Executive Adam Pincus Out at First Look Media (Exclusive)

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Adam Pincus, First Look Media’s executive VP of programming and content, has left the New York-based film and TV company.

A First Look spokesperson told Variety that Pincus is no longer with the organization, founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar, and that a search is underway for his replacement. Reasons for his exit are unknown.

Pincus did not immediately respond to request for comment. Interim leadership was not clear at the studio behind films like Oscar best picture winner “Spotlight,” the acclaimed “Leave No Trace” starring Ben Foster and directed by Debra Granik, and the Sony release “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” with Denzel Washington. In early 2017 the studio brought in AMC and Paramount TV executive Jason Fisher to head production, as well as Ryan Heller to take the lead on acquisitions.

In addition to film and TV arms, First Look counts an editorial and activist division that includes web publication the Intercept,
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'House of Cards' owner backs UK production company Fulwell 73

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Valence Media takes £45m stake in the independent company, whose credits include ‘I Am Bolt’.

The parent company of House of Cards producer Mrc has acquired a £45m stake in independent production company Fulwell 73, whose credits include 2016 film I Am Bolt and TV/online work including James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke series.

Valence Media, which launched in February and also owns Us company Dick Clark Productions and the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, has made the cash and equity deal in exchange for a significant minority stake.

London and La-based Fulwell 73 will continue to operate as an independent business,
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Valence Media Takes $60 Million Minority Stake In ‘Late Late Show’ & ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Producer Fulwell 73

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Exclusive: Valence Media has acquired a significant minority stake in Fulwell 73, the Emmy-winning British independent production company run by partners Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Gabe Turner, Ben Turner and James Corden. Valence Media paid around $60 million in cash and Valence equity for the stake. Based in London and Los Angeles, Fulwell 73 will continue to operate as an independent entity under its existing management structure, led by the five partners who’ve been friends since their school days. Fulwell 73 produces The Late Late Show With James Corden, the shows Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic and documentaries that include Class of 92, I Am Bolt, and One Direction 3D: This Is Us.

The company has generated viral short form programming, TV programming and docus for music and sports talent that includes Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, and producing feature documentaries with the likes of David Beckham and Usain Bolt. They
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First Look Media announces key production, acquisition hires

The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.

The Los Angeles-based film and TV company that co-financed last year’s best picture Oscar winner Spotlight has named Jason Fisher senior vice-president and head of production and Ryan Heller vice-president of acquisitions.

The new hires come as First Look Media continues to expand its programming and content team. The company has just boarded the Ben Foster drama My Abandonment with Bron Creative.

Fisher (main picture) will oversee a growing number of scripted and unscripted productions for digital, television and film, while Heller takes the lead on forging new partnerships and ramping up acquisitions to complement original programming.

Both will report to First Look Media executive vice-president of programming and content Adam Pincus.

Fisher, who began his career as a film producer, served as senior vice-president and head of production at AMC Networks where he helped create the in-house studio behind The Walking Dead, Mad Men
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"The Truman Show" is Coming to TV

After proving Jim Carrey's ability to take on non-comedic acting roles back in 1998, "The Truman Show" is heading for television.

Paramount TV is developing the flick for the small screen, which followed Truman Burbank, a man whose entire life was one big script with himself being the only real thing in his world.

Though Jason Fisher has been tapped for head of production, details on the project are currently not available.

The developers are certainly hoping to capture the film's success, as it was nominated for three Oscars and scored over $250 million at the worldwide box office. Stay linked to GossipCenter for any updates.
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Paramount TV Fills Out Executive Team, Plans ‘Truman Show’ Series

Paramount has hired several new executives to bolster its nascent television division, which it launched last year under the stewardship of Amy Powell. Powell has tapped Jason Fisher as her head of production. Fisher comes from AMC, where he oversaw the production of shows such as “Walking Dead,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” She has also hired David Goldman as the head of business affairs, Jennifer Howell as the head of comedy development, Annette Savitch as the head of drama development and Stephanie Love as head of finance. Also read: Paramount's New TV Chief Amy Powell: We'll Be More Like a Start-Up Than.
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The Truman Show is Headed to Television

Peter Weir's 1998 comedy-drama The Truman Show is heading to the small screen. TheWrap reports that the property is being developed by Paramount's new television division, Paramount TV, which just hired Jason Fisher as head of production. Jim Carrey starred in the original film, which was scripted by Andrew Niccol ( Gattaca , In Time ). It follows the life of Jim Carrey's Truman Burbank, a man who, upon his birth, became the first child legally adopted by a corporation. He now lives his life in a state-of-the-art arcological dome that broadcasts his every waking moment. Truman, however, has no idea that he's the world's biggest television star. In many ways, television seems a logical place for "The Truman Show," although it remains to be seen exactly what...
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AMC Goes To "Hell On Wheels"

Production continues on AMC's Alberta, Canada-lensed western series "Hell On Wheels" for a third season with John Wirth ("V"), serving as executive producer and showrunner.

Season three has been greenlit for ten, one-hour episodes, scheduled to premiere in the third quarter of 2013.

"...centered on the lawless town known as 'Hell On Wheels', that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, the series examines the railroad’s institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience and the plight of the newly emancipated African-Americans during reconstruction. It is also violent as hell..."

The series stars Anson Mount as former confederate soldier 'Cullen Bohannan', who is struggling to escape his demons from the recently fought Civil War. Colm Meaney stars as 'Doc Durant', a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times, and musician/actor Common is 'Elam Ferguson', an emancipated slave working to achieve true
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