FilmRise moves to production, hires Waco’s Wolynetz

FilmRise has hired Waco (pictured), and Breaking Bad producer Vlad Wolynetz to head their newly launched television production division. FilmRise previously distributed films and classic TV shows such as Roseanne, 3rd Rock From the Sun and A Different World. Wolynetz, who previously served as vice president of production, series and movies at AMC, will work alongside CEO Danny […]

Amazon signs output deal with AMC

Amazon has signed a deal with AMC, which will see Amazon Prime Video gain excusive rights for a raft of series across 28 territories. Amazon Prime Video with have an exclusive first window for series made by AMC Studios, allowing the streaming service to show titles ahead of any other streaming platform, pay TV service […]

Leading US nets join SVOD streamer

A+E Networks, Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are among the major US broadcast groups confirming they will put channels on a new, factual- and entertainment-focused live TV streaming service. The new service, Philo, will be priced at US$16 a month, and will offer live TV streaming, DVR services and on-demand programming. It will have more […]

BBC, AMC & Ink Factory reunite for le Carré drama

Following the success of The Night Manager (pictured), BBC One, AMC and The Ink Factory will bring in a new series based on John le Carre’s novel The Little Drummer Girl. The series will be directed by filmmaker Park Chan-wook, marking his television debut. It will go into production in January 2018 and be sold […]

Stranger Things beats The Walking Dead – Nielsen

The second season launch of Stranger Things brought SVOD service Netflix more viewers than the latest opener of The Walking Dead, according to Nielsen data. The stats suggest a whopping 15.8 million people watched the premiere of horror drama Stranger Things on TVs in the US in its first three days from launch. Nielsen described […]

Walking Dead ‘could last 50 years’ – AMC chief

The Walking Dead could be around for 50 years if AMC chief executive Josh Sapan gets his way. The exec told analysts on an earnings call that the series, which remains the biggest scripted series by ratings on TV despite a poor season eight opener by its own standards, had the “franchise” potential to run […]

MIPCOM news round up, day 2

The top deals, shows and announcements from yesterday (day two) on the Croisette. AMC Networks International Iberia and Vice Media have partnered to bring Viceland to Spain and Portugal BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has made a third party deal to bring content from FremantleMedia International to the service starting this […]

AMC set to go free for Snatch premiere

BT and AMC will broadcast the channel free of charge in the UK from October 28 to November 5 via the Sky digital satellite platform. During the period, Sky subscribers can catch a host of series marathons as well as the exclusive UK premiere of new drama series Snatch (pictured), which stars Harry Potter star […]

Amazon picks up McMafia outside UK, US

Amazon has picked up BBC Worldwide and AMC drama McMafia for more than 200 territories, excluding the UK, US, Canada and China. Amazon Prime Video will premiere the series when it launches in 2018. McMafia will star James Norton (Happy Valley) as an English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history past who is […]

AMC confirms Stillerman replacement

David Madden has been confirmed as president of original programming for US networks AMC and SundanceTV, replacing Joel Stillerman. He will also take on the same role at producer AMC Studios, reporting in all capacities to AMC, Sundance and AMC Studios president Charlie Collier. Madden was expected to make the move after leaving US broadcaster […]

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