NBC Buys Comedy From Joe Port, Joe Wiseman & Kapital Entertainment

NBC has put in development a relationship comedy from the Me, Myself & I team of co-executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by comedy veterans Port and Wiseman, the comedy centers on a 20-something woman and a 40-something guy who get into a go-nowhere relationship that unexpectedly goes somewhere, bringing their generationally divided friends and family along for the ride.
Port and Wiseman executive…

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Jenji Kohan Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

Netflix has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Jenji Kohan, who is behind two hit series for the Internet network, Orange Is the New Black and GLOW.
Weeds creator Kohan is the latest A-list showrunner to make Netflix her creative home, joining Shonda Rhimes. Under the pact, she will produce new original series and other projects.
Kohan created and executive produces Orange is The New Black, which helped put Netflix on the original series map and continues to be one…

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Viola Davis, Malcolm D. Lee and Universal Team on ‘I Almost Forgot About You’

In a competitive situation, Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to Terry McMillan’s bestselling novel “I Almost Forgot About You” with Viola Davis attached to star. “Girls Trip” helmer Malcolm D. Lee is on board to direct and produce along with Davis, who will produce with her husband Julius Tennon via their JuVee Productions banner. […]

Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Knew He Was Sleazy’

Ben Affleck sat down Friday morning with Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show, where he discussed the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who was instrumental in launching his career. Affleck, who is making the rounds to promote “Justice League,” told Guthrie, “I knew [Weinstein] was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that […]

ABC Buys Small-Town Family Comedy From ‘Life In Pieces’ Duo

ABC has given a script commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from Life in Pieces duo Lesley Wake Webster and Jason Winer and his Small Dog Picture Company. 20th Century Fox TV, where Small Dog is based, is the studio.
Written by Wake Webster, the comedy is set in small-town Kentucky and centers on an overly idealistic young woman who experiences a delayed coming-of-age, guided by her freewheeling, larger-than-life father. It’s told in flashback as she testifies…

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Fox Buys Small-Town Family Comedy From ‘Life In Pieces’ Duo

Fox has given a script commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from Life in Pieces duo Lesley Wake Webster and Jason Winer and his Small Dog Picture Company. 20th Century Fox TV, where Small Dog is based, is the studio.
Written by Wake Webster, the comedy is set in small-town Kentucky and centers on an overly idealistic young woman who experiences a delayed coming-of-age, guided by her freewheeling, larger-than-life father. It’s told in flashback as she testifies…

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‘Don’t Talk To Irene’ Filmmaker Pat Mills Signs With Verve

EXCLUSIVE: Pat Mills, who directed the comedy Don’t Talk to Irene, which debuted in Toronto this year and won the Austin Film Festival’s Comedy Vanguard Award last month, has signed with Verve. The coming-of-age comedy is about a young, overweight girl who wants to become a cheerleader. It stars newcomer Michelle McLeod.
Mills is developing a limited TV series based on his own experiences in Canada, when he had long blond hair and everyone thought he was a teenage girl…

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Fabrice du Welz to Direct ‘Adoration’ with ‘Happy End’ Breakout Star (EXCLUSIVE)

Critically-aclaimed Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is set to direct “Adoration,” the third opus of a trilogy comprising “The Ordeal” which played at Cannes’ Critics Week and “Alleluia” which played at Directors Fortnight. “Adoration” is being produced by Vincent Tavier at Brussels-based Panique! and Manuel Chiche at Paris-based The Jokers. Memento Films International has acquired […]