Madrid Content City Lays Symbolic First Stone for Five More Studios, Film-TV Campus

Secuoya Group president Raul Berdonés and Madrid region politicians laid a symbolic stone Tuesday morning for Phase II and III of construction on Madrid Content City. Built around the Secuoya Studios north of Madrid which already house Netflix’s first European … Read more…

NENT Studios U.K. Picks Up Worldwide Rights to New Zealand Fantasy Series ‘The Dead Lands’

Distributor NENT Studios U.K., formerly DRG, has made its first drama acquisition since rebranding, picking up New Zealand fantasy action-adventure series “The Dead Lands.” NENT Studios U.K. acquired the rights to the eight-hour series from New Zealand producer GFC Films, … Read more…

Smithsonian To Capture Lockdown Life In Shanghai In Documentary Co-Produced By Wonderhood Studios

ViacomCBS’s Smithsonian Channel is to take an intimate look at lockdown life in China in a documentary co-produced by former Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham’s Wonderhood Studios. Wonderhood has teamed up with advertising creatives Yu Kung and Crystal Liu, … Read more…

New Zealand Film Fest Goes Online; UK’s BIFA Offering Bias Training On Zoom; NENT Studios UK Names CEO – Global Briefs

Organizers of the New Zealand International Film Festival have stated that the event, running July 24 – August 2, will move online due to the ongoing pandemic. The country has been one of the most successful combating the virus, and … Read more…

Snapchat Examines Coronavirus ‘Frontline Heroes’ In Original Series From Barcroft Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Snapchat is going to tell the stories of Frontline Heroes during the coronavirus crisis in an original Snapchat Discover series from UK producer Barcroft Studios. Each of the six, five-minute episodes will focus on a different frontline worker, with … Read more…

Red Arrow Studios Extends Contract for ‘Vienna Blood’ Producer After Sale Called Off

Transatlantic production group Red Arrow Studios has agreed a multi-year contract extension with Hilary Bevan Jones, founder and managing director of Endor Productions, the U.K.-based scripted producer of “Vienna Blood” and “Deep State.” Bevan Jones’s Endor Productions became part of … Read more…

ViacomCBS International Studios, Fremantle Team for Short-Form Series ‘Balcony Stories’

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has gone into production on “Balcony Stories,” a slate of user-generated, short-form content to mark the ways people are experiencing coronavirus lockdown. The short-form series, produced by VIS in collaboration with Fremantle, is based on content … Read more…

Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?

Includes charts of the 2020 domestic box office standings to date, as well as final charts for the weekend of March 13-15 and Monday “For all intents and purposes, the industry is shut down” screamed one studio boss tonight about … Read more…

‘Mythic Quest’ Showrunner Rob McElhenney Challenges Studios To Continue Paying Staffs Of Shows Shuttered By Coronavirus Scare

Now that virtually all TV shows have been shut down due to the coronavirus scare, what happens to those people whose paychecks just dried up but whose rent, mortgages and child care obligations need to be met? Rob McElhenney — … Read more…

Childcare Drive for Film & TV Gains Traction With First Nursery at Warner Bros. Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The movement for an effective childcare infrastructure for workers in the U.K. film and TV industry is taking a major leap forward with the opening of the first dedicated, on-site childcare facility at a U.K. studio. Variety can reveal that … Read more…

Sky Studios to Produce Series by Italy’s Berlin Prize Winners D’Innocenzo Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy’s Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo, who just scooped screenwriting honors at the Berlin Film Festival for their dark drama “Bad Tales,” are set for their first TV series — a project that will also mark the first Italian original produced … Read more…

EXCLUSIVE: Acne Studios Teams With Russell Westbrook for Men’s Capsule Collection

TEAM PLAYER: According to Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson, the inspiration for the label’s capsule collection with basketball player Russell Westbrook was simple: “Denim and Russell — nothing more, nothing less.” After casting the Houston Rockets point guard in … Read more…

Fox Entertainment Taps Propagate As International Distributor Of Its Unscripted Studio’s Programming

Fox Entertainment in May launched an in-house unscripted studio to provide reality series for the newly independent broadcast network, starting with Season 2 of flagship The Masked Singer. The network’s CEO Charlie Collier said at the time that the company’s … Read more…

WATCH: Celebrities megastars, Atlanta elite celebrate Tyler Perry Studios opening

Atlanta Journal-Constitution SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

Universal Studios Fires Character Actor For Flashing White Power Symbol In Photo With Biracial Children

A racist actor wearing a Gru costume from the “Despicable Me” franchise has been fired by Universal Studios for making an upside-down “OK” sign in a photo with a biracial child. The symbol is recognized by some as a reppin’ white power and racial … Read more…

Santino Fontana To Talk TOOTSIE, Rodgers & Hart, and More In Conversation At Ripley-Grier Studios

Santino Fontana, star of the eagerly anticipated new Broadway musicalTootsieand creator and cast member of the upcoming Lyrics amp Lyricists eventWe’ll Have Manhattan Rodgers amp Hart in New Yorkat the 92ndStreet Y, will be the focus of an exclusiveDrama DeskinterviewQampA … Read more…

Next 3 Marvel Studios Movies: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

The chilly month of December has warmed up nicely, thanks to superheroes. The animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (above), opening in theaters this coming Friday, December 14, has already received rave reviews. Advance word on Aquaman, opening in theaters … Read more…