British broadcaster ITV and France Televisions have teamed to commission the documentary, which is working titled 9/11: We Have Some Planes, while Deadline hears that A+E Networks is poised to acquire the film for American audiences. A deal is yet to be finalized, but is not far off being closed. All will broadcast the film in September next year. … [Read more...] about Brook Lapping To Make Landmark 20th Anniversary 9/11 Film For ITV & France Televisions, With A+E Networks Set To Board In U.S.
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Annie Howell has returned to Crown Media Family Networks and will serve as its chief communications officer. Crown Media president and CEO Wonya Lucas announced Howell’s appointment Thursday. Howell served as Crown Media’s EVP Corporate Communications and Media Relations from 2010-2014. … [Read more...] about Crown Media Family Networks Appoints Annie Howell As Chief Communications Officer
“Upfronts have a place, the timing of which is up for debate at this point,” Ed Gaffney, a managing partner at major media agency GroupM said Tuesday on a virtual panel organized by ComScore. “The futures market is a good thing for both sides. … there’s a reason for doing it. The timing of it has never been perfect for everybody, nor will it ever be perfect for everybody. So you’ve got to find ways to be more flexible, and in this kind of environment, everybody’s starting to think out of the box.” … [Read more...] about Broadcast Networks Have Set Their Schedules, But What Time Does Upfront Ad Buying Start?
Andy Donkin will be moving into a new position at Amazon, which will be announced soon; in the interim, he will continue to report to me. Andy will help Ukonwa transition into her new role and get to know the marketing team. His direct reports will now report to Ukonwa. I want to thank Andy for his significant contributions in helping to grow the Prime Video business over the last 2½ years and for his leadership of the marketing team. … [Read more...] about Amazon Installs Ukonwa Ojo As Chief Marketing Officer Of Prime Video, Amazon Studios
Related Story Netflix Shakeup: Cindy Holland Exits As Bela Bajaria Is Named Global Head Of TV Signaling a closer cooperation with the traditional Hollywood networks and studios, which Bajaria knows well, Netflix is looking to move away from traditional licensing into co-production and development partnerships with the networks and studios. The streaming network recently made several major deals for international distribution rights to U.S. drama series that Netflix calls co-production agreements in which it has been “ensuring early financing”– on CBS Studios‘ Star Trek, Paramount TV/Studio T’s The Alienist and Mark Gordon Co./ABC Studios/eOne’s Designated Survivor. The financing has been significant; I hear on Star Trek, international distributor Netflix is covering the entire production cost of the sci-fi series, which will air on fledgling Netflix’s SVOD rival CBS All Access in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Bela Bajaria Joins Netflix: Former Universal TV President Named VP Content