Gambling Comedy From Allan Loeb & Ryan Reynolds Gets Put Pilot Commitment At Fox

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 10:16am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox went All In, handing a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy written by Allan Loeb, who is executive producing with his producing partner Ryan Reynolds. All In, from 20th Century Fox TV and Loeb and Reynolds’ studio-based DarkFire TV, is a character-driven comedy centering on Tommy Vigorish, a compulsive gambler trying to get back in the game with the help of his family… as long as that game does not involve the exchange of money. Reynolds and Loeb executive produce the project with DarkFire TV’s two other principals, Jonathon Komack Martin and Steven Pearl. Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds’ Company Sells Live-Action And Animated Comedy Projects To Fox

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ryan Reynolds DarkFireRyan Reynolds and Allan Loeb’s company DarkFire has set two comedy projects at Fox: a live-action half-hour from writers Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Clash Of The Titans) and an animated show from writers Mark Torgove & Paul Kaplan (NBC’s Outsourced) and Ash Brannon (Surf’s Up). Both shows are produced by 20th Century Fox TV. Read More »

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New Line Looking To Shake Things Up With ‘San Andreas 3-D’

By | Friday December 2, 2011 @ 12:20pm PST
Mike Fleming

While Hollywood’s preoccupation this week has been high winds, New Line Cinema is preparing for an earthquake. I’m told the studio is out to directors with San Andreas 3-D, a big-budget film hatched by scribes Jeremy Passmore & Andre … Read More »

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Comedy Project From Ryan Reynolds Lands Put Pilot Deal At Fox, Tyler Labine To Star

By | Friday August 19, 2011 @ 2:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ryan Reynolds and Allan Loeb’s recently launched TV company DarkFire has made its first sale, and it was a quick one. The comedy project Read More »

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New Line Dropping ‘Escape From New York’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: If eye patch-wearing antihero Snake Plissken is going to slither in a reboot, it won’t be at New Line and Warner Bros. They’ve allowed the option to drop on a remake they’ve been developing, meaning that the reboot of … Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds And Allan Loeb Launch TV Company, Sign First-Look Deal With 20th TV

By | Tuesday May 10, 2011 @ 8:33am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Ryan Reynolds and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps writer Allan Loeb have launched a TV company together. The company, DarkFire, will be based at 20th Century Fox TV with a two-year first-look deal. The company will focus on developing comedy projects, primarily single-camera and mostly for the broadcast  networks, with Loeb himself set to write at least one pilot script a year. DarkFire’s name blends the monikers of Reynolds’ shingle with producing partner Jonathon Komack Martin, Dark Trick Films, and Loeb’s company with partner Steven Pearl, Scarlet Fire. Martin and Pearl will run DarkFire, which also will hire a dedicated TV executive as the two will continue to be involved in their separate companies’ film business. Read More »

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Weinstein Company Acquires Miley Cyrus Pic ‘So Undercover’ For October Release

Mike Fleming

The Weinstein Company has acquired US distribution rights to So Undercover, the Tom Vaughan-directed action comedy that stars Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven, Mike O’Malley and Kelly Osbourne. An October release is planned.

Deal was made with Exclusive Media Group, which is … Read More »

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Director Makes Quick Exits From TNT Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

Some 36 hours after he closed a deal to direct TNT’s untitled Allan Loeb pilot, Gregory Hoblit has exited the cop drama starring Steven Weber and D.L Hughley over a clash with creator-executive producer Loeb. Emmy winner Hoblit, who has directed the Read More »

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What Is Going On With Fox’s ‘Terra Nova’?

Nellie Andreeva

A lot has been written lately, accurately and often inaccurately, about Fox’s high-profile prehistoric drama series Terra Nova whose behind-the-scene dealings are being put under a microscope because of the project’s enormous scope and the big auspices involved, executive producers … Read More »

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Miley Cyrus Will Be Going ‘So Undercover’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive Media Group will produce and fully finance So Undercover, an action comedy vehicle for Miley Cyrus that will begin production in December. What Happens In Vegas helmer Tom Vaughan will direct a script by Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleep‘s Allan Loeb and Steven Pearl (The Switch). Cyrus will play a tough, street-smart private eye hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority. The film will be produced by Exclusive co-chairmen Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, along with Scarlet Fire Entertainment’s Loeb and Pearl, and Tish Cyrus. Jodi Zuckerman-Weiner is exec producer (for Cyrus’ production company Hope Town) along with Rob Cowan. Exclusive’s Tobin Armbrust, who found the project, will also be a producer. Exclusive Films International will sell territories at AFM, while Cyrus’ reps at CAA will make a domestic deal. Read More »

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TNT & TBS Pick Up 4 Pilots Including ‘Dallas’

Nellie Andreeva

TNT and TBS have just handed out pilot orders  to 4 projects, including TNT’s planned Dallas update. TNT’s orders include Dallas, written by Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, crime procedural Perception (formerly Proof) and an untitled project from Allan Loeb (form. the Rabbit Factory), while TBS has picked up the Dean Devlin-produced comedic detective series Brain Trust. Here is the networks’ announcement:

TNT and TBS are going into production on four series pilots, including projects from such successful producers and writers as Dean Devlin (TNT’s Leverage); Marco Schnabel (TNT’s The Librarian movie trilogy); Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Voyager); Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps); and Cynthia Cidre (The Mambo Kings).

“These pilots reflect our enthusiasm for relatable but complex everyman heroes, showcased in exciting storytelling environments,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

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