Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

Charlie Corwin has left Imagine Entertainment, where he was CEO. Corwin joined the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-founded production company last year after departing Endemol Shine North America, where he had been co-CEO alongside Chris Abrego. He left th…

Charlie Corwin has left Imagine Entertainment, where he was CEO. Corwin joined the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-founded production company last year after departing Endemol Shine North America, where he had been co-CEO alongside Chris Abrego. He left the company in December to return to his entrepreneurial roots, planning to launch his own independent production […]

Muhammad Ali Limited Series ‘8 Fights’ in the Works at CBS All Access

CBS All Access is developing “8 Fights — The Life of Muhammad Ali,” a limited series that will tell the story of eight critical moments in the life of the legendary boxer. Each of the eight episodes episode will be framed by one of Ali’s fi…

CBS All Access is developing “8 Fights — The Life of Muhammad Ali,” a limited series that will tell the story of eight critical moments in the life of the legendary boxer. Each of the eight episodes episode will be framed by one of Ali’s fights. The story of each episode, however will focus on […]

Former Audience Network Exec Bart Peters Launches Big Branch Productions

Former Audience Network executive Bart Peters has launched a new company, Big Branch Productions, set to produce original content across all genres and platforms including film, television, and live events. The company will have offices in Los Angeles …

Former Audience Network executive Bart Peters has launched a new company, Big Branch Productions, set to produce original content across all genres and platforms including film, television, and live events. The company will have offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. Peters is the former head of production and development at Audience Network. “My vision for […]

‘Bosch’ Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

Production company Fabrik Entertainment has signed with United Talent Agency, Variety has learned. “United Talent Agency is the ideal partner for Fabrik as we continue to expand our production slate and enjoy more interest from domestic and inter…

Production company Fabrik Entertainment has signed with United Talent Agency, Variety has learned. “United Talent Agency is the ideal partner for Fabrik as we continue to expand our production slate and enjoy more interest from domestic and international distributors for our content,” said Henrik Bastin, Fabrik Entertainment CEO. “We are attracted to thought-provoking and cutting […]

‘Frankenstein’ Author Mary Shelley Set as ‘Genius’ Season 3 Subject

National Geographic has named its newest genius. The cable channel announced at its upfront presentation Wednesday night that Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” will be the subject of the third installment of anthology series “Genius,” whose renewal was confirmed. “Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ left an indelible mark on generations of imaginations,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice […]

National Geographic has named its newest genius. The cable channel announced at its upfront presentation Wednesday night that Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” will be the subject of the third installment of anthology series “Genius,” whose renewal was confirmed. “Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ left an indelible mark on generations of imaginations,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice […]

‘Homeland’: Claire Danes Says Series Will End With Season 8

“Homeland” will end with its upcoming eighth season, according to its star Claire Danes. Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” Wednesday, Danes indicated that the Showtime drama’s next season would be its last. “Now we’ve got one more season after this and then we’re wrapping it up,” Stern told Danes in the interview, to which […]

“Homeland” will end with its upcoming eighth season, according to its star Claire Danes. Appearing on “The Howard Stern Show” Wednesday, Danes indicated that the Showtime drama’s next season would be its last. “Now we’ve got one more season after this and then we’re wrapping it up,” Stern told Danes in the interview, to which […]

ESPN, Fox Sports Team Up for UFC TV-Rights Bid (EXCLUSIVE)

Rivals ESPN and Fox Sports have teamed up to bid for television rights for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Variety has learned that the two companies have recently proposed to split the UFC TV package in a move that would bring as many as 15 fight events to new subscription streaming service ESPN+. According to sources with […]

Rivals ESPN and Fox Sports have teamed up to bid for television rights for Ultimate Fighting Championship. Variety has learned that the two companies have recently proposed to split the UFC TV package in a move that would bring as many as 15 fight events to new subscription streaming service ESPN+. According to sources with […]