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  • Amazon grows originals slate
    Amazon has greenlit a series based on the classic 1992 film A League of Their Own, struck a first-look deal with Grammy-winning artist Lizzo and is readying a globetrotting unscripted series for dogs and their owners.
  • Bad Robot to adapt Doyle memoir
    JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions has acquired the rights to adapt US author Glennon Doyle’s memoir Untamed as a TV drama.
  • Essential reborn as EQ Media Group
    Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett have rebranded their transnational production company Essential Media and Entertainment as EQ Media Group and are boosting their unscripted and scripted content slate.
  • Kanal D calls for fall dramas
    Turkish broadcaster Kanal D is looking for new dramas, movies and comedies for its fall line-up, according to general manager Murat Saygı, who added that the company will not be attending Mipcom this year.
  • Van der Wal set to exit WarnerMedia
    Aksel van der Wal, chief operating officer for international data, technology, operations and innovation at WarnerMedia, is stepping down from his post at the end of August.
  • Hulu cancels High Fidelity after S1
    Disney-owned streamer Hulu has cancelled drama series High Fidelity after one season.
  • ViacomCBS names adult animation boss
    ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group has appointed a Marvel and former Fox Animation exec as head of its adult animation unit.
  • Landmark, District 33 toast wine drama
    Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment-owned Landmark Studio Group has partnered with District 33 to develop and produce a limited event drama series.
  • Slim Film confirms shares buy-back
    UK-based production company Slim Film + Television has confirmed it has bought back all the shares in the company formerly held by Seven West Media.
  • Disney's Mulan to premiere digitally
    The Walt Disney Company is bringing forward the release of forthcoming blockbuster Mulan on Disney+, but will charge viewers US$29.99 to watch it.
  • StarzPlay reveals original int'l drama slate
    Lionsgate-owned global streamer StarzPlay has unveiled a slate of original drama series including local-language productions from Spain and Mexico.
  • A+E Networks promotes Hinzman
    US channels operator A+E Networks has promoted Sara Hinzman to senior VP of distribution and strategy.
  • Constantin treats Wattpad’s Addiction
    German prodco Constantin Film has acquired the rights to Perfect Addiction, the second novel in the Perfect series published on digital storytelling platform Wattpad.
  • Euro broadcasters pick up Keeping Faith
    Broadcasters in Europe including Hungary’s MTVA and Antena TV Group in Romania have picked up drama series Keeping Faith from Paris-based coproducer and distributor About Premium Content.
  • Lat Am firms to miss Mipcom
    HBO Latin America and Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca have become the first Lat Am players to pull out of Reed Midem's Mipcom event this October, C21 understands.
  • Shorts International appoints COO
    Short-film company Shorts International has appointed Russ Armstrong to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
  • Global SVoD subs up 28% in 2019
    The number of SVoD subscriptions around the world increased by 28% over 2019, according to the latest figures from industry analysis firm Digital TV Research.
  • Canal+, MultiChoice link for African drama
    South Africa’s MultiChoice Group and France-based pay TV operator Canal+ are coproducing a 10-episode South African drama series.
  • DiCaprio, Apple TV+ ink first-look deal
    Apple TV+ has signed a first-look TV and movie deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s prodco Appian Way.
  • Amazon captures more Hunters
    Amazon has ordered a second season of its original Al Pacino-fronted thriller series Hunters.

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