Imagine Entertainment Not Filling CEO Role After Charlie Corwin Exit, “Invested In Him Going Forward”

Imagine Entertainment created a CEO position when it hired former Endemol Shine North America co-CEO Charlie Corwin in late 2016. The company has reverted to its previous structure with no CEO following the exit of Corwin who quietly left the company i…

Imagine Entertainment created a CEO position when it hired former Endemol Shine North America co-CEO Charlie Corwin in late 2016. The company has reverted to its previous structure with no CEO following the exit of Corwin who quietly left the company in December after about a year in the job. He is believed to be raising money for a new media company, with Imagine among his investors. “We totally believe in Charlie, in his entrepreneurial skills and passion and are…

Noah Emmerich To Star In Netflix Limited Series ‘The Spy’ With Sacha Baron Cohen

The Americans standout Noah Emmerich has signed on to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in another undercover spy drama, Netflix’s six-episode limited series The Spy.
Written and directed by Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli drama Prisoners of Wa…

The Americans standout Noah Emmerich has signed on to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in another undercover spy drama, Netflix’s six-episode limited series The Spy. Written and directed by Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli drama Prisoners of War on which Showtime's Homeland was based, The Spy tells the story of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen). Eli Cohen lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the '60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed…

‘Modern Family’ EP Vali Chandrasekaran Inks New Overall Deal With 20th TV

Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran has signed a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the Emmy-winning ABC comedy.
In addition to Chandrasekaran’s key role on 20th TV’s flagship live-action c…

Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran has signed a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the Emmy-winning ABC comedy. In addition to Chandrasekaran’s key role on 20th TV’s flagship live-action comedy series, on which he has been for the past four seasons, starting as a co-executive producer and rising to executive producer, he also has developed new projects for the studio. Chandrasekaran currently has comedy pilot Our Family

CBS All Access Lands Muhammad Ali Event Series ‘8 Fights’ For Development With Morgan Freeman Producing

In a competitive situation, CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD and live streaming service, has landed for development 8 Fights – The Life of Muhammad Ali, a limited event series about the boxing great. The project hails from Morgan Freeman and Lori …

In a competitive situation, CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD and live streaming service, has landed for development 8 Fights – The Life of Muhammad Ali, a limited event series about the boxing great. The project hails from Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary's Revelations Entertainment and CBS TV Studios where it had been in development as part of the studio’s major ramp-up of premium cable/streaming content. Written by Dan Kay based on Jonathan Eig's recently published biography Al…

MTV Orders ‘Too Stupid To Die’ Prank Series From Former MTV Chief Van Toffler

EXCLUSIVE: Three years after Van Toffler exited as President of MTV Networks Music & Logo Group after a 28-year career at Viacom, he is returning to MTV as a producer. The cable network has given an eight-episode series order to Too Stupid To Die, …

EXCLUSIVE: Three years after Van Toffler exited as President of MTV Networks Music & Logo Group after a 28-year career at Viacom, he is returning to MTV as a producer. The cable network has given an eight-episode series order to Too Stupid To Die, a reality show from Van Toffler’s Gunpowder & Sky. It is set for a June premiere. In the tradition of MTV 2000s staple Jackass, which aired on Van Toffler’s watch, Too Stupid To Die is packed with bizarre pranks and outrageous…

Outgoing ‘Arrow’ Co-Showrunner Wendy Mericle Inks ABC Studios Overall Deal

Coming off a six-season stint on the CW’s Arrow, the last three as executive producer/co-showrunner, Wendy Mericle has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios.
Under the multi-year pact, Mericle, a sought-after drama writer, will develop new proj…

Coming off a six-season stint on the CW’s Arrow, the last three as executive producer/co-showrunner, Wendy Mericle has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the multi-year pact, Mericle, a sought-after drama writer, will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services. "Wendy is one of the most talented storytellers working in television and we're thrilled to have her on the ABC Studios team," said ABC Studios president Patrick Moran. This marks…

Amazon Developing ‘Transhuman’ & ‘East Of West’ Genre Series From Comic Book Writer Jonathan Hickman & Skybound

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has put in development two hourlong genre drama series, East of West and Transhuman, from Image Comics’ Jonathan Hickman based on his graphic novels. He is teaming on both projects with another comic book writer, The Wal…

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has put in development two hourlong genre drama series, East of West and Transhuman, from Image Comics’ Jonathan Hickman based on his graphic novels. He is teaming on both projects with another comic book writer, The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman who will executive produce via his company’s Skybound Entertainment’s overall deal at Amazon Studios. Both projects will be created and executive produced by Hickman and Nick Dragotta and J.M. Ringuet…