Alloy Hires Elysa Koplovitz Dutton To Run Feature Film Division

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 8:29am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alloy Entertainment has hired Elysa Koplovitz Dutton to be VP and run its feature film division based in Los Angeles. She reports to Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment, which is now part of the Warner Bros Television Group. Dutton was most recently exec producer on the indie comedy Ass Backwards, to be released November 8, and before that had a producing deal at HBO and was a VP Production at Fox. She’s a Brown graduate who created that school’s first series, Sob Story, which got syndicated to campuses across the country. Her work on such films as Idiocracy, Beavis And Butt-head Do America and Election will come in handy, as Alloy’s demo is young.

Alloy made its name hatching fiction that has been turned into film and TV properties that include The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. “Elysa understands the Alloy brand and shares our philosophy when it comes to developing great entertainment,” Morgenstein said. “We’re eager to aggressively expand our feature business, and her experience will be vital to our success.” Read More »

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev Exits Agency

Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has dropped Innovative Artists as her agency. The signature CW series was renewed for next season early on, and Dobrev also has been cast in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, the film … Read More »

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Finds New Villain Klaus

By | Friday February 18, 2011 @ 10:00am PST
Mike Fleming

The CW drama Vampire Diaries has been building all season to the introduction of the villain Klaus,  the original vampire. Joseph Morgan has now been signed to play him. Morgan, who’ll next be seen in the Henry Cavill-starrer Immortals, played … Read More »

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Kevin Williamson Joins CW’s ‘Secret Circle’, ‘Vampire Diaries’ Companion Show On Hold

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: First the bad news: Kevin Williamson’s potential companion series to Vampire Diaries is not happening, at least for now. The Vampire Diaries co-creator Williamson has notified the CW that his busy schedule on Diaries, which he is executive … Read More »

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Kevin Williamson Developing Potential ‘Vampire Diaries’ Companion Series

By | Monday November 29, 2010 @ 6:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Vampire Diaries co-creator/ executive producer Kevin Williamson is working on a new supernatural drama project, envisioned as a potential companion for the CW’s flagship vampire drama. The untitled project, which is in early stages of development at Warner Bros. TV … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Fox Wins With Sluggish World Series, NBC Comedies Up

Nellie Andreeva

If it was up to TV executives, the Yankees would sail through to the World Series every year, with the rest of the teams squabbling for the other spot. This year’s World Series between the Giants and the Rangers on … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: All-Time ‘CSI’ Low

Nellie Andreeva

The generational transition on Thursday continues. The 3 series that had been the anchors on the night for years, CBS’ CSI, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and NBC’s The Office, all hit lows last night. No great reason for concern for Grey’s (4.5/12) and The Office (3.4/9) just yet as they led their networks’ lineup by a wide margin and finished No.1 and No.3 for the night overall. But CSI (2.7/7) was the lowest-rated program on CBS last night, which featured ratings declines on the CBS and NBC and gains on Fox and CW. Since male-skewing shows were hit harder than the female-skewing ones, the baseball playoffs probably played a role, and some of the declines will probably be offset in DVR viewing. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ’30 Rock’ Keeps Steady In Sea Of Double-Digit Declines

Nellie Andreeva

It’s a new time slot and much smaller lead-in, but that has had little effect on NBC’s 30 Rock. While it never became a broad hit, the Emmy-winning comedy held steady behind The Office, and now it’s doing the same at 8:30 PM. Last night, it kept its entire 18-49 … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Bang’ Nabs First Thursday Win, ‘The Apprentice’ Debut Tanks

Nellie Andreeva

Big Bang Theory is putting the Thursday competition on notice. In a warm-up round leading to the comedy’s official move to the Thursday 8 PM slot next week, CBS aired a 2-hour marathon of Big Bang repeats from 8-10 PM. Each of of the 4 episodes dominated its half-hour by … Read More »

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