First Look Media Hires Ex-AwesomenessTV Exec Drew Wilson As CFO

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First Look Media, the company behind the entertainment studio and journalism outfits Topic and The Intercept and Field of Vision, has hired Drew Wilson as Chief Financial Officer. He most recently worked as CFO as AwesomenessTV, and before that at Robert Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment and Discovery Communications.
At First Look, Wilson will oversee finance, strategic planning and business development for the multifaceted media company. He will be based at the company’s New…

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

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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 […]

New York Television Festival’s 13th Edition Features ‘S.W.A.T.,’ ‘Nude’ Premieres, Expanded Digital Footprint

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The 13th New York Television Festival kicks off today with 52 pilots screening, 20 development scripts circulating, and new partnerships with Hulu and Audible aiming to channel talent toward emerging platforms.
Through October 28, the festival will feature workshops and industry meetings as well as panel discussions and keynotes featuring notable producers and writers including Shawn Ryan and Lena Waithe, talent like Amy Sedaris and Jordan Klepper, and a range of network…

‘Death In The Terminal’: First Look Media’s Topic Teams With BuzzFeed To Release Award-Winning Documentary

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The critically acclaimed documentary Death in the Terminal is making its way to theaters. First Look Media‘s Topic, which acquired the U.S. rights to the title earlier this year, is partnering with BuzzFeed News to release the original docu from Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry. It will be available for free on both platforms on September 6.
“We are proud to partner with BuzzFeed News to premiere an important film like Death in the Terminal to a highly-engaged audience for…