Feud (2017– )
Sheridan is starring and producing “The Night Clerk,” directed by Michael Cristofer from his own script. He portrays a hotel night clerk who’s highly intelligent — and on the autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, he becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, he makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest but soon realizes he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.
Besides Sheridan, producers are WulfPak Productions’ David Wulf and Highland Film Group, with Santosh Govindaraju, Dan Reardon, and Robbie Brenner executive producing. Convergent Media LLC is financing the film. The Gersh Agency and Highland Film Group are co-repping the U.S. sales, with Hfg also handling foreign.
Sheridan starred in “Ready Player One.
Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas and John Leguizamo have joined Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan on The Night Clerk, which commenced production this week in Utah.
Sheridan, WulfPak Productions’ David Wulf, and Highland Film Group are producing, while Santosh Govindaraju, Dan Reardon and Robbie Brenner are on board as executive producers.
Convergent Media is financing the film, and Highland handles international sales and jointly represents Us rights with The Gersh Agency.
Sheridan will play a night clerk on the autism spectrum who becomes a suspect in the murder investigation of a young woman.
“I’ve always believed that a show should be whatever the creator says it was created for,” he said. “If they say it’s a comedy or drama, that’s up to them. ‘Glee’ had that, we always went as a comedy because of the musical element. It was seen as light.”
When in doubt, the Television Academy usually does side with producer intent. But it has added more guidelines in recent years to avoid networks and studios attempting to game the system by placing shows in less competitive categories. That led to a rule clarification in 2015 that half-hour shows be deemed “comedies” and hour-long shows compete as dramas.
“The Crown” contends in the marquee category of Best Drama Series against “The End of the F***ing World,” “Line of Duty” and “Peaky Blinders.” “Line of Duty” and “The Crown” also picked up bids for Best Actress, in Thandie Newton and Claire Foy, respectively. The four acting categories on the drama side are highly competitive as they include performances in series, limited series and telefilms.
“The Crown” scene-stealer Vanessa Kirby contends in supporting for her portrayal of Princess Margaret. And the Best Actor race also features a thespian nominated for playing a royal, with the late Tim Pigott-Smith cited for “King Charles III.
While Murphy is known for anthology series like “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and “Feud,” which change settings and stories every season, this would be the first series that did so per episode. The “Consent” idea comes along as Murphy recently tabled a fourth season of “American Crime Story” about Monica Lewinsky. According to Nussbaum: “After running into Monica Lewinsky at an Oscars party,
The show, tentatively titled “Consent,” would explore a different case in each episode in the model of “Black Mirror,” the veteran producer told The New Yorker in a profile posted Monday.
Murphy, who recently signed a $300 million deal with Netflix after years developing hits like “American Horror Story,” “Feud” and “American Crime Story” for FX, told the magazine that he was not surprised by the tsunami of accusations that had come out about Hollywood legends.
“Gone With the Wind” star de Havilland, 101, is taking another shot at her lawsuit against FX over her portrayal in the FX offering “Feud,” filing a petition asking the California Supreme Court to review an appeals court’s opinion.
De Havilland initially filed suit against FX in June 2017, alleging that her identity was used without her authorization in the FX series, and that the actress, who was portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the miniseries, was placed in a false light.
In March, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court tossed out de Havilland’s defamation suit, in which the actress claimed that the miniseries “Feud” included a damaging portrayal of her. The decision by the appeals court was viewed as an affirmation of the right of filmmakers to embellish the historical record.
“Whether a person portrayed in one of these expressive works is a world-renowned film star — ‘a living legend’ — or a person no one knows,
Catherine Zeta-Jones has a new title: Queen America. The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in a new Facebook Watch series from Meaghan Oppenheimer (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Deadline confirms. “Queen America” — which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order — sees Zeta-Jones playing Vicki Ellis, a merciless Midwestern pageant coach.
Created and written by Oppenheimer, “Queen America” is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The dark comedy centers on Vicki’s relationship with Miss America wannabe Samantha Stone. “Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason: she can turn any girl into a winner,” the source teases. “But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki’s entire reputation might be at stake.”
Joining Oppenheimer as exec producers are Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea and Casey Haver.
Oppenheimer and Papandrea previously collaborated on the ABC pilot “Broken.
Based on the 2014 horror comedy of the same name, the What We Do in the Shadows TV series will follow "three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years" in New York City.
It's not yet known if the actors from the movie will reprise their roles in the TV series, but co-writers and co-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi will executive produce the series, which is expected to premiere on FX in the spring of 2019.
In addition to the FX series, two potential spinoff projects based on What We Do in the Shadows are also in the works, one focused on the werewolves (not "swear wolves") the vampires encounter one night in town, and the other (tentatively
The one-hour series, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series-order, is described as a dark comedy set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It revolves around Vicki Ellis (Zeta-Jones), the most renowned and ruthless pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone, who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner.
The upcoming series “looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world,” per a description of its premise. “Pose” features the largest cast of transgender actors playing series regulars of any scripted TV show ever produced.
That ensemble is joined by Murphy favorite Evan Peters, whose burgeoning romantic entanglement with Indya Moore’s character is glimpsed in the trailer, as well as Kate Mara. “Pose” premieres on Sunday, June 3.
President of Production Bert Salke, who Diederich will report to, announced her expanded role Tuesday, which will include oversight of all production matters on series including “American Crime Story,” “Homeland,” Queen of the South,” “Genius” and “The Chi,” as well as the upcoming “Pose,” “Mayans, “The Politician” and “Ratched.”
She will also continue to helm productions of 20th Century Fox TV’s Ryan Murphy series “American Horror Story” and “9-1-1.”
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The new VP will work closely with the studio’s showrunners on securing stages and locations, hiring crew, managing budgets and supervising projects from pre- to postproduction.
“Nissa has overseen some incredibly ambitious productions, from seasons of ‘Homeland’ overseas in South Africa and Berlin and ‘Genius’ in Budapest, to the multiple series of the prolific Ryan Murphy, and she is beloved by creators and executives alike,” Salke said. “She has been enormously helpful to Mark Pearson and me as we’ve grown the Fox 21 Tvs business, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have such a seasoned pro in this vital role.”
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Below is Diederich’s full bio, per Fox 21 Television Studios:
Diederich joined the former Fox Television Studios twenty years ago as a Manager of Production Finance, rising through the ranks to oversee all aspects of production finance for primetime network, cable, international and alternative television production for Fox Television Studios, Fox World Productions, Regency Television and The Greenblatt Janollari Studio. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Production at both Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television before that, Diederich oversaw the productions of Ryan Murphy’s “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and Feud,” Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy” and upcoming “Mayans,” and Alex Gansa’s “Homeland.”
Diederich is a graduate of University of Southern California with a Bs in Communications & Social Sciences.
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David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield have been promoted to presidents of production for film and television, effective immediately. Searchlight Television said it would develop “scripted series, limited series, documentaries and more.”
However, about that timing. Once the Disney/Fox merger is consummated, 21st Century Fox employees will be in a state of wait and see. The future for all Fox content producers — Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox Film, 20th Century Fox TV — is unclear.
This also creates more TV production competition inside 21st Century Fox. Searchlight Television won’t fall under the domain of Fox Television Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, whose oversight includes the Fox network,
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