Pulse Films Ups Emma Cooper To Global Non-Fiction Boss, Hires Ryan Harrington

EXCLUSIVE: XY Chelsea producer Pulse Films is expanding its Non-Fiction division, promoting Emma Cooper to Global President. The Vice Media-backed studio’s growth also incorporates new hire Ryan Harrington as Executive Producer for Non-Fiction Feature Documentaries. He will be based in New York and report to Cooper who is based in London.
The refreshed division will put a focus on a single team for both non-fiction film and TV. The crossover is designed to place an…

EXCLUSIVE: XY Chelsea producer Pulse Films is expanding its Non-Fiction division, promoting Emma Cooper to Global President. The Vice Media-backed studio's growth also incorporates new hire Ryan Harrington as Executive Producer for Non-Fiction Feature Documentaries. He will be based in New York and report to Cooper who is based in London. The refreshed division will put a focus on a single team for both non-fiction film and TV. The crossover is designed to place an…

Pulse Quickens Content Plans as Lars Knudsen Comes on Board (EXCLUSIVE)

Producer Lars Knudsen is joining forces with Pulse Films as the outfit’s movie and high-end TV plans shift up a gear. The producer partnership sees Knusden reunited with Pulse founder Thomas Benski and managing director Lucas Ochoa after the trio worked together on “American Honey.” Knudsen’s upcoming films “A Vigilante” and “City of Alex” will […]

Producer Lars Knudsen is joining forces with Pulse Films as the outfit’s movie and high-end TV plans shift up a gear. The producer partnership sees Knusden reunited with Pulse founder Thomas Benski and managing director Lucas Ochoa after the trio worked together on “American Honey.” Knudsen’s upcoming films “A Vigilante” and “City of Alex” will […]

Showtime Backs Chelsea Manning Documentary ‘XY Chelsea’ Across Multiple Platforms – TCA

A documentary on whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, whose struggle with gender dysphoria coincided with a 35-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets, will be released at an unspecified date later this year with Showtime’s backing. The announcement on XY Chelsea was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Shot over two years by filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins and featuring…

A documentary on whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, whose struggle with gender dysphoria coincided with a 35-year prison sentence for revealing state secrets, will be released at an unspecified date later this year with Showtime’s backing. The announcement on XY Chelsea was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2018 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Shot over two years by filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins and featuring…

Pulse Films Goes Nuclear With Drama Series ‘Atomic Bazaar’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Pulse Films has taken the nuclear option with its latest high-end scripted project, making a series based on Vanity Fair journalist William Langewiesche’s book “The Atomic Bazaar,” on the shadowy world of nuclear trafficking. “71” writer Gregory Burke will pen the drama, and the series will be produced by Pulse with First Look Media’s Topic […]

Pulse Films has taken the nuclear option with its latest high-end scripted project, making a series based on Vanity Fair journalist William Langewiesche’s book “The Atomic Bazaar,” on the shadowy world of nuclear trafficking. “71” writer Gregory Burke will pen the drama, and the series will be produced by Pulse with First Look Media’s Topic […]

Pulse Films Secures Access To The UN; C4 Orders European Union Doc Series

EXCLUSIVE: The tumultuous political climate in 2018 has opened the door for fly-on-the-wall documentaries about major political institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. I hear that Vice-owned producer Pulse Films has secured access to the global political organization, while UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced a behind-the-scenes series within the EU.
I understand that Pulse Films secured access to the UN last week and the company, which has…

EXCLUSIVE: The tumultuous political climate in 2018 has opened the door for fly-on-the-wall documentaries about major political institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. I hear that Vice-owned producer Pulse Films has secured access to the global political organization, while UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced a behind-the-scenes series within the EU. I understand that Pulse Films secured access to the UN last week and the company, which has…

‘The Raid’s Gareth Evans Creates Gangland Drama For HBO’s Cinemax & Sky

EXCLUSIVE: The Raid director Gareth Evans is heading to the small screen with his latest project – a big-budget gangland drama for HBO‘s Cinemax and Sky Atlantic. I hear that Evans has set up Gangs of London (w/t) with Pulse Films, marking the company’s first move into TV drama, and Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures, which is behind the forthcoming HBO/Sky co-production Chernobyl.
The drama, which will launch in 2019, is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn…

EXCLUSIVE: The Raid director Gareth Evans is heading to the small screen with his latest project – a big-budget gangland drama for HBO's Cinemax and Sky Atlantic. I hear that Evans has set up Gangs of London (w/t) with Pulse Films, marking the company's first move into TV drama, and Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures, which is behind the forthcoming HBO/Sky co-production Chernobyl. The drama, which will launch in 2019, is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn…

Simon Pegg To Star In Katharine O’Brien’s ‘Lost Transmissions’ For Pulse Films

Simon Pegg, the Brit actor best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek, is set to star in Katharine O’Brien’s Lost Transmissions.
Pulse Films‘ Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa will produce, with Brian Levy exec producing. Craig Newman from ATC Management will co-produce with Alvaro Valente serving as an associate producer. UTA Independent Film Group is repping domestic rights.
O’Brien will direct from her own script and story that follows…

Simon Pegg, the Brit actor best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek, is set to star in Katharine O'Brien's Lost Transmissions. Pulse Films' Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa will produce, with Brian Levy exec producing. Craig Newman from ATC Management will co-produce with Alvaro Valente serving as an associate producer. UTA Independent Film Group is repping domestic rights. O'Brien will direct from her own script and story that follows…