Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 11:25am PDT

Neill Blomkamp‘s sci-fi Chappie has added Sigourney Weaver as filming gets underway in Johannesburg. The Sony/MRC production written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell follows the preternaturally gifted robot Chappie, … Read More »

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Philip K. Dick Trust Sues ‘Adjustment Bureau’ Director And Producers Again Over Missed Payments And Closed Books

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 8:04pm PDT

The trustees to author Philip K. Dick want an adjustment on their fees for The Adjustment Bureau – a rather larger adjustment of more than $500,000. In a 14-page civil case complaint filed today in LA Superior Court, … Read More »

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MRC Teams With David Cronenberg & Sam Raimi For ‘Knifeman’ Series Project

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 5:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Beverly Hills, CA (March 12, 2012) Media Rights Capital announced today that director David Cronenberg will direct the pilot and serve as Executive Producer on its latest television series “KNIFEMAN,” which marks his first foray into television.  Cronenberg

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Syfy Developing TV Series Version Of Movie ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Syfy is developing a TV series based on this year’s MRC/Universal Pictures movie The Adjustment Bureau, which was written, directed and produced by George Nolfi and starred Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Former Smallville executive producers Darren Swimmer … Read More »

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‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter Is Back To TV With Mystery Drama Produced By MRC

By | Thursday September 29, 2011 @ 1:36pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The long-awaited return to TV of The X-Files creator Chris Carter is close to reality. I’ve learned that Carter is set to write, direct and executive produce a mystery drama with a female lead for MRC. The company, which … Read More »

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It’s Official: Netflix Picks Up David Fincher- Kevin Spacey Series ‘House Of Cards’

By | Friday March 18, 2011 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Netflix just announced that it has acquired House of Cards, a political thriller drama series from executive producer/director David Fincher starring Kevin Spacey, which will be distributed exclusively via the company’s Internet subscription service. This marks Netflix’s first foray into original programming.

Netflix, which has more than 20 million subscribers at the moment, has committed to 26 episodes of the drama, which is being produced by Media Rights Capital. Its premiere is scheduled for almost two years from now, in late 2012. Over the next year, the show will work on the 13 scripts for its first season. Fincher, who is now busy directing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will direct the first episode of House of Cards next spring. That episode will then be evaluated like a pilot, and adjustments will be made if needed before production on the remaining episodes commences. In the next 3-6 months, MRC is expected to assemble a team to support the big production. More from Netflix’s release:

A satirical tale of power, corruption and lies, “House of Cards” is based on the book and acclaimed BBC mini-series of the same name. “The gripping, serialized one hour drama has become a very important part of the Netflix experience,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.  “David Fincher’s unique vision, the indelible performances of Kevin Spacey and the original version of “House of Cards,” all have a big following among our members, giving the series a very good chance of becoming a fan favorite.”

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Netflix To Enter Original Programming With Mega Deal For David Fincher-Kevin Spacey Series ‘House Of Cards’

By | Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 1:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Video streaming juggernaut Netflix is becoming an original programming player. In what is probably the biggest gamble in its 14-year history, I hear Netflix has outbid several major cable networks, including HBO and AMC, for  Media Rights Capital’s drama … Read More »

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Liz Jenkins Elevated to VP Corporate Development at MRC

By | Thursday March 10, 2011 @ 12:34pm PST

New York, NY (Feb. 10, 2011) – Media Rights Capital (MRC) today announced the promotion of Liz Jenkins to Vice President of Corporate Development for the independent film, television and digital studio.

Since joining the studio in 2008, Jenkins has played a critical role in helping to shape MRC’s strategic

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Mark Wahlberg Back In Buddy Comedy Mode For Seth MacFarlane’s Pic Helming Debut

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Wahlberg, who’s coming off the summer hit The Other Guys with Will Ferrell, is negotiating to star in another buddy comedy. You might think we’ve seen it all on the well trodden buddy comedy trail, but how about … Read More »

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‘Moonlight’ Is Dead At MRC & Everywhere; UPDATE: Mid-season?

UPDATE: I hear MRC now has been asked to consider Moonlight for mid-season. This is such a shot in the dark it’s barely worth posting. But I’m posting nonetheless. I’ve also been told that CBS continues to hold an option on the … Read More »

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