Fox 2000 Buying Hitchcockian Thriller Novel ‘The Woman In The Window’

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 is closing a deal for screen rights to The Woman In The Window, a hot new novel that was written by A.J. Finn (a pseudonym for a book editor at a major publishing house, I hear). The deal happened just as an auction for the book rights is underway. The novel has elements of Girl On The Train and Hitchcock’s Rear Window, and has a strong role for an actress. Anna Fox lives alone in the New York City brownstone that once housed her happy family. She…


The CW Buys Hispanic Family Drama ‘Casa’ Produced By Greg Berlanti

The CW and top producer Greg Berlanti will touch on the hot-button issue of immigration with Casa, a drama project in development at the network from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Prods.
Written by Ed Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft, Casa revolves around six siblings in a Hispanic family who have to band together to survive when their parents get unjustly deported. Gonzalez and Haft executive produce with Berlanti Prods,’ Berlanti and Sarah…


Netflix Greenlights Animated Comedy ‘Pacific Heat’ from Australia’s Working Dog Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix is amping up its animated slate with a new comedy, “Pacific Heat,” hailing from award-winning Australian company Working Dog Productions, Variety has learned exclusively. The series, which landed a 13-episode order for its initial season, will debut on Netflix Dec. 2 in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. In Australia, the television partner is Foxtel and… Read more »

Tinder Co-Founder and CEO Sean Rad Swipes Left on L.A. Penthouse

SELLER: Sean Rad LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $8,995,000 SIZE: 5,283 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A couple of months after Tinder co-founder Sean Rad was reinstated in August 2015 as CEO of the popular, culture altering dating/hook-up app — he’d been ousted the year before for his mishandling of a… Read more »

Terence Winter To Write HBO’s Griselda Blanco Movie Starring Jennifer Lopez

Terence Winter is back in business with HBO. The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl alum has been tapped to write and executive produce the high-profile HBO film about notorious drug lord Griselda Blanco to be played by Jennifer Lopez.Winter alluded to his new gig for the pay cable network at the Writers Guild Foundation event earlier this week. “I’m still working with HBO and working on something for them,” he said.
The HBO film, now in development, focuses on the rise…


Digital Media Company Pongalo Previews Global SVOD Service

Pongalo, the U.S.-based Latino digital media company formally known as Latin Everywhere, has launched a preview of its global subscription streaming service. For $5.99 a month, subscribers will have access to 100,000-plus hours of Spanish-language telenovelas, Hollywood movies, TV series, documentaries, and kids programming.
The offering also marks Pongalo’s venture into original content with the digital world premiere of Piel Salvaje, starring Irene Esser, Carlos Felipe…


Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell List Long-time Pacific Palisades Pad

SELLERS: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA PRICE: $7,250,000 SIZE: 6,389 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Hollywood icons Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have officially put their casually outfitted yet still luxuriously appointed home in the quietly ritzy Riviera area of Pacific Palisades, CA, up for sale at… Read more »