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Netflix employees were among those who took part in an in-person rally and a virtual walkout on Wednesday as part of the backlash against the streamer's recently released Dave Chappelle special, The Closer, which critics say contains transphobic and homophobic material.
LA-based producer and distributor Dynamic Television has hired Shoe Money exec Rachel Taff as director of development and ex-CBS and Disney exec Will Baldwin as manager of development.
BBC Education in the UK is looking for mental health content in the children’s space, according to Helen Foulkes, head of BBC Education and Newsround.
Former Barcroft Studios executive Alex Morris has resurfaced as director of LADstudios, a UK-based outfit from youth-focused social media publisher LADbible Group.
Today we hear from Lineup Industries co-founders Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis and from Starlings Television president Chris Philip, reflecting on last week at Mipcom and their take on the latest market dynamics.
NBA star Patrick Patterson and producer Joel Reilly have teamed up to launch a production company with operations in both the US and Canada.
Sister, the production venture from Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, is set to work with the fledgling studio arm of North London venue KOKO as part of its investment in the theatre’s restoration.
Amazon in Japan has commissioned a local version of Australian comedy format No Activity, marking its first adaptation in Asia.
A feature documentary about a world-first expedition to Antarctica is currently in development as the adventure travel company behind it looks for people to join the voyage.
Wurl, a US streaming technology company specialising in FAST channels, is aiming to create a “superhighway for FAST channels” with the launch of its Global FAST Pass.
Discovery+ and Discovery-owned US cablenet OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network have commissioned a new soul food cooking competition series that celebrate black chefs and black culinary traditions.
Discovery-owned US cablenet Investigation Discovery has commissioned 26 hours of true crime content from UK factual prodco Arrow Media.
Comedians Harriet Kemsley and Bobby Mair are planning a follow-up to their reality sitcom Bobby & Harriet Get Married based around the birth of their first baby.
Italian pubcaster Rai and French pay TV operator Canal+ have picked up factual content from ORF Enterprises, the sales arm of Austrian pubcaster ORF, in deals agreed at last week's Mipcom conference.
Netflix reported 4.4 million subscriber additions in the third quarter, climbing to almost 214 million global subs in total, as its revenue grew 16% year-on-year to US$7.5bn.
LA-based producer-distributor Propagate International has hired former ITV Studios exec Isabelle Azoulay as executive VP and head of formats.
Lionsgate-owned streaming service StarzPlay is on the lookout for a “light and fun” whodunnit series with a tone and style similar to Rian Johnson's hit 2019 film Knives Out, according to Starz VP of international programming Jeff Cooke.
European production house Asacha Media Group has hired former All3Media International exec Maria Ishak as head of international content and coproductions.
Today we hear from Off the Fence CEO Bo Stehmeier and director of commercial and business affairs Imelda Wiebers about the launch of the Netherlands- and UK-based factual specialist's Canadian outpost.
Netflix is changing the way it reports on the popularity of its originals, shifting to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.
WarnerMedia-owned HBO Max has appointed Canal+ executive Vera Peltekian as VP and commissioning editor of original production in France.

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