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Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, Steve Zahn to Star on Nat Geo’s ‘Valley of the Boom’ Miniseries

Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris, Steve Zahn to Star on Nat Geo’s ‘Valley of the Boom’ Miniseries
Nat Geo has cast Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris and Steve Zahn as the stars of its six-part limited series “Valley of the Boom,” which is set in Silicon Valley during the ’90s tech bubble.

Additionally John Karna will play Marc Andreesen, a computer engineer who co-created Mosaic, the first internet browser. Plus, Dakota Shapiro and Oliver Cooper play Ivy League undergraduates who launched theglobe.com, one of the very first social networking sites, out of their dorm room.

The 2019 miniseries hails from Matthew Carnahan, Arianna Huffington and STXtv. Other executive producers are Jason Goldberg, Brant Pinvidic and David Walpert, while David Newsom, Gary Goldman and...
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‘Bad Moms’ Reality Series in the Works at Fox

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Fox is in development on an unscripted “Bad Moms” series, TheWrap has learned. The project, inspired by the 2016 Mila Kunis comedy, is being produced by Stx Entertainment’s unscripted exec Jason Goldberg and reality producer Brant Pinvidic. Plans are for the show to focus on the lives of real mothers, though the project remains in the early stages and details are scarce. Released in 2016 by Stx, “Bad Moms” starred Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as a trio of mothers who vow to stop trying to be perfect parents. The film proved to be a hit, grossing more than $113 million domestically...
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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele Set for Produced By Conference
The Producers Guild of America has set Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shawn Levy, and Ted Sarandos as speakers for its Ninth Annual Produced By Conference.

The event will be held on June 10 and June 11 at the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles.

Chazelle will discuss the director/producer collaboration process on his films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” “Whiplash,” and “La La Land.” Chazelle won the Academy Award for directing “La La Land.”

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Jordan Peele Honored as CinemaCon’s Director of the Year for ‘Get Out

Peele will speak about his directorial debut “Get Out,” the Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele,” and the future for his Monkeypaw Productions. Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will talk about the transformation of the digital company into an original content producer.

Winfrey and DuVernay will team up to chat about their creative partnership as
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Rich Sullivan Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of STXdigital

Rich Sullivan has been upped to chief operating officer at STXdigital, a division of Stx Entertainment.

Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer for the past two and a half years, will partner with chief creative officer of STXalternative and STXreality Jason Goldberg to expand digital programming and Ott capabilities. In his new role, Sullivan will also be responsible for tasks including building out the company’s digital business operations, establishing strategic partnerships across social and video platforms, and progressing data analytics capabilities.

In his previous role as CFO, Sullivan played an important role in building out the company’s financial and business operations, helping to lead the company’s expansion into its multi-platform business strategy including its recent acquisition of Surreal, a content creation company in the Virtual Reality space.

“Rich has been pivotal in Stx’s ongoing and aggressive growth and diversification as we lead the industry
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Stx Entertainment Appoints Rich Sullivan COO of STXdigital

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Stx Entertainment has appointed Rich Sullivan to the position of chief operating officer of STXdigital, the company announced on Friday. In this role, Sullivan will be focused on building out the company’s digital business operations in short-form content, creating new franchises with the company’s talent roster, establishing strategic partnerships across social and video platforms, supporting growth in Vr and immersive experiences, and establishing and accelerating data analytics capabilities. Sullivan will also partner with Jason Goldberg, chief creative officer of STXalternative and STXreality, to expand digital programming and Ott capabilities. Sullivan will assume the role immediately and will continue to be located at the.
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Exclusive: Soleil Moon Frye on Her 2-Year-Old's 'Embarrassing' Response to Watching Mom on 'Punky Brewster'

Exclusive: Soleil Moon Frye on Her 2-Year-Old's 'Embarrassing' Response to Watching Mom on 'Punky Brewster'
With her Punky Brewster days way behind her, Soleil Moon Frye is all about being a mom now. Et visited the actress at home in Los Angeles, where she and husband Jason Goldberg are raising their four kids.

"I'm feeling great," Frye, 40, tells Et's Cameron Mathison. "I'm juggling four incredible children of all different ages. It's very fun."

Watch: Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4 -- Find Out His Cute Name!

Punky Brewster made Frye one of the biggest child stars in the world when it premiered in 1984. Nearly 30 years after its series finale, the show is striking a chord with a new generation, starting with Frye's own children: Poet, 11, Jagger, 8, Lyric, 2, and Story, 7 months.

"I had not shown them Punky and then finally after them asking, because all of their friends at school had seen it, I finally showed them," Frye shares. "It was really embarrassing, because my 2-year-old started calling me 'Punky' everywhere
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State of the Entertainment Industry Conference Addresses TV Growth in Foreign Markets

The burgeoning television markets in China and India were two of the main topics of discussion at this year’s State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The 2016 edition, which was co-sponsored by Variety, featured a panel on the global entertainment industry with five executives from leading entertainment companies, who discussed how the industry’s recent growth in globalization has forced Hollywood to rethink its current strategy.

“Right now, the game that Hollywood has played, which is creating content in America and shipping that content and licensing it in different places, that game has stopped a little bit,” said Jason Goldberg, chief creative officer of digital, new media and alternative content divisions at Stx Entertainment. “It’s really about creating organic, real content on the ground in these regions, so I think that’s what we’re in the middle of right now.”

The
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Us Briefs: 'The Martian Vr Experience' comes to market

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Us Briefs: 'The Martian Vr Experience' comes to market
Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with Rsa Films and The Virtual Reality Company, announced on Monday that its first Vr endeavour will go on sale to customers.

Starting on Tuesday (November 15), The Martian Vr Experience, will be available for $19.99 on the PlayStation Vr, which recently launched for the PlayStation 4 system, and Htc Vive via the Steam portal.

Robert Stromberg directed and Ridley Scott served as executive producer on the project, which Fox debuted at CES 2016 followed by Sundance last January. The experience allows users to assume the role of astronaut Mark Watney – portrayed by Matt Damon in blockbuster hit The Martian – as he attempts to get back to Earth.

“The Fox Innovation Lab is at the forefront of exploring virtual reality as a new storytelling medium,” said Mike Dunn, president, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Innovation Lab.

The Martian Vr Experience is a testament to the opportunity for filmmakers to connect with audiences in new
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Stx Ups Jason Goldberg After Strong Start For Digital & Alternative Divisions

Jason Goldberg has been promoted to chief creative officer at Stx Entertainment’s Digital and New Media Group and its Alternative Content division. The reward comes as Stx's non-scripted TV division under his leadership has sold and secured deals for 25 shows to networks in the U.S, China, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Stx launched the division in April and hired Goldberg — the co-founder with Ashton Kutcher of Katalyst Media — with the title of President of…
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10 Assistants to Watch 2016

Vanessa Ansoorian

Assistant to Heather Griffith & Craig Mizrahi, Innovative Artists, production

Ansoorian has been assisting senior Btl agents Griffith and Mizrahi for the past two years at Innovative. Besides being the department coordinator, she works with such clients as Paul Hirsch (“Mummy 4”), Courtney Hoffman (“Hateful Eight”), and Maryann Brandon. “Job challenges are anticipating the immediate needs of two busy agents, our clients and buyers while simultaneously upholding highest standards of collaboration across all departments,” she says.

Chris Bowyer

Assistant/coordinator, non-scripted & alternative programming, Stx

Bowyer began as a temp in 2015 working for executives including Cathy Schulman, Amy Elkins, and Oren Aviv. He’s now assisting Jason Goldberg. Responsibilities include overseeing development of more than 25 projects in various stages for the U.S., China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Integrally involved in production of four on-air series that are filming and two series orders for 2017, including the first broadcast television show to be developed by a
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10 Assistants to Watch 2016

Vanessa Ansoorian

Assistant to Heather Griffith & Craig Mizrahi, Innovative Artists, production

Ansoorian has been assisting senior Btl agents Griffith and Mizrahi for the past two years at Innovative. Besides being the department coordinator, she works with such clients as Paul Hirsch (“Mummy 4”), Courtney Hoffman (“Hateful Eight”), and Maryann Brandon. “Job challenges are anticipating the immediate needs of two busy agents, our clients and buyers while simultaneously upholding highest standards of collaboration across all departments,” she says.

Chris Bowyer

Assistant/coordinator, non-scripted & alternative programming, Stx

Bowyer began as a temp in 2015 working for executives including Cathy Schulman, Amy Elkins, and Oren Aviv. He’s now assisting Jason Goldberg. Responsibilities include overseeing development of more than 25 projects in various stages for the U.S., China, India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Integrally involved in production of four on-air series that are filming and two series orders for 2017, including the first broadcast
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STX Entertainment Still Looking to Make Its Mark After ‘Free State of Jones’ Flops

STX Entertainment Still Looking to Make Its Mark After ‘Free State of Jones’ Flops
Things didn’t go as planned with “Free State of Jones.”

The $50 million Civil War drama, greenlit two years ago by STX Entertainment, was meant to announce the indie studio as a bright new player bent on producing quality movies for adults with top talent. But, despite the presence of star Matthew McConaughey and director Gary Ross, and an extensive advertising push, “Free State of Jones” collapsed at the domestic box office this past weekend, eking out less than $8 million in its debut and raising more questions about STX’s business model.

Stx got into the business precisely because it believes that there’s still an audience for the kind of projects major studios abandoned in favor of superhero adventures and tween franchises. The film, announced shortly after Stx was launched in 2014 by Robert Simonds and Tpg managing director Bill McGlashan, was handed a prime summer release date. Its failure
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Soleil Moon Frye Welcomes a Baby Boy - Find Out His Unique Name!

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Soleil Moon Frye Welcomes a Baby Boy - Find Out His Unique Name!
A photo posted by @moonfrye on May 18, 2016 at 11:34am Pdt Soleil Moon Frye is a mom for the fourth time! The actress and her husband, Jason Goldberg, welcomed their son Story into the world this week. Soleil took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an adorable black-and-white photo of their new addition, writing, "Welcome to the world our sweet baby boy Story..." Their son joins big sisters Poet and Jagger and big brother Lyric. Soleil and Jason, who tied the knot in 1998, announced their fourth pregnancy back in November with a cute Instagram photo. Congratulations to the growing family!
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Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4

Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4
Soleil Moon Frye has just welcomed her fourth child into the world! The actress gave birth to Story, and we can only imagine how excited the entire family is for the latest arrival. "Welcome to the world our sweet baby boy Story..." she wrote on Instagram Wednesday. The former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star gushed to E! News recently about her pregnancy, telling Will Marfuggi that she and her husband Jason Goldberg were waiting to find out the sex of the baby. And as for the happy couple's three children, Soleil dished that they're all thrilled to become older siblings. "The youngest is 21 months so he just knows to kiss my belly and the girls are over the moon," she...
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Stx Inks Production Deals With Brant Pinvidic & Ryan Holcomb

Stx Entertainment continues to ramp up its newly launched non-scripted television business, signing multi-year production deals with Brant Pinvidic's INvelop Entertainment, and Ryan Holcomb's Tower 2 Productions. The announcement was made today by Jason Goldberg, President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming for Stx Entertainment. Pinvidic launched INvelop Entertainment, a multimedia production company focusing on unscripted television and feature length…
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Stx moves into non-scripted television

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Stx moves into non-scripted television
On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.

Jason Goldberg (pictured), creator and executive producer of shows like Punk’d and Beauty And The Geek, has joined as president of non-scripted and alternative programming.

Under Goldberg’s stewardship Stx said it would become the first Us-based company involved in a broadcast TV show airing in China.

For now that show is called Thank You For Your Love and is being developed in conjunction with Xg Entertainment and scheduled to premiere this year to a potential audience of one billion viewers.

Stx Non-Scripted launches with sales or development deals in place for 12 shows to networks in the Us and Asia, including NBC, CW, Food Network, Syfy, Oxygen, the History Channel and Freeform.

The production
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Stx Launches Unscripted Division Headed By Jason Goldberg, Unveils Reality Series In China

Stx Launches Unscripted Division Headed By Jason Goldberg, Unveils Reality Series In China
As part of its expansion into television, Stx Entertainment has launched a non-scripted TV division. It will be run by former Katalyst co-founder/partner Jason Goldberg, co-creator and executive producer of hit reality shows Punk'd and Beauty and the Geek. Goldberg has been named Stx President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming. Goldberg and his team have been tasked with creating original programming in the U.S., China and India for distribution across linear…
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Stx Entertainment Launches Non-Scripted TV Division

Stx Entertainment is getting into the reality TV game, and has a launched a new unscripted television division, the company announced Monday. Jason Goldberg has been appointed President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming to run the new venture. “Stx is the premier home for the world’s best storytellers, and building non-scripted production capabilities opens up even more avenues to reach audiences across diverse creative outlets,” said Sophie Watts, President of Stx Entertainment, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to add Jason to the Stx team as we continue to expand our global TV, film and digital capabilities. That Stx Non-Scripted has already.
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‘Punk’d’ Creator Jason Goldberg to Head Unscripted TV at Stx Entertainment

‘Punk’d’ Creator Jason Goldberg to Head Unscripted TV at Stx Entertainment
“Punk’d” creator Jason Goldberg, a reality TV veteran and longtime producing partner of Ashton Kutcher, has signed on to head unscripted and alternative programming for Stx Entertainment.

The hire marks the latest expansion for the fast-growing Stx film and TV venture, launched in 2014 by producer Robert Simonds with backing from Tpg, China’s Hony Capital and Gig Pritzker’s Dns Capital.

Goldberg has quietly been working with the Stx team and has set an initial slate of 12 projects, including some in China and other Asian territories. Stx Non-Scripted will focus on projects for the U.S., China and India with an emphasis on formats that can travel easily across borders.

“We strategically built Stx to capitalize on today’s evolved media landscape. Integrating our operations horizontally eliminates traditional creative barriers so that content ideation and development is centered on reaching and engaging audiences in the most compelling way,” said Simonds,
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Soleil Moon Frye Is Pregnant With Her Fourth Child!

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Soleil Moon Frye Is Pregnant With Her Fourth Child!
A photo posted by @moonfrye on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:23pm Pst Soleil Moon Frye and her husband, Jason Goldberg, are expecting their fourth child together! On Saturday, the actress took to Twitter to share the exciting news, writing, "Excited to share some big news. Feeling beyond blessed. #ClearblueConfirmed #growingfamily @Clearblue #ad #grateful." Before debuting her baby bump at the Baby2Baby Gala, Soleil took to Instagram and posted a photo of herself and Jason with a caption that reads, "No hiding this bump now :) #baby2baby we are coming for you." Soleil, who told People she is "thirteen, fourteen weeks" into her pregnancy, is already a mom to 10-year-old Jagger Joseph Blue, 7-year-old Poet Sienna, and nearly 2-year-old Lyric Sonny Rhodes with Jason. Congratulations to Soleil and Jason on their growing family! Excited to share some big news. Feeling beyond blessed. #ClearblueConfirmed #growingfamily @Clearblue #ad #grateful pic.twitter.com
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