Tag Archives: Director

Seth MacFarlane Inks Mega TV Overall Deal With NBCUniversal Content Studios, Leaving 20th TV

Under the deal with NBCU Content Studios, MacFarlane and his Fuzzy Door production company will develop and produce TV projects for both NBCU and outside outlets, including NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2uCPl7w [photo: Fox]

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Bella Thorne to Make Directorial Debut for Pornhub With BDSM-Themed ‘Her and Him’

The film is being produced as part of Pornhub’s Visionary Director’s Series, which “features debut films by unexpected guest directors to diversify porn production and help create more varied content with multiple types of viewers in mind.” Other first-time filmmakers featured in the program so far include rappers Brooke Candy and Young M.A. – Jude Dry, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/31FQENY

JJ Abrams Goes to WarnerMedia: Nine Upcoming Projects Impacted By the Deal

Everyone from Disney to Apple has pursued him with a rigor normally reserved for superstar athletes, desperate to house his prolific content output under their shingles. The sweepstakes seems to be nearing to an end, as reports are saying Abrams has agreed to a $500 million deal to move his entire Bad Robot production company to WarnerMedia. – Christian Zilko, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2RujBbX

Christopher Nolan: I Won’t Work With Netflix Because Their Film Strategy is ‘Pointless’

“Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films,” [Christopher Nolan] said in an interview this week. “They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re not even getting in the game, and I think they’re missing a huge opportunity.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire http://ift.tt/2u8wdtJ

Woody Allen Has Finished His Amazon Series, But Reveals Why He Won’t Return To TV

“It was much harder to do than I thought. I thought, ‘I’ll sandwich this in between two films and knock it off. What’s the big deal? It’s tele­vision,'” confessed the filmmaker. “But over the years, television has made enormous strides, and wonderful things are being done on television. And I found as soon as I started to get into the project, I couldn’t bring myself to slough it off because this is not television of 50 years ago, where every silly thing was acceptable. You’re working in a medium that has grown up and has got wonderful things being done in it, and, yes, you may prove to be an embarrassment, but you don’t want to be a total embarrassment.” – Woody Allen via Liz Calvario, Indiewire http://ift.tt/1ZjgX5m