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John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52

21 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer, producer and director John Fasano died in his sleep Saturday night. He was 52.

In a career that career spanned more than 25 years, Fasano had more than 40 credits on feature films and primetime television as a writer, director or producer.

His feature credits include “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Tombstone,” “Universal Soldier: The Return” and “Alien 3,” as well as developing the stories for “Alien vs. Predator,” “Flushed Away,” “Ex-1,” Marvel Comics’ “Werewolf by Night” and, most recently, writing “Sniper 5,” “Sniper Reloaded” and “Hostel: Part III.”

In television, Fasano wrote more than 17 movies, including TNT’s “The Hunchback,” for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996; the Tom Selleck hit “Stone Cold”; the Iraq war docudrama “Saving Jessica Lynch”; and Westerns such as “The Legend of Butch and Sundance” and “Hannah’s Law.”

In the digital space, John created and wrote “Woke Up Dead,” a series for Sony’s Crackle »

- Carmel Dagan

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John Fasano Dead: Writer, Director, Producer Dies at 52

21 July 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writer, producer and director John Fasano died in his sleep Saturday night. He was 52.

In a career that career spanned more than 25 years, Fasano had more than 40 credits on feature films and primetime television as a writer, director or producer.

His feature credits include “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Tombstone,” “Universal Soldier: The Return” and “Alien 3,” as well as developing the stories for “Alien vs. Predator,” “Flushed Away,” “Ex-1,” Marvel Comics’ “Werewolf by Night” and, most recently, writing “Sniper 5,” “Sniper Reloaded” and “Hostel: Part III.”

In television, Fasano wrote more than 17 movies, including TNT’s “The Hunchback,” for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996; the Tom Selleck hit “Stone Cold”; the Iraq war docudrama “Saving Jessica Lynch”; and Westerns such as “The Legend of Butch and Sundance” and “Hannah’s Law.”

In the digital space, John created and wrote “Woke Up Dead,” a series for Sony’s Crackle »

- Carmel Dagan

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NBCUniversal to Launch Video Series Via Hulu, Web and VOD

15 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal is best known for the hundreds of TV shows it airs on its broadcast and cable outlets. Now the company is taking a stab at programming that debuts in digital fashion.

The company is set to launch more than dozen video series that will appear first via digital venues including including channel websites, Hulu and video-on-demand. Even though the series aren’t slated at present to air in linear fashion on, say, an NBC or a Syfy, promos will appear during various programs on the NBCU TV networks that promote the digital series. NBCU also wants to match advertisers with the various series.

“The combination of digital video alongside television content is extremely powerful and becoming an increasingly important part of the connection advertisers make with consumers,” said Linda Yaccarino, president of ad sales for NBCUniversal, in a statement. “We want to offer our partners the unique ability to »

- Brian Steinberg

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