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Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig to Speak at Women in Entertainment 2017 Summit

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Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig to Speak at Women in Entertainment 2017 Summit
Directors Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig and Ava DuVernay will be featured speakers at the Women in Entertainment Third Annual Summit, the organization announced Monday. SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris will also speak at the event, as well as Margie Cohn, head of television at DreamWorks Animation, Marta Fernandez, Svp of original programming at Starz, Ellen McGirt, senior editor at Fortune Magazine, and film producer Jennifer Cochis. The third annual summit will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 2 of this year. Throughout the day, powerful keynotes, panel discussions and chats will be held, designed to address issues that affect women in.
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Latino Drama ‘Vida’ Lands Series Order at Starz

Latino Drama ‘Vida’ Lands Series Order at Starz
Starz has ordered the Latino drama “Vida” to series, the premium cabler announced Friday.

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. Veronica Osorio has been cast in the role of Emma, with Melissa Barrera playing her sister, Lyn.

Osorio is a Venezuelan improviser and actress who moved to New York City to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2008. She has since relocated to Los Angeles and starred in the Coen Bros feature “Hail, Caesar!,” and the upcoming Soderbergh project “Mosaic.” She has also appeared as a guest star role on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” and Netflix’s “Girlboss.”

Barrera can be seen in the upcoming third season of “Club de Cuervos
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50 Cent Developing Superhero Drama With Starz After Extending Overall Deal

50 Cent Developing Superhero Drama With Starz After Extending Overall Deal
Starz has extended its overall deal with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and is currently in development on superhero drama “Tomorrow, Today” with the music mogul, Variety has learned. The new agreement extends Jackson’s existing overall deal for another year into September 2018, in order to develop new projects for the network with Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc.

“Tomorrow, Today” is the first project in development from Jackson and G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The concept is based on a screenplay written by Jackson, who will executive produce the project and also serves as an executive producer on Starz drama “Power.”

“I am looking forward to continuing my relationship with my Starz family, we have had great success together on ‘Power’ and I am excited to get going on all of our upcoming projects together,” Jackson said in a statement. “I knew Starz would be the perfect home for ‘Tomorrow, Today.’ This project is very personal to me… creating
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Gillian Anderson Joins ‘American Gods’ on Starz

Gillian Anderson Joins ‘American Gods’ on Starz
Gillian Anderson has joined Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods,” Variety has learned.

Anderson will play Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens — to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.

The casting marks a reunion between Anderson and “American Gods” executive producer Bryan Fuller — the two previously collaborated on NBC’s “Hannibal.”

In addition to “Hannibal,” Anderson recently returned to her iconic role as Dana Scully in Fox’s revival of “The X-Files,” which premiered in January, and will next be seen in the third and final season of crime thriller “The Fall,
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‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Possesses Hollywood Boulevard for Groovy Premiere

‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Possesses Hollywood Boulevard for Groovy Premiere
Halloween came early for Hollywood on Wednesday night, as Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” shut down the high-traffic boulevard outside the Tcl Chinese Theatre in celebration of the long-awaited horror show’s premiere.

Stars including Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Jill-Marie Jones, Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo walked the carpet while VIP guests enjoyed an outdoor bar in front of the theater and hundreds of “Evil Dead” fans filled the street for a free Iggy Pop rock concert. Guests were also invited to explore a replica of Ash’s trailer from the show and step inside a gif booth that gave chainsaw-wielding fans a chance to dispatch a Deadite with their friends.

The anticipation was palpable in the theater as the assembled army of “Dead” fans (many in costume) waited for their first fresh glimpse of Ash Williams on screen in 23 years. Campbell was in high spirits as he
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Ken Segna Upped To Svp Original Programming At Starz

It’s been a very fast rise for Ken Segna at Starz. Five years after joining the pay cable network as an executive assistant, he has been named Svp Original Programming, working alongside SVPs Marta Fernandez and Karen Bailey. Segna, most recently VP Original Programming, is based in Starz’s Beverly Hills office. He will continue to shepherd new development and current productions including series Power, Survivor's Remorse as well as the upcoming 13-part anthology series Th…
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'Evil Dead' TV Show Reunites Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi on Starz!

'Evil Dead' TV Show Reunites Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi on Starz!
Ash is back! Starz announced today the greenlight of the network's next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

The Starz Original series officially titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons - personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.

Here's what Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz, had to say in her statement.

"Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus,
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The Evil Dead TV Series Starring Bruce Campbell is Coming to Starz

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We've heard rumblings of an Evil Dead series for a while now, and today it's been confirmed that the limited series based on Sam Raimi's original film, and starring none other than Bruce Campbell is coming to Starz. The first details and title for the series has been revealed!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this. We're finally going to see Bruce Campbell once again play the role of Ash from The Evil Dead! The upcoming TV series called, Ash vs. Evil Dead, will be debuting sometime next year, and the first episode will even be directed by none other than Sam Raimi himself. These are awesome things people! Check out the full press release for more:

Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers,
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Evil Dead TV Series Picked Up by Starz, Bruce Campbell to Star as Ash

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Groovy. Fans of Bruce Campbell’s portrayal of the Deadite-slaying, Necronomicon Ex-Mortis-battling, one-liner spouting Ash have reason to celebrate with the news that Starz has picked up Ash Vs. Evil Dead, a follow-up to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead films that will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and star Campbell as an awesomely aged Ash. The series is written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, with Sam fittingly set to direct the first episode that will air next year.

We have the official press release with full details (via TVbytheNumbers):

“Beverly Hills, Calif. – November 10, 2014 – Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

The Starz Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes.
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Starz Orders ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Series for 2015

Starz Orders ‘Evil Dead’ Sequel Series for 2015
Ready for some groovy news? Starz has ordered a follow-up series to the cult “Evil Dead” film franchise, titled “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” The new show will reteam director Sam Raimi with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell, who will reprise his iconic role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.

When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip. The series is slated for 10 half-hour episodes set to debut in 2015.

“Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on ‘Spartacus,’ and we are thrilled to be back in business with them,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “With
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Starz Ups Marta Fernandez, Karen Bailey to Original Programming VPs

Starz Ups Marta Fernandez, Karen Bailey to Original Programming VPs
Starz has promoted Marta Fernandez and Karen Bailey to senior vice presidents of original programming. In their new roles, the Beverly Hills-based execs will take the lead on new development and current production as the company ramps up its original programming slate under chief executive Chris Albrecht. Among the premium cable network's upcoming offerings: Da Vinci’s Demons with David Goyer and BBC Worldwide Productions and pirate drama Black Sails from Michael Bay and Jon Steinberg as well as Spartacus: War of the Damned and a second season of Magic City. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows for 2012-13 Season "Our programming

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Spartacus Co-Creator Steven DeKnight Signs Exclusive 2-Year Development Deal with Starz

Fans of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Gods of the Arena and the 2012′s upcoming Spartacus: Vengeance will be delighted to know that Spartacus co-creator Steven DeKnight has just inked an exclusive two-year deal with Starz. This deal adds on to DeKnight’s existing three-year deal with the cable network. “Steven is a rare talent who we want to stay in business with,” says Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “We are thrilled this incredible creative partnership will continue for years to come.” “The creative support and unparalleled freedom that Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, Marta Fernandez and the entire Starz team have given me has been deeply appreciated,” says DeKnight. “It is a rare, wonderful opportunity to collaborate with an emerging network on forging their identity in scripted programming. I look forward to continuing this incredibly rewarding relationship. I would also like to thank my producing partners on Spartacus, Rob Tapert,
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Starz promotes three executives

Starz promotes three executives
Starz has promoted three executives as part of its plan to ramp up its original programming slate.

Marta Fernandez and Robert Markovich have been promoted to vp of original programming, while Richter Hartig has been upped to vp of original production finance.

"Both Marta and Rob have shown a keen eye for material, work well with our producers and understand the entertainment sensibilities we are trying to achieve for Starz," said Starz media managing director Carmi Zlotnik. "As for Richter, his thoughtful and precise approach to cost tracking and analysis provides us with the financial information needed for good decisions as we expand our original production efforts."

Fernandez joined the network in 2007; Markovich in 2002 and Hartig in 2006.
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