Warner Bros., Brazil’s Globo Clinch Movie, TV Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

In a deal that links two of the world’s biggest TV players, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has inked an exclusive multi-year free-to-air TV deal with Brazil’s Grupo Globo, Latin America’s biggest TV network. Announced Monday by Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. International Television, and Globo CEO Carlos Henrique Schroder, the broadcast rights deal… Read more »

ITV’s ‘Victoria’ Royal In ‘Downton’ Slot Debut As ‘Poldark’ Showdown Looms

Victoria, the Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece co-production for ITV and PBS made its debut on Sunday night in the UK. The Jenna Coleman-starrer ascended the throne with 5.7M viewers and a 30 share in the 9PM slot. That was strong enough to see Victoria win the hour against BBC One comedies Are You Being Served? and Porridge. It peaked with 6.1M viewers.
The series, which is eyed as a returnable, is created by Daisy Goodwin and follows Victoria for the first three years…

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China Seeks to Limit Runaway Actors’ Pay

The Chinese government may seek to put limits on the pay of actors and actresses in a bid to curb runaway inflation of talent remuneration. The State Administration for Press Publication Radio Film and Television said Friday that it would hold discussions with performers’ guilds and with film and television companies, according to a report… Read more »

VMA Videos Become Available Online After Vevo, MTV Strike Distribution Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Talk about unlikely bedfellows: Vevo has teamed up with MTV to distribute videos of Sunday night’s VMA performances online. The music video platform started to publish videos of the VMAs early Monday morning, making them available for streaming both on its own website and through its own apps as well as on YouTube.com and the sites and… Read more »

BBC Orders ‘The Miniaturist’ Adaptation & Tom Rob Smith Saga ‘MotherFatherSon’

In addition to drama series announced last week, the BBC has unveiled another pair of orders. BBC One is moving ahead with an adaptation of period thriller The Miniaturist, based on the award-winning novel by Jessie Burton. BBC Two, meanwhile, has commissioned MotherFatherSon from London Spy creator Tom Rob Smith and with Alan Poul (The Newsroom, Six Feet Under) attached to produce.
The three-part adaptation of Burton’s The Miniaturist will be penned by Fleming and Sylvia…

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