Mediawan & Leonine Studios Signs International Co-Production Chief Caroline Kusser

Max Goldbart • January 20, 2022

Fremantle Media distribution exec Caroline Kusser has joined Mediawan and Leonine Studios as Executive Vice President, International Co-Production. The high-profile exec will be responsible for all TV co-production activities for the newly-merged...

Wallace & Gromit Are Back: BBC And Netflix To Air Sixth Animation In 2024

Max Goldbart • January 20, 2022

Wallace and Gromit are returning to screens for the first time in more than 15 years, with the BBC and Netflix snapping up Aardman’s latest animation. The as-yet-untitled film will air in 2024, is creator Nick Park’s first Wallace and...

‘Doomlands: Roku Sets Premiere For Animated Comedy

Peter White • January 20, 2022

Doomlands, the adult animated comedy series from Josh O’Keefe, will launch on Roku later this month. The series, which was first greenlighted by Quibi in April 2020, will launch on January 28. Created by O’Keefe, initially as his...

Netflix’s David Kosse Talks Drawing Top Talent For Streamer’s European Film Push & What’s On...

Nancy Tartaglione • January 20, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Amid its continuing drive to ramp up local feature productions, Netflix has a host of ambitious titles coming out of Europe in the next year. Already, Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-shortlisted The Hand Of God launched on the service in...

All3Media Backs Irish Rugby Star Brian O’Driscoll’s Production Company

Max Goldbart • January 20, 2022

Rugby star Brian O’Driscoll’s sports production outfit 3 Rock has been backed by All3Media. Deadline understands the deal includes the production powerhouse taking a minority stake. 3 Rock, which was also founded by sports presenter...

Peter Facinelli To Lead Supernatural Drama ‘Can You Hear Me?’, UK Shoot To Begin Next Month

Andreas Wiseman • January 20, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Twilight, Nurse Jackie and Supergirl actor Peter Facinelli has been set to lead World War One movie drama Can You Hear Me?, which is due to shoot in the UK next month. Downtown Abbey’s Matthew Barber and John Standing (V For...

Roger Michell’s Last Film, Doc On Queen Elizabeth II, Set For Platinum Jubilee Release Date In UK

Andreas Wiseman • January 20, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Michell’s last movie, the documentary Elizabeth about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, has been picked up by Signature Entertainment and set for a Friday 3 June theatrical release to coincide with the monarch’s Platinum...

‘Animals’ And ‘Black Pond’ Producer Sarah Brocklehurst Launches UK Studio; Blink Studios To...

Max Goldbart • January 20, 2022

‘Animals’ And ‘Black Pond’ Producer Sarah Brocklehurst Launches UK Studio; Ties With BBC Studios BAFTA-nominated Black Pond and Animals producer Sarah Brocklehurst has launched a production company and...

‘Don’t Look Up’ Creator Adam McKay Addresses Criticism Of Netflix Environmental Satire:...

Max Goldbart • January 20, 2022

Adam McKay has addressed criticism of Netflix’s environmental satire Don’t Look Up, stating that “you’re never going to make a movie to appeal to everyone” and praising its global popularity, which has seen the...

Odessa Young Replaces Riley Keough In ‘Manodrome’

Justin Kroll • January 19, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Odessa Young has stepped in for Riley Keough in John Trengove’s thriller, Manodrome. She will join Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, Ethan Suplee, Phil Ettinger and Georghe Murressean. Keough remains in the project as a producer...

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