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‘New Fox’ Surprise: Here’s Why Recruiting AMC’s Charlie Collier to Run the Fox Network Makes Sense

New Fox has its new network leader, and it’s a bit of a surprise: Charlie Collier, who most recently served as president and general manager of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, is switching gears to take over the Fox Broadcasting network.

The appointment of Collier as Fox’s entertainment chief executive officer surprised the industry — even some internal Fox staffers, who had expected to see Gary Newman oversee the network’s transition into a standalone entity once 21st Century Fox’s merger with The Walt Disney Company was complete. Newman has been atop the Fox network as Fox TV Group chairman with Dana Walden since 2014, and has run 20th Century Fox TV with Walden since 1999. The exec had been a part of 21st Century Fox and its predecessor News Corp. for more than two decades, but he’ll now depart by the end of the year when the merger is completed.
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Charlie Collier Named Fox's New CEO, Gary Newman to Step Down

There’s been a changing of the guard at Fox: AMC executive Charlie Collier has been named the network’s new CEO of entertainment, according to our sister site Variety, with current co-ceo Gary Newman stepping down.

Collier “will oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead the Company’s entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content,” Fox chief executive Lachlan Murdoch said in a company-wide memo on Friday. Collier will lead Fox during a time of transition, as Disney is about to take control of Fox’s film and TV studio as a result of the massive Disney-Fox merger,
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AMC’s Charlie Collier to Become Entertainment CEO of ‘New Fox’

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AMC’s Charlie Collier will run entertainment for “New Fox” following the close of 21st Century Fox’s sale of film and TV assets to Disney.

Collier’s title will be CEO of entertainment. He had previously served as president and general manager for AMC Networks, presiding over AMC’s reinvention into a scripted drama powerhouse on the strength of Emmy darlings like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” and the striking ratings of “The Walking Dead.”

“Charlie is a singular talent, combining creative success with operational expertise to lead the AMC Network with some of television’s most memorable programming,” said “New Fox” CEO Lachlan Murdoch. “Charlie’s skills and experience will help Fox continue to transform the broadcast television business.”

Also Read: AMC Stock Shows Signs of Life After Major 'Walking Dead' Drop

Following the close of the deal, which is expected sometime early next year, Gary Newman will leave the company.
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Charlie Collier Named Fox Entertainment CEO; Gary Newman Exits

  • Variety
Gary Newman will exit his role at Fox Television Group as longtime AMC exec Charlie Collier prepares to take over as head of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting.

Collier has been named CEO of entertainment for Fox, Fox chief executive Lachlan Murdoch announced Friday in a company-wide memo. The surprise move puts an abrupt cap on Newman’s decades-long career at Fox, where he worked with counterpart Dana Walden to turn 20th Century Fox Television into arguably the most successful studio in television and more recently ran the network with Walden. It also moves Collier, who will report to Murdoch, from AMC Networks, where he helped build AMC into an original programming power on the backs of series such as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” and “The Walking Dead.”

“In this role, Mr. Collier will oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead the Company’s entertainment programming strategy across live, scripted and non-scripted content,
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Charlie Collier named CEO of entertainment at Fox

‘I can’t imagine a more exciting next step than this new role.’

Charlie Collier, president of the AMC and SundanceTV Us cable networks, has been named CEO of entertainment at Fox, the company to be spun-off after Disney’s acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox.

In his new job, Collier will oversee the Fox Broadcasting Network and lead the spin-off company’s entertainment programming strategy for live, scripted and non-scripted content.

Gary Newman, currently chairman and CEO of the network and its sister TV production studio, will leave Fox after the Disney deal closes.

As president and general manager of AMC,
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Lore executive producer Gale Anne Hurd on hiring a new showrunner, Sean Crouch’s horror movie inspiration

The following conversation took place at New York Comic-Con at the Lore roundtables…

In its second season, Amazon Prime’s Lore is certainly switching things up a bit. On top of deviating from the source material of Aaron Mehnke’s podcast (on which the show is based) for two episodes this season and shedding Mehnke’s voice for narration, Lore also hired a new showrunner, Sean Crouch.

Crouch was coming off of his work on Fox’s The Exorcist when he met Lore executive producer and overall industry legend Gale Anne Hurd for an “audition,” of sorts, for the showrunner position. Despite having met with several candidates, Hurd knew that Crouch was the “clear winner.”

During a roundtable interview at New York Comic-Con, Flickering Myth asked Hurd about her decision to hire Sean, to which she replied, “We were fans of Sean’s from [The] Exorcist. What I am most concerned
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The A-Team: We Dream of an All-Female Reboot with These 'Character' Draft Picks!!

Before Scandal's White Hats, before the Clone Club, before Buffy's Scooby Gang, and even before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, arguably the best funny-but-serious television hero crew was the A-Team.

The adventures of John "Hannibal" Smith, Templeton "Face" Peck, H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock, and Bosco "B.A." Baracus were the perfect melding of high adventure, Robin-Hood do-goodery, buddy comedy, and a zero casualty count. Basically, ideal prime-time viewing circa 1985.

Although reporters Amy and Tawnia provided token female contributions to the team's missions in Seasons 1 and 2, the show was written to be a boys' club but, today, we can clearly envision those four iconic roles portrayed by women from all over the television landscape.

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Ground rules for this draft:

1) No superhero characters. Too easy.

2) Three picks per team member, designated "first-string" for the top pick,
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The Walking Dead ratings hit a series low for AMC

The Walking Dead’s latest episode saw the show receive its lowest ratings since the series debuted back in 2010. A report from TV By the Numbers relayed the bad news from Sunday night. An estimated 4.95 million viewers tuned in, far from the more than 10 million that watched each episode of Season 8. Adding to the bad news in regard to The Walking Dead ratings, viewers in the key demographic are tuning out. The October 7 season premiere debuted with a 2.4 rating in viewers aged 18-49. But on October 14, that number dropped to just 2.0. Forever family. […]

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Escape Room Trailer: Maze Thriller with Deadly Puzzles

Joseph Baxter Oct 19, 2018

Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll and Lost in Space’s Taylor Russell tackle a surreal maze with killer consequences in Escape Room.

Escape Room, a psychological thriller from Sony Pictures, might just become a refreshing entry for the horror genre’s current phase of jump-scare ghost movies. Moreover, it’s the kind of film that inspires education and creative thinking, utilizing the ultimate form of duress: an elaborately violent death.

Fans of Netflix TV will know some of its primary players, such as Lost in Space co-star Taylor Russell and Daredevil co-star Deborah Ann Woll. They are joined here by Tyler Labine (New Amsterdam), Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown), Logan Miller (The Walking Dead) and Jay Ellis (Insecure) as part of a group who volunteer to participate in an experimental maze in which – unbeknownst to them – their ability to solve problems will keep them alive.

Escape Room Trailer
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2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Burning

Burning, 2018.

Directed by Lee Chang-dong.

Starring Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, and Steven Yeun.

Synopsis:

Deliveryman Jong-su is out on a job when he runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces Jong-su to an enigmatic young man named Ben who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jong-su about his most unusual hobby.

Lee Chang-dong’s (Poetry) first film in eight years is most definitely worth the wait, a haunting mystery drama that slowly burrows its way under the viewer’s skin and is likely to remain there for days. Bar a few indulgent excesses, Burning lithely contorts a seemingly conventional premise into something refreshingly, daringly unique.

Indeed, the face of this story is one we’ve seen hundreds of
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AMC’s Planning A “Multigenerational Universe” For The Walking Dead

What does the future hold for The Walking Dead?

It’s currently the million-dollar question hanging over AMC, and it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the network’s leading executives huddled over a magic 8-ball, desperately seeking answers for a Walking Dead series without Rick Grimes at its core.

Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it’s no secret that the AMC flagship is on the verge of a major sea change, what with Andrew Lincoln (and Lauren Cohan!) headed for the exit door. Don’t let that fool you into thinking that AMC was ready to call time on The Walking Dead, though – if anything, the network is plotting an aggressive expansion.

As AMC/SundanceTV chief Charlie Collier tells Variety, there are plans in place for a multi-generational universe being built for The Walking Dead.

It starts on television. But you’ve got
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Everyone Is Really Horny on The Walking Dead Now, and With Good Reason

Everyone knows that The Walking Dead has entered a new era. There's a new showrunner, a new emphasis on agriculture and, based on what fans saw in last Sunday's "The Bridge," refreshed libidos, because the people of The Walking Dead are suddenly getting real freaky-deaky.

Oh, don't act like you

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The Winners and Losers of Fall TV 2018

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the ratings are in. Fall TV is in full swing, with the big five networks—ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW and CBS—all having debuted the majority of their new and returning shows. Cable heavyweights like American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are back with new episodes and streaming services like Netflix are gearing up to introduce what could be some of the biggest shows yet. It's a good time in TV—for some. Especially witches. Lots and lots of witches. But back to that "for some." Yes, the ominous "for some." For every winner this fall TV season, there's a loser. From a rash of exits to low ratings (ratings are down, like, way down, for a lot of...
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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC

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‘Manifest’ Gets Order For Three Additional Episodes From NBC
NBC has picked up three episodes of breakout new drama Manifest, bringing the total freshman episode count to 16.

The size of the order, which is below full-season 22 episodes, is not surprising. Shorter-run seasons — between 13 and 18 episodes — have become the norm for heavily serialized broadcast dramas, including NBC’s This Is Us, Fox’s Empire and ABC’s How To Get Away with Murder.

So far this fall “Manifest” has averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 17.2 million viewers in L+7, making it television’s #1 new series in both measures. Counting all entertainment programs on broadcast and cable, “Manifest” ranks #4 in L+7 adult 18-49 averages behind only “This Is Us,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” and #2 in total viewers behind only “Big Bang.” Adding in alternate platform viewing raises the “Manifest” L+7 18-49 rating to a 5.1.

“Manifest” stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise,
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Demián Bichir in talks to join Godzilla vs. Kong

Legendary Pictures is adding actor to Godzilla vs. Kong as The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Demián Bichir (The Nun) is in talks to star opposite Millie Bobby Brown, who will be reprising her Godzilla: King of the Monsters role, in the sequel. His role is being kept under wraps for the time being while the film readies its production.

Adam Wingard is directing Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth instalment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse after Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Featuring alongside Birchir and Brown in the cast are Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Ziyi Zhang (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta). The Walking Dead and Black Panther star Danai Gurira is also rumoured to appear.

Godzilla vs. Kong is set for release on May 22nd 2020, while Godzilla: King of the Monsters will open on May 31st 2019.

The post
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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 250: Why?

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 250: Why?

The Hobi Gang has reached episode 250! Blake is not fully on board with The Walking Dead but Jason is enjoying A Million Little Things and All-American, while Jeff is contemplating the front runner for Canadian of the Year!
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Inside The Incredible Mind Of Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is on a roll – his most recent film, The Shape of Water, was a critical and commercial smash hit, he’s currently working on a ‘darker version’ of the Pinocchio story, and has three TV series in the pipeline. It seems del Toro’s fantastically entertaining imagination knows no bounds. To celebrate the release of his TV series The Strain – Seasons 1-4 available on DVD 22nd October – here’s a celebration of the Oscar-winning director’s most visually arresting, genre-defying creations.

1. Hellboy

The Mexican director took Mike Mignola’s cult comic book character, about a demon conjured by the Nazis during the war, who switches sides and becomes a good guy, and turned him into an iconic screen hero – a cigar-chomping Ron Perlman, unrecognisable in extraordinary make-up.

2. Pan’s Labyrinth

Del Toro started out doing special effects make-up. He showed off his love of the craft in
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The Walking Dead spoilers: New episode brings death, drama

The Walking Dead spoilers for the upcoming episode include more characters meeting their deaths. A sneak peek of Season 9 Episode 3 was provided by AMC already, but now some key Twd spoilers have been leaked on social media. At the end of the last episode, Justin (a Savior) was kicked out of the camp by Rick. Justin had been causing fights, cost Aaron his arm, and then decided to tell Rick that he needed to keep his dog on a leash (Daryl). Rick had heard enough and sent Justin packing. Justin was ambushed as he drunkenly stumbled through the […]

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The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 3 sneak peek reveals tension between Maggie and The Saviors

The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 3 airs on Sunday and to get viewers ready for more, AMC has revealed a new episode sneak peek. While things are peaceful between all the groups, a handful of Saviors stop Maggie in the road, it becomes clear fast that something is about to go down. As seen in the video below, a segment is shown where Maggie Greene is confronted on the road by a group of Saviors. They want to know what has happened to their missing members. A lot of suspicions are going around, and it is now led to a […]

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‘The Walking Dead': Michael Cudlitz on Why Returning to Direct Was ‘the Best of Both Worlds’

‘The Walking Dead': Michael Cudlitz on Why Returning to Direct Was ‘the Best of Both Worlds’
Michael Cudlitz says that returning to “The Walking Dead” behind the camera this time was “the best of both worlds,” adding that it was exciting to get a chance to work with both cast members he worked with as an actor on the show, and with newcomers this season. Cudlitz played Sgt. Abraham Ford before the character was killed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan in Season 7.

“First, I was welcomed back so lovingly and taken care of by the crew and the cast,” he told TheWrap in a recent interview. TheWrap reported in July that the “Kids Are Alright” star would be directing an episode of Season 9. “Everybody was just rooting for my success and when you enter in that way, you are already in a position to succeed. The great thing about directing the cast was that the cast is changing now, so I had a wonderful experience about being [able] to direct,
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