Is Robert Evans Working On A Pay Cable Series About ’70s Hollywood? You Bet He Is!

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 12:47pm PST
Mike Fleming

Robert Evans Cable Series 1970s HollywoodEXCLUSIVE: Iconic Hollywood producer and former studio head Robert Evans has partnered with Television 360 to develop a pay cable TV series about Hollywood in the 1970s. They’ve made a deal with Fox Read More »

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Fox 21 Options Surf Saga ‘Welcome To Paradise, Now Go To Hell’

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 3:33pm PST
Mike Fleming

dfriedmanEXCLUSIVE: Fox 21 has optioned the Chas Smith book Welcome To Paradise, Now Go To Hell: A True Story Of Violence, Corruption And The Soul Of Surfing to adapt into an hourlong drama for cable. Television 360 is … Read More »

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‘The Bridge’s Meredith Stiehm Returns To ‘Homeland’ As Executive Producer

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Meredith Stiehm, one of the key original members of Homeland‘s A-list writing team, is returning to the Emmy-winning terrorism drama full-time, resuming her previous duties as executive producer. A deal with Homeland producer Fox 21, which also includes a development component, covers Stiehm’s services as executive producer on Homeland for Season 4, which was recently ordered by Showtime, and Season 5. Stiehm left Homeland after the second season to focus on the FX drama series The Bridge, which she developed with Elwood Reid, with the two executive producing and running the first season. Stiehm will continue to be involved with The Bridge as an executive producer and is co-writing the Season 2 premiere with Reid, who is expected to take over day-to-day-responsibilities. Stiehm quietly returned to Homeland earlier this year to co-write the upcoming Season 3 finale with series co-creator Alex Gansa. (The two also co-penned the Season 2 closer.) Read More »

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Michael London Inks First Look Deal With Fox 21

By | Tuesday October 29, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

20th Century Fox TV’s cable division Fox 21 has made a first-look deal with Michael London‘s Groundswell Prods. Under the pact, London will develop and produce projects targeted for cable alongside Groundswell President of Production Janice Williams and Director of Development Shary Shirazi. This represents a rare pod deal with a non-writing producer for Fox 21, which reached out to London after finding out that the Sideways Oscar nominee was interested in a TV studio deal. “He is a perfect example of what we try to do here,” Fox 21 president Bert Salke said. “As a producer, he has a phenomenal taste and works with the best writers, creators and directors in town while maintaining a status of being cutting edge, eager and hungry.” Read More »

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Fox 21 Hires Rachel Eggebeen As VP Development

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rachel Eggebeen has joined Fox 21 as VP, Development and Production. Eggebeen comes to Fox 21 from a recent tenure as a development and production executive at Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’s ABC Studios-based Shondaland. At … Read More »

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Fox 21 Hires Brandon Brito As VP Scripted

By | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Brandon Brito has joined Fox 21 as VP Scripted. Brito joins 20th Century Fox TV’s cable/reality unit from a recent tenure as a producer and Co-Head of Television 360, the television department and production arm of Management 360. At Fox 21, Brito will be charged with working with writers on the studio’s roster to develop new projects, both comedy and drama, for all the cable networks, as well as identifying fresh talent and ideas for series. “We’ve been looking for the right person for a long time,” said Fox 21 president Bert Salke. Read More »

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Craig Wright Signs Overall Deal With Fox 21

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox 21, the cable division of 20th Century Fox TV, has signed writer/playwright Craig Wright to an overall deal. Under the pact, he will create projects of his own and supervise other writers. Wright, an Emmy-nominated writer of … Read More »

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Showtime & ‘Hung’ Co-Creators Developing Supernatural Series

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 6:08pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Showtime is developing a new series from Hung co-creators Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson. Called Sleep No More, the Fox 21-produced supernatural thriller tells … Read More »

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Stephen Gaghan Inks Pod Deal With Fox 21

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT

Stephen Gaghan Fox 21Stephan Gaghan has signed a pod deal with Fox 21 to create cable series for the production company. The agreement, which runs until June 2014, will see the writer-directer create, write and produce new … Read More »

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Fox 21 Promotes Jane Francis To EVP

By | Friday June 15, 2012 @ 1:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Founding Fox 21 executive Jane Francis has signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox Television’s cable production company. As part of the multiyear pact, she has been promoted to EVP. Francis will continue to work under Fox 21 president … Read More »

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