Tag Archives: Producer

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Showrunner Steve Blackman Inks Big Overall Deal With Netflix

Blackman is the second key auspice behind The Umbrella Academy signed into a deal by Netflix. The streamer in May inked a first-look deal with series’ producer Dark Horse Entertainment whose sibling Dark Horse Comics publishes The Umbrella Academy comic books. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Tr6N7t [photo: Steve Blackman/IMDb]

‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Showrunner & Writers Exit

Marvel animated series Tigra & Dazzler is searching for a new showrunner and writers following a shakeup on the series. Sources close to the production confirm to Deadline that Hulu has parted ways with showrunner Erica Rivinoja due to creative differences, but the show is still moving forward at the streamer. – Denise Petski & Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2qqMMnm

‘Carnival Row’: Erik Oleson Steps In As Showrunner For Marc Guggenheim, Travis Beacham Exits Amazon Series

Erik Oleson (Netflix’s Daredevil) has come on board as executive producer and new showrunner. He will succeed at the helm Season 1 showrunner Marc Guggenheim, who has been busy spearheading and executive producing the upcoming big Arrowverse crossover event on the CW. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2phBAbq [photo: Amazon]

You Can Have Millions Of Subscribers On YouTube—And Still Be Flat Broke

Platforms like YouTube mirror the U.S. economy’s yawning wealth gap, and being a part of YouTube’s “middle class” often means grappling daily with the cognitive dissonance of a full comments section and an empty wallet. Journalists kvell over stars like Swedish gamer Pewdiepie, whose net worth is around $12 million, or comedian Jenna Marbles, who’s worth around $2.5 million. On the other extreme, fan-funding sites like Patreon (a Kickstarter-type site that allows for ongoing funding) are at the center of a communal movement to fund “smaller YouTubers.” But that definition gets blurry. – Gaby Dunn, Fusion

The Real Reason Most Producers Don’t Want To Work With Netflix

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, while Netflix’s array of new content is flourishing, more producers are starting to catch wind of the tremendous downside when it comes to financially aligning with the streaming monolith. It seems that with the tremendous benefit of Netflix’s system of upfront pay, comes the rub of having no backend percentage pay for dollars grossed. – Joseph Baxter, Cinema Blend 
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