• Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:44:15 +0000
    PARIS — Studiocanal’s outfit Tandem Productions has tapped Jayson Rothwell to write a modern-day adaptation of Ken Follett’s “Code to Zero.” Jayson will pen the screenplay for an 8-part drama series, transposing the action from the Cold War era to today’s global war against terror. “Code to Zero” is being exec produced by Tim Halkin... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:33:04 +0000
    Doug Liman is set to direct the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment adaptation of “Dark Universe” — a.k.a., “Justice League Dark.” Scott Rudin is producing. Michael Gilio is writing the script. Warner Bros. had no comment. Sources also added that Liman has left the Channing Tatum “Gambit” which insiders say is a mutual split between... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:31:09 +0000
    Everything old is new again at Spotify, which is currently trying to nail down new deals with the major record labels — a process that once again brings up issues around Spotify’s large number of non-paying users, as well as the rates that the service is paying to rights holders. Spotify’s long-term contracts with the three... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:30:43 +0000
    Robert De Niro has come full circle. In writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s “Hands of Stone,” slated for release by The Weinstein Co. on Aug. 26, the actor plays legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel, who came out of retirement at age 72 to coach Panamanian fighter Roberto Durán. The role brings De Niro back to the boxing... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:53 +0000
    It’s fantastic that CBS is rebooting the “Star Trek” franchise. But it needs to boldly go toward a different business model, while still embracing what made the franchise special in the first place. “Star Trek: Discovery” will debut in January on CBS All Access, which means you’ll have to fork over $6 per month in... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:48 +0000
    Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop cut its ribbon three years ago, partnering with Oscar winner Hans Zimmer to mass-produce scores for unscripted, reality, and documentary TV series that include “Survivor” and “Alaskan Bush People.” Its latest and biggest catch is BBC’s upcoming “Planet Earth II.” The shop’s origins go back to 1982, when Russell Emanuel... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:35 +0000
    Are these the faces of the future of film scoring? Earlier this month, 12 young composers each got the chance to stand on the 20th Century Fox scoring stage, conducting a 65-piece orchestra playing their own music. It was the culmination of their participation in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, a four-week immersion into the... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:33 +0000
    Shudder, AMC Networks’ digital streaming service for horror fans, has acquired its first exclusive series: French supernatural mini-series “Beyond the Walls” will premiere exclusively on Shudder later this year, the service announced Wednesday. “We could not be more proud to present ‘Beyond the Walls’ to our members this fall,” said Shudder GM Linda Pan in a... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:00:02 +0000
    Diversity in Hollywood is a big topic these days. But consider the plight of the female composer: Over the past three years, only 1% to 2% of composers working on the top 250 films at the box office were women. Those numbers, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film,... Read more »
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:45:07 +0000
    A legal battle over accounting practices that has enveloped indie company LMNO Prods. has stirred a hornet’s nest in the tight-knit community of producers of unscripted television. A number of prominent producers are dismayed at Discovery Communications for what they see as ruthlessness in its handling of a lawsuit and federal investigation into allegations of pervasive... Read more »
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