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OWN Elevates Trio of Senior Execs

LOS ANGELES: Scott Garner, Tina Perry and Debi Pomerantz, senior executives at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, have been promoted. Garner has been upped from senior VP to executive VP of scheduling and acquisitions. He will continue to manage strategic planning and scheduling of the channel and VOD platform, as well ...

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Bravo Bulks Up Scripted Slate

NEW YORK: There are three new scripted projects heading into development for Bravo, including Rules of Attraction, a high-concept TV adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis book. Rules of Attraction is inspired by the book and film of the same name. The project is written by Roger Avary (The Rules ...

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Channel 5 Schedules D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

LONDON: Coming to the U.K.'s Channel 5 this month, D-Day's Sunken Secrets takes a look at a unique expedition to the bottom of the ocean to explore the lost D-Day battlefield off the coast of Normandy. The 90-minute film features British and American veterans such as Bill Allen, who recalls ...

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NUVOtv Extends Partnerships with Jennifer Lopez & Mario Lopez

NEW YORK: NUVOtv, a U.S. English-language channel for Latinos, is expanding its production partnerships with singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and actor Mario Lopez for its 2014-15 season. Jennifer Lopez, who joined the network last year as its chief creative officer, will serve as executive producer on two new series: Los Jets, ...

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SPI International Acquires Endemol Programming for FilmBox

NEW YORK/LONDON: SPI International has licensed a number of titles from Endemol for broadcast on the FilmBox channels in Central and Eastern Europe. The agreement includes A Place to Call Home, a romantic drama series produced by Seven Networks Australia, and Peaky Blinders, a period drama from Tiger Aspect Productions and Caryn Mandabach Productions. There is also ...

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Lifetime Adapting The Red Tent Novel into a Miniseries

LOS ANGELES: Production is scheduled to begin this month on Lifetime's new miniseries The Red Tent, which is based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant. The mini, which will air over two nights, stars Minnie Driver (Return to Zero, About a Boy), Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Rebecca Ferguson (The White ...

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Whoopi Goldberg Developing Docuseries Focused on Her Family

STUDIO CITY: 44 Blue Productions, which is behind such series as Wahlburgers, has inked an exclusive deal with Whoopi Goldberg's production company, One Ho Productions, to develop a docuseries spotlighting Goldberg's daughter, Alex Martin, and her extended family. Martin has three children who are in their teens and twenties. She ...

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7Wonder Lands First U.K. TV Commission

SYDNEY: Sky 1 HD has commissioned a new four-part doc series, Micky Flanagan Hits the Road (working title), from 7Wonder, the U.K. production house set up by Australia's Seven Network. The series features Flanagan as he undertakes the ultimate endurance test: cycling his very own fantasy Tour de France. Riding ...

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