Cottonwood Media, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises are collaborating on production for the weekly live-action teen drama series Paris Opera, Cottonwood’s first live-action series. The show is about a time-traveling ballet dancer from 1905 Russia trying to navigate her way through the perils of adolescence in 2015 Paris. It will be produced with the collaboration of the Paris Opera and shot in English with international actors. Creative team includes showrunners Jill Girling and Lori Matter Welch (creator of Nickelodeon series Ride), and producers Pascal Breton, Zoe Carrera, Cecile Lauritano and David Michel. The series is slated to premiere on ZDF in 2017.
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]