Rogues Heroes’ Producer Kudos Takes Stake In What’s The Story? – Deadline

Banijay-owned SAS: Rogue Heroes producer Kudos has taken a 25% stake in Body Of Proof and The Missing podcast indie What’s The Story?, following a first look-deal signed last year. The Leeds-based company, which is run by Workerbee and Candour execs Darrell Brown and Sophie Ellis, will also develop non-scripted ideas and become a go-to podcast … Read more

‘Dazed and Confused’ & ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Casting Director, ‘Melvin and Howard’ Producer Was 80 – Deadline

Casting director and producer Don Phillips, who helped launch the careers of such actors as Sean Penn, Matthew McConaughey and Mary Steenburgen, passed away on Thanksgiving Day from natural causes. He would have turned 81 on Dec. 21. Phillips received his first break when he landed an entry-level job in the casting department of filmmaker … Read more

‘Rust’ Producer Co-Financing Dustin Hoffman & Sissy Spacek Indie Movie ‘Sam & Kate’ – Deadline

In the wake of Rust producers being hit with two lawsuits stemming from the fatal shooting of that film’s DP Halyna Hutchins, Variety reports this morning that producer Ryan Donnell Smith is co-financing a Dustin Hoffman–Sissy Spacek movie entitled Sam & Kate.  Deadline has reached out to the Rust producer’s reps for comment. We will update the story should … Read more

Man Convicted Of Raping Lovely Bones Author Alice Sebold Exonerated 40 Years Later After Film Producer Dug Into Story

He refused to have children with his wife because of the stigma. The man who was accused of raping “The Lovely Bones” author Alice Sebold 40 years ago has just had his conviction overturned. Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, was exonerated by a judge on … Read more

House of Cards producer wins $42.8 million in arbitration against Kevin Spacey

An arbitrator has ordered Kevin Spacey and his companies to pay nearly US$31 million (approx. $42.8 million) to MRC, the production company behind House of Cards, after finding Spacey breached his contract by violating the company’s sexual harassment policy. MRC severed its relationship with Spacey and scrapped a season of the show in 2017, after … Read more

Mario Bros. Producer Chris Meledandri Defends Casting Non-Italian Chris Pratt

“As an Italian-American myself, I understand.” According to Mario Bros. co-producer Chris Meledandri, Chris Pratt’s voice performance as the video game legend will win over fans and critics alike. “All I can tell you is the voice that he’s doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal,” the 62-year-old insisted upon a recent return to LAX. … Read more

Outlaws’ Producer Big Talk Lands UKTV Alien Drama From ‘Ghosts’ Stars – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The Outlaws producer Big Talk has secured a two-hour UKTV feature about aliens invading the Earth from Ghosts’ Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. Airing next year on Dave, We Are Not Alone is set six weeks after an alien invasion and explores the culture clash between humankind and its new alien masters, who are trying … Read more

Want an Engaged Fanbase? The World #1 Techno Producer Will Show You How –

Viberate, the leading music analytics platform, joins forces with the #1 Techno producer UMEK and David Boyle, who has worked with EMI, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg and Pink Floyd, among others, to teach artists and labels how to improve their engagement through data analytics. The exclusive workshop will be hosted online on Thursday, November 25th, … Read more

eOne Strikes Distribution Deal With Northern Irish Producer Alleycats – Deadline

Entertainment One (eOne) has struck an exclusive distribution deal with Northern Irish production outfit Alleycats Films. Under the terms of the deal, which was brokered by Noel Hedges, eOne’s Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, the unscripted producer will develop and produce premium content for the global market, with eOne taking first-look international rights on these … Read more