Content, is leaving to become President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. According to sources, the move is not unexpected, and Pope’s exit provided an

  • ‘Dangerous Liaisons’: Starz Unveils First-Look At Series Adaptation & Sets Premiere Date
    by peterdeadline on August 11, 2022 at 9:25 pm in Breaking News, Trailers, Dangerous Liaisons, Starz

    Starz is preparing to launch its adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic 18th Century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons). The network has unveiled its first-look images as well as a teaser trailer and has set a premiere date for the series. The eight-part series will launch on November 6. Dangerous Liaisons tells the story

  • Peter Bart: David Zaslav’s “Gap Year” Is Ending At A ‘Psycho’ Moment For The Entertainment Industry
    by peterbartdeadline on August 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm in Breaking News, Commentary, Corporate Affairs, Deals, Streaming, Alfred Hitchcock, David Zaslav, warner bros. discovery

    David Zaslav is a busy man, but I think he would benefit from a meeting with Alfred Hitchcock. They had this in common: Facing cycles of disruption, each decided to call a “time out” to gain perspective and design new strategies. And both likely would have enjoyed their interaction. As CEO of Warner Bros Discovery,

  • Endeavor Acquires Majority Stake In Collector Car Auctioneer Barrett-Jackson For $261 Million
    by jillg366 on August 11, 2022 at 9:12 pm in Breaking News, Mergers and Acquisitions, Barrett-Jackson, Endeavor, IMG

    Endeavor’s IMG has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, a collector car auction and live events group, for just over $261 million in a cash and stock deal. Endeavor is taking 55% of the company for about $249 million in cash and 563,935 newly-issued Endeavor shares. IMG — which operates events including Frieze art fairs,

  • Anne Heche Had Narcotics In Her System, Police Say, According To Tests Conducted After Fiery Car Crash
    by Dominic Patten on August 11, 2022 at 8:50 pm in Breaking News, Controversial, Crime, L.A. Local, Legal, TV News, Anne Heche, LAPD

    Nearly a week after a fiery car crash put her in the hospital, Anne Heche now is under investigation for felony DUI after drugs were found in her system, police confirmed today. “Based on the blood work, it revealed the presence of narcotics,” Officer Lizeth Lomeli of the LAPD told Deadline on Wednesday. Confirming that

  • ‘Lisa Frankenstein’: Carla Gugino, Liza Soberano, Joe Chrest & Henry Eikenberry Board Zelda Williams’ Horror-Comedy For Focus Features
    by matthewgrobar on August 11, 2022 at 8:35 pm in Breaking News, Casting, News, Carla Gugino, Focus Features, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, Lisa Frankenstein, Liza Soberano

    EXCLUSIVE: Carla Gugino (The Fall of the House of Usher), Liza Soberano (Alone/Together), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things) and Henry Eikenberry (The Crowded Room) will star alongside Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse in the horror-comedy Lisa Frankenstein, which actor-filmmaker Zelda Williams is directing for Focus Features, in her feature debut. Set in 1989, Lisa Frankenstein follows an

  • Alec Baldwin Fatal ‘Rust’ Movie Shooting Probe Inches Forward As Feds Finish Forensic; Still No Timeline On Possible Charges
    by anthonypauldalessandro on August 11, 2022 at 8:16 pm in Breaking News, Alec Baldwin, Rust

    Nearly 10 months after Alec Balwin killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the low budget Western, the police investigation into what happened is still ongoing, but a bit closer to competition. Santa Fe Country Sheriff’s Investigators have informed that they’ve received the FBI’s completed forensic reports on Aug. 2, which were then

  • UFC, Live Events Buoy Endeavor Q2 Results
    by jillg366 on August 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm in Agencies, Breaking News, Sports, Ari Emanuel, Endeavor, UFC

    Endeavor Group said revenue rose 18% to $1.3 billion last quarter led by higher media rights fees and live event, partnership, consumer product and licensing revenues at UFC as well as the return of live events. Owned sports properties, which includes UFC, saw revenue of $332 million up 28% from the 2021 quarter. Adjusted EBITDA

  • Wall Street Mulls Pros & Cons Of Streaming Price Hikes As Disney Earnings Boost Stock
    by jillg366 on August 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm in Breaking News, Streaming, Disney, ESPN, Hulu

    Disney stock rose about 5% Thursday after posting a beat on earnings, profit, streaming subscriber growth and parks for its fiscal third quarter ended in June. It announced a new Disney+ ad-supported tier will launch on Dec. 8 for $7.99 – the current price of the ad-free service, which will jump to $10.99. That’s nice

  • ‘Physical’ Renewed For Season 3 At Apple TV+
    by Denise Petski on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Breaking News, Renewals, Annie Weisman, Apple TV Plus, Physical, Rose Byrne

    Dark comedy Physical will be back for another go-round. Apple TV+ announced today it has renewed the half-hour dramedy, starring and exec produced by Rose Byrne, for a third season. From creator, writer and exec producer Annie Weisman, Physical revolves around Sheila (Bryne), a woman in the early 1980s who is struggling with bulimia but

  • ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Scores Early Season 3 Renewal At Starz
    by Rosy Cordero on August 11, 2022 at 7:56 pm in Breaking News, Drama, Renewals, Courtney A. Kemp, Curtis "50 Cent’ Jackson, Mekai Curtis, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Starz

    Starz has renewed Power Book III: Raising Kanan for a third season ahead of the show’s sophomore return on August 14. Production on Season 3 will begin this summer in New York. The third installment of the hit Power Universe Raising Kanan tells the origin story of the ultimate franchise baddy, the titular Kanan Stark

  • ‘Rosaline’ Premiere Date, First Look: Kaitlyn Dever Leads 20th Century Studios’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Reimagining For Hulu
    by matthewgrobar on August 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm in Breaking News, News, Premiere Dates, 20th Century Studios, Hulu, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosaline

    20th Century Studios has unveiled first-look photos for its Romeo & Juliet reimagining Rosaline, starring 2022 Emmy nominee Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick), at the same time announcing that the film will stream October 14 as a Hulu Original in the U.S., on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ under the Star banner in all other