Viacom Storms DirecTV With ‘Daily Show’ Warning Of Looming Blackout

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It’s no laughing matter to Viacom that AT&T could be dropping its channels from DirecTV and U-verse in just a couple of day but Comedy Central’s The Daily Show became the battlefield in the latest pay-TV carriage war tonight.
As host Trevor Noah li…

Jupiter Entertainment Inks Overall Co-Production Deal With Chris Deaux’s Two Fifteen West

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Sky-owned Jupiter Entertainment has signed an overall co-production deal with veteran producer Chris Deaux and his Two Fifteen West Entertainment.
Under the pact, Deaux will create, develop and produce unscripted programming to be co-produced with Jupi…

Curiosity Ink Media Signs With Lit Division Of Abrams Artists Agency

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Former Nickelodeon president of production and development Russell Hicks and partner Brent Watts’s Curiosity Ink Media has signed with the literary division of Abrams Artists Agency.
Hicks is the company’s president and chief creative officer, while Wa…

Steven Piet & Erik Crary Ink First-Look Deal With Universal Content Productions

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Director Steven Piet and producer Erik Crary have signed a first-look deal with Universal Content Productions to develop scripted programming with the studio.
Piet and Crary have both worked under Nick Antosca (Hulu’s The Act, Syfy’s Channel Zero…

‘Rabid’ Remake & ‘Project Ithaca’ Sci-Fi Thriller Rack Up Sales For Film Mode – EFM

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Film Mode Entertainment racked up sales at the European Film Market in Berlin for Rabid, the Soska Sisters’ reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 namesake cult classic, and for Project Ithaca, a sci-fi thriller with compelling visual effec…