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Apple wants viewers to See original epic drama

In its latest push for originals, Apple has ordered an epic futuristic drama written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured). See will be directed by The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, according to Deadline, which first reported the story. The drama will arrive from the joint venture between Chernin Entertainment and Endeavour Content. See will […]

Hulu revives Animaniacs with Spielberg & Warner Bros.

US streamer Hulu has ordered a new version of Warner Bros. Animation (WBA)’s cartoon franchise Animaniacs, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Spielberg’s Amblin Televsion is producing the revival, which has landed a straight-to-series order of two seasons, with WBA. New episodes will launch on the VOD service in 2020, and they represent the […]

Ex-Turner & Amblin chief to lead Epix

Former Turner and Amblin Partners chief Michael Wright has joined MGM’s US premium pay TV channel Epix as president. Wright (pictured) recently exited his role as CEO of Amblin Partners, the programming and film business Steven Spielberg launched with Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One. He is taking over Epix as it settles into […]

Apple sets first official drama series

Apple has officially signed off on its first drama series, the long gestating scripted series starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston (pictured). The show will follow the staff and stars of a morning TV show in the States, and Apple has given it a straight-to-series, two-season order comprising 20 episodes. Reports in the US describe […]

Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Spielberg takes the reins at Amblin as Wright exits

Michael Wright has stepped down as CEO of Amblin Partners, as chairman Steven Spielberg takes on the role. Wright is set to become executive producer on two films at the company. Jeff Small remains president and co-CEO and Spielberg will oversee operations. Amblin serves audiences via both TV and film. President of production Holly Bario, […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Alibaba buys into Spielberg JV prodco

The entertainment arm of Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group has acquired a minority stake in Amblin Partners, the joint venture prodco in which Steven Spielberg and Entertainment One are partners. Alibaba Pictures will coproduce, market and distribute feature films as part of the agreement, and gets a seat on the Amblin Partners board. Film director Spielberg […]

Amblin Partners boss extends contract

Steven Spielberg’s new US content company, Amblin Partners, has extended CEO Michael Wright’s contract “for multiple years into the future”. This comes after Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One united to create film- and TV-focused Amblin Partners in December last year. Wright was at that time named CEO, having joined DreamWorks […]

Syfy, Amblin develop Brave New World

US cable network Syfy and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television are working up a TV version of Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel Brave New World. The pair are developing a scripted series based on the influential 1932 book, with Syfy’s NBCUniversal Cable Group stablemate Universal Cable Productions attached as the studio. Brave New World is set […]