HBO To Redevelop Riddle/Salahuddin Pilot, Passes On ‘People In New Jersey’

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 5:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

hbo45__130924185923-275x112__140114010318EXCLUSIVE: HBO has made decisions on half-hour comedy pilots People In New Jersey and untitled Diallo Riddle/Bashir Salahuddin. The pay cable network has decided not to go forward with People In New Jersey, written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed … Read More »

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Sarah Silverman Set For First HBO Stand-Up Special

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 11:17am PDT

Sarah Silverman recently signed to star in HBO‘s comedy pilot People In New Jersey, and now she’s taking the stage for the premium channel. Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, her first stand-up special for … Read More »

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Busted Pilot Cavalcade: Sarah Silverman’s NBC Also-Ran Joins Greg Garcia’s Online

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 5:05pm PDT

Once upon a time, studios, networks, and TV stars didn’t want anyone to see their busted pilots, preferring to send them off to die quietly — and alone, like an elephant. But a pair of failed pilots have … Read More »

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Topher Grace & Sarah Silverman Topline HBO Comedy Pilot ‘People In New Jersey’

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has tapped Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman and Patti Lupone for People In New Jersey, its half-hour comedy pilot written by Bruce … Read More »

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Sarah Silverman To Do HBO Special

By | Monday April 29, 2013 @ 10:25am PDT

HBO and Funny Or Die are teaming on Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, the first HBO comedy special for Sarah Silverman. The stand-up … Read More »

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‘Psych’s’ James Roday To Direct Dark Comedy ‘Gravy’

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 11:46am PDT

James Roday is set to helm Gravy. The dark comedy follows a group that descends on a Mexican cantina on Halloween with a taste for more than what is on the menu. The Psych actor and … Read More »

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Mipcom Briefs: ‘Revenge’ Gets Turkish Makeover, Warner Bros, Canal+ Output Deal, YouTube’s New Channels, ‘Hannibal’ Sales

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

Revenge Comes To Turkey
A local Turkish version of Revenge will trade Dune Beach for the Bosphorus. Disney Media Distribution says the local production will be titled Intikam and air on the country’s biggest free-to-air net, Kanal D, in early 2013. Kanal D and Discovery are co-producing. Turkish actress Beren Saat will play the Emily Thorne role with Mert Firat as the Daniel Grayson character. Twenty-two episodes of the Turkish take on ABC Studios’ hit guilty pleasure are scheduled for Season One. Other re-versioned ABC shows produced in Turkey include Desperate Housewives and Private Practice.

Warner Bros, Canal+ Group Announce Output Deal
Canal+ Group and Warner Bros. Entertainment France SAS announced the exclusive agreement today. It grants exclusive Pay TV rights to Warner Bros.’ first run movies and to library features on all Canal+ Group Pay-TV channels (CANAL+, CINE+, Comédie+ and Jimmy) and their associated catch-up services. Beginning in September 2013, the programming will be available on multiple screens (connected TV, game consoles, smart phones, tablets) and multiple services at home or on mobile, live or on-demand. The upcoming Warner Bros. films that will be available include Ben Affleck’s Argo, Trouble With The Curve, Gangster Squad, Cloud Atlas, The Hangover, Man Of Steel and The Hobbit. Read More »

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NBC’s Sarah Silverman Pilot Casts Duo

By | Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 11:39am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s untitled Sarah Silverman comedy pilot has cast its first 2 regulars and, like the project’s co-creator/star Silverman herself, they too are comedians-writers. Harris Wittels, who was a writer … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Imagine’s Sarah Silverman Comedy To Pilot

By | Tuesday November 22, 2011 @ 10:54am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC continues its aggressive push this development season with early pilot orders. The latest project to get the green light is the comedy starring Sarah Silverman, which the network landed in August after a bidding war with a … Read More »

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New Line Looking To Conjure ‘Burt Wonderstone’ Female Lead

Mike Fleming

New Line is zeroing in on the female lead for Burt Wonderstone, the Don Scardino-directed comedy that will star Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians on Read More »

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Toronto: Magnolia Acquires Sarah Polley’s ‘Take This Waltz’

Mike Fleming

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Take This Waltz, the film written and directed by Sarah Polley that stars Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman. The film made its debut as an acquisitions title at the … Read More »

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2011 Toronto: ‘Shame’ Will Start Dealmaking Flurry, But Buyers Wait To Be Blown Away

Mike Fleming

Last year’s Toronto Film Festival started slow for acquisitions, but finished with a flurry of modest distribution deals that served notice the specialty film business had finally pulled out of its nosedive. This year’s festival hasn’t started and … Read More »

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Sarah Silverman’s Comedy Project Sparks Major Bidding War, Ron Howard On Board

By | Wednesday August 17, 2011 @ 12:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: We have the first major bidding war of the season — I hear ABC, NBC and Fox are in pursuit of Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV’s untitled Sarah Silverman comedy co-written by and starring the irreverent comedian, … Read More »

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TORONTO: IFC Films Buys ‘Peep World’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: IFC Films has made yet another significant acquisition of a Toronto International Film Festival film, paying a low seven-figure minimum guarantee for domestic distribution rights on Peep World, the Barry W. Blaustein-directed film that stars Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz, Judy Greer, Kate Mara, Taraji Henson, Lesley Ann Warren and Ron Rifkin. The deal was made by CAA, which repped Peep World producers Occupant Films. Occupant principals Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder produced the picture. Read More »

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