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Madrid – Tying down one of the best-known alternative TV hosts in Mexico and the U.S. Latino market, FremantleMedia Latin America (Fmla) has inked a non-exclusive pact with Marco Antonio Regil’s Rgl Entertainment to co-develop and jointly produce entertainment, lifestyle and healthy living properties.
Fmla’S development team, headed by Constanza Cagliolo, will lead FremantleMedia’s development, targeting mainstream and niche audiences.
The partnership comes as FremantleMedia, part of leading European network Rtl Group, is placing a larger emphasis on emerging markets in general, and Latin America in particular.
The Regil partnership looks not only toward Latin America but the U.S. Latino market as well, with Regil teaming in 2012 to create the U.S. West Coast-based Rgl Ent. with business partner David Steinberg and vet U.S. producer Ron Lyon.
- John Hopewell
The Oscar-winning Chinatown scribe will receive the 2015 Screenwriters Tribute at an event on June 27 hosted by comedian David Steinberg, the Nantucket Film Festival announced Thursday. Towne will also participate in an In Their Shoes… conversation at the festival with Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball and NBC's The Chris Matthews Show. Towne’s other credits include The Last Detail, Shampoo and Mission: Impossible, as well as uncredited work on The Godfather and Bonnie… »
Screenwriter Robert Towne will be honored at the Nantucket Film Festival’s 2015 Screenwriters Tribute, the festival announced Thursday.
Best known for “Chinatown,” Towne also penned “Shampoo,” “The Last Detail” and “Mission: Impossible.” Past honorees of the tribute include Aaron Sorkin, Nancy Meyers, Charlie Kaufman and Alexander Payne.
“In our 20th anniversary year we could not be more thrilled to honor the incomparable Robert Towne,” Nff executive director Mystelle Brabbee said in a statement. “As a festival that recognizes achievements in screenwriting, Towne’s body of work has truly changed the landscape of American cinema.”
Towne will also engage in an public conversation with Chris Matthews (MSNBC’s “Hardball”) as part of the festival’s “In Their Shoes…” series. The festivities will be hosted by comedian David Steinberg. Epix will present the event.
- Marianne Zumberge
Showtime has picked up a fourth season of their showbiz interview series Inside Comedy. David Steinberg will return to interview guests like Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, and Dan Aykroyd in the six new episodes.
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Showtime Picks Up New Season Of "Inside Comedy"
The critically acclaimed documentary series Inside Comedy is returning to Showtime for its fourth season. Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, and Dan Aykroyd are just a few of the big names expected to stop by this time around. The one-on-one interviews introduce audiences to comedians beyond their jokes, reflecting on career-defining moments, influences, and hilarious stories from the inner workings of the comedy world. Creator David Steinberg will continue to host, with co-creator Steve Carell acting as executive producer. "Inside Comedy" premiered in 2012, and all of the episodes are available to watch online through Showtime. Season 4 is slated for premiere later this year. »
- Megan Daley
Showtime has renewed docu-series “Inside Comedy” for a fourth season of six half-hour episodes, set to premiere later this year.
- Marianne Zumberge
6 items from 2015
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