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‘Genius’ Producers Complete Decades-Long Journey With Nat Geo Einstein Series

‘Genius’ Producers Complete Decades-Long Journey With Nat Geo Einstein Series
Genius” premiered on Nat Geo Tuesday night, and for Eue/Sokolow Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the 10-part anthology series on Albert Einstein, it marks the culmination of a dream that has been in the works for years.

“As early as 10 years ago, my brother Chris and I had been working on an Einstein feature project, but we couldn’t find the right IP,” company creative director Jeff Cooney told Variety. “Then Walter Isaacson’s book [‘Einstein: His Life and Universe’] changed everything. So a good friend of ours who worked at OddLot Entertainment called and said Gigi [Pritzker] was really interested and would we want to partner on a feature. So, really a fine script came of it but a lot of directors found the story a bit daunting, like ‘I can’t tell this story in two and a half hours.'”

Thus, the Cooneys and their friend Sam Sokolow (pictured above), the president of Eue/Sokolow, worked
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Recap: 'Survivor: Cagayan' - 'We Found Our Zombies'

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Pre-credit sequence. Farewell, Uncle Cliffy. Solana returns to camp and Trish has a speech to make, but Lindsey isn't interested in hearing. "You guys just screwed up majorly," she tells nobody in particular, admitting that she doesn't have any alliances anymore. "I will respect you, because this is a team moving forward, but I don't like you," Trish smirks. Of course, Trish just threw away a big numbers advantage in order to break up what she's calling a two-person alliance of Lindsey and Cliff. "You disgust me. Everything about you is annoying. Your laugh. Your teeth. Your face," Lindsey tells Trish, calling her "the most horrific person" she's met. Trish doesn't care. "I can leave here and never think of you again," Lindsey insists, calling Trish a bully. Lindsey doesn't want to play with Trish anymore, so she goes off wandering. Nobody knows where Lindsey is, other than the cameraman and everybody's favorite interloper,
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AMC To Branch Into Scripted Comedy With Random Acts, Sober Buddies And More

With Breaking Bad long gone and Mad Men set to head off the air in spring 2015, the executives at AMC know that they cannot sustain their impressive growth purely through the success of The Walking Dead. That’s why the cable network announced on Wednesday that they will push forward with scripted comedy and are developing around a half-dozen new shows.

Among these potential hits is Random Acts, an adaptation of Andrea Abbate’s play about thirty-something girlfriends Katie and Lisa – who make their living as contract killers. Abbate will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy, which could be on the air as early as 2015. Further, executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) are helming Sober Buddies, about a pro surfer turned sober coach who has to deal with own problems as he goes off the wagon.

Meanwhile, AMC greenlit its first series pilot, the intriguing We Hate Paul Revere.
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AMC Is Loading Up On New Programming - Reveals Robust Development Slate Including Scripted Comedy From Wyatt Cenac

It's Upfront season again! And AMC has announced a rather expansive development slate, including numerous scripted drama projects, its first foray into scripted comedy, talent deals, and several new unscripted series. Of note are Bombingham, from writer and executive producer: Alexander Woo (True Blood), which centers on the shattered peace of a Birmingham, Al community, when a murderer from 1963 is discovered and buried demons from the Civil Rights Era resurface. And No Money Down, a scripted comedy series from writer and executive producer Wyatt Cenac, who'll also star, co-executive produced by Working Title. The comedy series follows a guy who bottoms out and begins...
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AMC To Develop Scripted Comedy, Latenight Project with Kevin Smith

After striking a vein with scripted dramas like “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” then supplementing those series with reality programming, entertainment cabler AMC will now pursue laughs.

The AMC Networks flagship said it had greenlit a pilot for “We Hate Paul Revere.” Written and exec produced by Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, the comedy series aims to tell the story of two brothers trying to find their place in colonial Boston. Series is set to shoot in the third quarter of this year in consideration for 2015.

AMC also said it would expand its relationship with director Kevin Smith to include the development of a late night project, “Hollywood Babble-On,” starring Smith and Ralph Garman, co-host of a popular. Series will be produced by Wilshire Studios, and exec produced by Smith, Garman and Gary Auerbach.

The development in a genre new to the network comes as AMC enters the first
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AMC Sets Projects With John Leguizamo & Wyatt Cenac As Part Of Push In Comedy

Exclusive: After establishing footprint in drama and reality programming, AMC is focusing on expanding into comedy next. The network’s upfront slate, which will be announced later today, is expected to feature a number of half-hour projects, including two starring, written and executive produced by John Leguizamo and former The Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac. Drawing inspiration from Leguizamo’s real-life three best friends, the untitled John Leguizamo project follows a group of men in Queens, The Bronx and upper Manhattan wrestling with careers, relationships, family, ambition, and getting older. In addition to starring, Leguizamo is co-writing the script with Sal Stabile (Revenge). The two executive produce with Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew of Silver Lining Entertainment, which reps Leguizamo alongside UTA and Sloane, Offer. Recently seen in Ride Along, Leguizamo is attached to play Pablo Escobar in the Relativity feature and has his 5th HBO special, Ghetto Klown, coming up.
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