Category Archives: TV Deals
Affleck won an Oscar for his role in the Amazon-released “Manchester by the Sea” while Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino are making “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the network.
The Stephen King adaptation finally has some competition from Matthew Vaughn’s action sequel and the latest LEGO family film, as well as the horror flick Friend Request.
Fox has given a pilot commitment to an hourlong drama titled Classified.
ABC buys fertility workplace comedy fron Annie Neal and Doug Robinson.
The success the comic creator has had with the AMC series and its spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, has made Kirkman a hot commodity in the television space, and his deal with Amazon follows Netflix’s buying of comic creator Mark Millar’s Millarworld earlier this week.
In what might the third largest high profile media company purchases of a comic company, since the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and DC Comics became part of Time Warner twenty years prior, Netflix is looking to put Mark Millar’s vast array of characters onto their streaming service.
Jerry Bruckheimer Television has signed a three-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios. The move comes more than a year after the super-producer ended a 15-year contract at Warner Bros. TV.
Horror guru John Carpenter, the visionary behind films like Halloween and The Thing, has inked an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions.
Just in time for the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, Hulu has secured a deal to stream HBO’s live and on-demand library of feature films, documentaries, sports, and specials for an additional $14.99 a month. For $9.99 a month, subscribers can add Cinemax’s line up as well.
Star and producer of the YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” Hannah Hart, has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate, further showcasing the increasing power and influence that YouTube stars have beyond the realm of free online videos.
The Last Man on Earth and Son of Zorn creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have re-upped their contract with 20th Century Fox Television with another three-year production deal.
YouTube sensation and overall media star Grace Helbig has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop both films and TV series. One of the first projects under the deal will be a romantic comedy starring her and Mamrie Hart.
Through the deal, HBO will have the first opportunity to option stories published on Finke’s new website Hollywood Dementia, which features fictional stories centered on the entertainment industry.
Since its launch in 2007, Hulu has been best known for its vast library of free television shows, but the site will now make a huge leap as it transitions to a completely paid subscription site.
The CW is making some new changes to their show’s streaming availability. The network is finalizing a new deal with Netflix to shorten the window for seasons to be released on the site to two weeks.
Online network Hulu has signed a deal with A+E Networks for the exclusive subscription streaming rights to Roots, War & Peace, and Barbarians Rising.
After leaving Hulu and Netflix on February 1st, Dr. Who is traveling through time and space… back to Amazon Prime. The streaming service has landed exclusive rights to the legendary British science fiction series.
Jon Stewart has only been away from his desk at The Daily Show for a few short months, but today it was announced that the comedian has penned a 4-year deal with HBO. Under the new pact, Stewart will create exclusive short-form digital content for HBO NOW and HBO GO.
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce exclusively broadcast television series under their Pacific Standard banner. Witherspoon and Papandrea will bring in a dedicated TV executive to work with Pacific Standard’s creative executive Jeanne Snow.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment has just signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and has named Albert Page head of the division.
Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss have signed a three-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television to option their original pilot, Red Line
The influential producer has signed a two year overall deal with NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, which allows the company to develop amongst Universal TV’s roster of writers and producers, while still being able to also produce independently for cable and streaming outlets.
Under the deal, the brothers will will develop and produce series projects for the premium cable network via their Duplass Brothers Television offshoot.
Thomas will continue to work with his “Veronica Mars” team of producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge on the future projects that Spondoolie develops. The deal will also involve Thomas overseeing other writers and series creators for the studio.
Lawrence has created the hit series “Scrubs”, “Spin City” and “Cougar Town”. He is ranked as a top showrunner on the WBTV roster, along with Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti.
Starting off as a writer for “Late Show With David Letterman” in 1993, Cary has written for a number of television series, including “The Simpsons”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Lil’ Bush”, “Bored To Death” and “New Girl”.
This deal will allow Chaiken to develop new content for the studio, while continuing to helm the massive hit series “Empire”. The ratings of the series throughout the first season managed to increase every week, which is highly unusual for a television series.
The two year deal will see the up and coming filmmaker creating new content for the company, while allowing him to step in to write and direct for already existing properties. Weiss has written and directed the upcoming indie comedy Drunk Wedding.
He is set to develop new content for the studio, along with his wife and business partner Lisa Joyner. The pair will produce under their Discount Sushi Productions banner. Warner TV has agreed to sign for a two year deal.