British TV Exports To U.S. Fall By 11%: Pact – Deadline

British TV exports to the U.S. fell by 11% last year, offset by a rise in major European nations, Canada and Australia. Indie trade body Pact’s latest TV Exports Report found that UK distributor revenues from the U.S. still dominated, comprising around one-third of all revenues, but they declined by 11% to £510M ($612M). Growth … Read more

Love Island Heads To Israel – Deadline

‘Love Island’ Heads To Israel Israel has become the latest destination to embrace Love Island, with ITV Studios-backed Armoza Formats set to produce a local version for new Keshet streamer Free TV. Filming will take place in May for a summer air date, as Israel becomes the 26th territory to commission a version following the … Read more

Mitford Sisters Family Saga ‘Outrageous’ Is First Original For Drama – Deadline

UKTV’s network Drama has entered the original production game.  The channel’s first original scripted series will be Outrageous, a six-part show from BBC Studios-owned Firebird Pictures, written by Sarah Williams (Small Island, Flesh and Blood, The Long Song).  The series will look at the famous British socialite sisters the Mitfords, whose antics in the 1930s made … Read more

‘Jane The Virgin’ Set For South African Remake – Deadline

Jane the Virgin will become a proud young Zulu woman in a South African remake of the romantic comedy-drama format. The format’s rights holder, Propagate International, has licensed the rights to Alta Global Media to develop a South African version of the series, which will be shit in the local language and run to 12 episodes. … Read more

PBS & BBC To Tell Disco Story As BBC Unveils Christmas Schedule – Deadline

PBS and the BBC are combining on a landmark documentary series about the rise and fall of disco, while the BBC has revealed its Christmas schedule including new natural history commissions. Disco Inferno: The Sound of the Underground (w/t) is the latest co-commission for the U.S. and British pubcaster and will be produced by BBC … Read more

‘Baahubali’ Star Rana Daggubati On Telugu Cinema & Netflix Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: While the world is currently in thrall to S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR, South Indian star Rana Daggubati was part of the first wave of Telugu cinema to sweep the globe – starring in Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, in which he played the bad guy, Bhallaladeva. Attending the International Film Festival … Read more

Walker, Texas Ranger, Die Hard Star Was 66 – Deadline

Actor and academic Clarence Gilyard Jr, known for roles in such TV series as Walker, Texas Ranger and Matlock, as well as films including Die Hard and Top Gun, has died. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ College of Fine Arts, where Gilyard was a film and theater professor, shared the news of his passing.  … Read more

‘Shazam!’ Star Asher Angel Hopes To “Integrate With Other Characters” In The DC Universe – Deadline

Asher Angel, star of Shazam!, is hopeful about the storytelling of the DC Extended Universe now that James Gunn and Peter Safran are the new co-chairmen of DC Studios. Angel, who reprises his role of Billy Batson in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, recently said in an interview that this particular franchise brought a different … Read more

Sidney Poitier Tribute At The 2022 Gotham Awards – Deadline

The Gotham Film & Media Institute paid tribute to the late Sidney Poitier at the awards ceremony taking place at NYC’s Cipriani Wall Street this evening.  Deadline previously reported that The Gotham Awards Advisory Committee planned the tribute to the actor’s trailblazing impact on Hollywood as the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar … Read more