Paramount Television Ups David Goldman To President Of Business Operations

Paramount Television veteran David Goldman has been promoted to the newly created position of President of Business Operations. In his expanded role, Goldman, most recently EVP Business Affairs and Strategy, will continue to report to Amy Powell, Presi…

Paramount Television veteran David Goldman has been promoted to the newly created position of President of Business Operations. In his expanded role, Goldman, most recently EVP Business Affairs and Strategy, will continue to report to Amy Powell, President of Paramount Television. Goldman, who has been at Paramount TV since its inception in 2013, has emerged as one of Powell’s key lieutenants as the studio continues its expansion. "David is a strong leader who thinks…

First Look: Emma Stone & Jonah Hill In Netflix’s Pharma Series ‘Maniac’ From Cary Fukunaga

Netflix has released first look images of upcoming Emma Stone and Jonah Hill series Maniac from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga. The anticipated black comedy follows two strangers who find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Also among the cast are Sally Field, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner and Jemima Kirke.
Written by Patrick Somerville and based on the 2014 Norwegian series, 10 episode-Maniac is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymo…

Netflix has released first look images of upcoming Emma Stone and Jonah Hill series Maniac from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga. The anticipated black comedy follows two strangers who find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Also among the cast are Sally Field, Justin Theroux, Julia Garner and Jemima Kirke. Written by Patrick Somerville and based on the 2014 Norwegian series, 10 episode-Maniac is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymo…

Drama Series Based On True Crime Story In Works At Paramount TV From Hannah Fidell & 2.0 Entertainment

Paramount Television has put in development a drama series based on the 2017 New Yorker article “Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit.” The project hails from writer-director Hannah Fidell (The Long Dumb Road ) and Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment.
The magazine article by Rachel Aviv explores the true story of how six people from a small town in Nebraska were brainwashed by local law enforcement into falsely believing that they had committed a murder together. The TV…

Paramount Television has put in development a drama series based on the 2017 New Yorker article “Remembering the Murder You Didn't Commit.” The project hails from writer-director Hannah Fidell (The Long Dumb Road ) and Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment. The magazine article by Rachel Aviv explores the true story of how six people from a small town in Nebraska were brainwashed by local law enforcement into falsely believing that they had committed a murder together. The TV…

Dakota Fanning Demands A Place On ‘The Alienist’s’ Promotional One-Sheet And Other Tales Of Female Empowerment In TV — SXSW

Fresh off of Frances McDormand’s rousing Oscar acceptance speech, in which she introduced the phrase “inclusion riders” into the national lexicon, actress Dakota Fanning provided another example of how women are finding their voices in Hollywood.
Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said the actress’ manager insisted that Fanning be included in the promotional materials alongside her two male co-stars in the television series The Alienist…

Fresh off of Frances McDormand’s rousing Oscar acceptance speech, in which she introduced the phrase “inclusion riders” into the national lexicon, actress Dakota Fanning provided another example of how women are finding their voices in Hollywood. Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said the actress’ manager insisted that Fanning be included in the promotional materials alongside her two male co-stars in the television series The Alienist…

Paramount TV Hires UTA’s David Flynn to Find and Adapt New International IP

David Flynn has been named the Executive Vice President, International Strategy of Paramount Television, the company said Tuesday.

“David has a keen eye for identifying ambitious content from premier content creators worldwide,” said Paramount TV President Amy Powell, who Flynn will report to.

Flynn hails from UTA, where he was an agent in the Literary department for more than a decade. Flynn most recently worked on the German thriller “Dark” for Netflix, which is currently the streaming giant’s most successful non-English language series. He’s worked with filmmakers like Laszlo Nemes, Ziad Douieri, Rupert Wyatt, and several more.

Also Read: Viacom Chief Explains Why Paramount Sold ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ to Netflix

“I’m incredibly excited to join Amy and her amazing team,” Flynn said. “Paramount’s iconic library, matched with the innovative leadership in place at the studio today, provides unlimited opportunities to continue to transform the model around pairing original IP with brilliant content creators.

“I look forward to helping expand this model internationally and bringing the most visionary filmmakers, producers and creators into Paramount TV to make content for the global market place,” he continued. “I am grateful for my last decade at UTA and look forward to working with everyone in my new role.”

“Paramount TV is getting a tremendous executive in David Flynn,” said UTA boss David Kramer. “He’s been a great colleague at UTA for more than decade and integral in building our international business. We truly wish him the best and look forward to many years of continued work together.”

Also Read: Viacom Beats Q1 Earnings Forecast Despite Declines in US TV Ratings, Paramount’s Box Office

Flynn, who was born and raised in Ireland, began his film career working on Paramount’s “Braveheart,” which was shot in his home country (but set in Scotland). There he started his own management company, which produced “Seraphim Falls” starring Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Anjelica Houston and was sold at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.

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David Flynn has been named the Executive Vice President, International Strategy of Paramount Television, the company said Tuesday.

“David has a keen eye for identifying ambitious content from premier content creators worldwide,” said Paramount TV President Amy Powell, who Flynn will report to.

Flynn hails from UTA, where he was an agent in the Literary department for more than a decade. Flynn most recently worked on the German thriller “Dark” for Netflix, which is currently the streaming giant’s most successful non-English language series. He’s worked with filmmakers like Laszlo Nemes, Ziad Douieri, Rupert Wyatt, and several more.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Amy and her amazing team,” Flynn said. “Paramount’s iconic library, matched with the innovative leadership in place at the studio today, provides unlimited opportunities to continue to transform the model around pairing original IP with brilliant content creators.

“I look forward to helping expand this model internationally and bringing the most visionary filmmakers, producers and creators into Paramount TV to make content for the global market place,” he continued. “I am grateful for my last decade at UTA and look forward to working with everyone in my new role.”

“Paramount TV is getting a tremendous executive in David Flynn,” said UTA boss David Kramer. “He’s been a great colleague at UTA for more than decade and integral in building our international business. We truly wish him the best and look forward to many years of continued work together.”

Flynn, who was born and raised in Ireland, began his film career working on Paramount’s “Braveheart,” which was shot in his home country (but set in Scotland). There he started his own management company, which produced “Seraphim Falls” starring Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Anjelica Houston and was sold at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.

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How ‘Waco’ Star Paul Sparks Played a Man Cuckolded by Koresh (Video)

Paramount’s new drama “Waco” takes a closer look at the real-life siege on a Waco compound in 1993, where cult leader David Koresh lived with his followers.

The mini-series has an impressive cast, with Taylor Kitsch in the lead role as Koresh, Michael Shannon as the FBI’s negotiator, Melissa Benoist as Koresh’s first wife, and Paul Sparks as one of Koresh’s friends and converts.

The “House of Cards” alum stopped by TheWrap studios ahead of the show’s premiere to discuss his character, who he describes as representative of how he might react in the same situation.

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“Steve Schneider was a really smart guy,” Sparks said of his “Waco” character, whose wife marries David Koresh. “He was the friend–sometimes enemy–of David Koresh. David created a scenario where people felt like what they were doing was important, and maybe in this case the most important thing there was.”

“I think people really bought into that,” he said. “In a way, the fact that David was sort of a manipulative… a kind of pain in the a–, almost reinforced the fact that what he was saying was true.”

Koresh in fact predicted–in his words, prophesied–the way that the government would come into his compound, where he had a stash of illegal weapons and engaged in polygamy. Some of his wives were underage, as played in the show by Julia Garner. Schneider’s own wife was also wed to Koresh, and we see him struggle when his wife gets pregnant with Koresh’s baby after they previously tried and failed to have kids.

Also Read: See Taylor Kitsch as Cult Leader David Koresh in Paramount Network’s ‘Waco’ (Photo)

“I think that Steve is very representative of who I would think I might be in this situation, were I to be in this situation,” Sparks said. “He wasn’t just resolute always, consistently on [Koresh’s] side… and I think it’s a really interesting story to tell.”

Watch the full clip above.

You can watch “Waco” on The Paramount Network Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

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Paramount’s new drama “Waco” takes a closer look at the real-life siege on a Waco compound in 1993, where cult leader David Koresh lived with his followers.

The mini-series has an impressive cast, with Taylor Kitsch in the lead role as Koresh, Michael Shannon as the FBI’s negotiator, Melissa Benoist as Koresh’s first wife, and Paul Sparks as one of Koresh’s friends and converts.

The “House of Cards” alum stopped by TheWrap studios ahead of the show’s premiere to discuss his character, who he describes as representative of how he might react in the same situation.

“Steve Schneider was a really smart guy,” Sparks said of his “Waco” character, whose wife marries David Koresh. “He was the friend–sometimes enemy–of David Koresh. David created a scenario where people felt like what they were doing was important, and maybe in this case the most important thing there was.”

“I think people really bought into that,” he said. “In a way, the fact that David was sort of a manipulative… a kind of pain in the a–, almost reinforced the fact that what he was saying was true.”

Koresh in fact predicted–in his words, prophesied–the way that the government would come into his compound, where he had a stash of illegal weapons and engaged in polygamy. Some of his wives were underage, as played in the show by Julia Garner. Schneider’s own wife was also wed to Koresh, and we see him struggle when his wife gets pregnant with Koresh’s baby after they previously tried and failed to have kids.

“I think that Steve is very representative of who I would think I might be in this situation, were I to be in this situation,” Sparks said. “He wasn’t just resolute always, consistently on [Koresh’s] side… and I think it’s a really interesting story to tell.”

Watch the full clip above.

You can watch “Waco” on The Paramount Network Wednesdays at 10 p.m.

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Margaret Atwood’s ‘Maddaddam’ Trilogy Getting Series Treatment By Anonymous Content & Par TV

In a competitive situation, Anonymous Content and Paramount Television have acquired the rights to develop a series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling Maddaddam trilogy, comprised of the novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam.
Maddaddam is the harrowing, cautionary, inspirational story of a global pandemic and the end of mankind, and the small group of survivors who are left to shepherd a new race to inherit the world. The series centers on…

In a competitive situation, Anonymous Content and Paramount Television have acquired the rights to develop a series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling Maddaddam trilogy, comprised of the novels Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam. Maddaddam is the harrowing, cautionary, inspirational story of a global pandemic and the end of mankind, and the small group of survivors who are left to shepherd a new race to inherit the world. The series centers on…