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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s video startup Quibi loses Janice Min

Janice Min, best known for turning around trade publication The Hollywood Reporter, left Quibi Wednesday — without explanation. Her exit marks the second big departure months ahead of Quibi’s launch as it follows last month’s exit of Tim Connolly, the head of partnerships and advertising. – Alexandra Steigrad, New York Post » https://ift.tt/2ZPA553
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Christoph Waltz Joins Liam Hemsworth Quibi Series

The series centers around Dodge Maynard (Hemsworth) who, desperate to take care of his pregnant wife before a terminal illness can take his life, accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game where he soon discovers that he’s not the hunter, but the prey. Waltz will play the character of Miles Sellers. The series explores the limits of how far someone would go to fight for their life and their family. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/NnzIiU7

Quibi Sets ‘Nightgowns’ Series From ‘RuPaul Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Velour

In the new series, we will follow Sasha Velour as she turns her brand of visually stunning high art into a full-on stage production — and the biggest drag showcase of her life. Adapted from her wildly popular and critically acclaimed live monthly revue in Brooklyn that first started in 2015, Nightgowns is part performance documentary and part portrait. The eight-episode series will shed light on her wildly creative work with each member of her unique ensemble to craft the lip-sync performances of their wildest dreams. Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R9HfW3

‘Varsity Blues’ Revival In Works At Quibi

Quibi is revisiting Varsity Blues. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform has put in development Varsity Blues, a modern take on the 1999 movie, with the film’s original producers Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter attached. The project hails from Tollin and Peter Guber’s MSM and Paramount Television. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SaVD5K

Quibi cofounders reveal pricing and launch date for the short-form streaming service

Already, [Quibi] has raised $2 billion to produce its slate of original content, and it’s been picking up a number of projects in recent months. Last year, it signed directors Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi to produce a pair of horror shows for the service. It’s also developing a Social Network-eque show about the founding of Snapchat, #Freerayshawn, a drama series starring Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne from Antoine Fuqua, a court show starring Chrissy Teigen, and remakes of MTV’sPunk’d and Singled Out. – Andrew Liptak, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2wN4alu