Two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler has launched the production outfit This Machine with financial backing from Los Angeles-based indie Industrial Media. Read more via Realscreen.
The filmmaker’s new company, This Machine, will produce unscripted and scripted projects. Read more via The Hollywood Reporter.
Deadline: Lauded Docu Helmer R.J. Cutler Launches This Machine Production Shingle With Industrial Media Backing
EXCLUSIVE: As his superb Showtime documentary Belushi premieres next month and with Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry upcoming from Apple TV+, R.J. Cutler has launched the production company This Machine, with an investment from Industrial Media. Cutler sealed the deal with Industrial Media’s CEO Eli Holzman and President Aaron Saidman. Read more via Deadline.
EXCLUSIVE: American Idol‘s core on-screen team is staying intact for the upcoming fourth season. Bobby Bones has closed a deal to return as in-house mentor, joining previously announced judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest. Bones will once again offer industry expertise, helping hopefuls their performances to the next level. The ABC singing competition, which ranked as […]
Deadline: ‘American Idol’ Heads Into Production On New Season, Slight Changes To Audition Episodes But ABC Series Goes Back Safely To Scale
EXCLUSIVE: American Idol was one of the first major entertainment formats to battle through the COVID-19 production shutdown to finish its last season with a series of episodes filmed remotely. The talent competition is now heading into production on its fourth season for ABC and is back at its usual scale, albeit safely. Read more via Deadline.
The 2020 Imagen Awards were announced last Thursday during a live-stream ceremony on The Young Turks network. It was Hosted by comedian Aida Rodriguez and the awards honored some of Hollywood’s distinguished talent. The Imagen Awards program was established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear. Was encouraged to recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos […]
Voting for the awards show — airing Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9/8c on E! — begins today, Oct. 1 and ends on Friday, Oct. 23 via pca.eonline.com (where you can also view the full list of non-TV nominations) and Twitter. Read more via TVLine.
Eli Holzman, a veteran reality TV producer, used to joke that his company’s specialty was turning out “really good shows that are really hard to make that nobody watches.” But then came the streaming boom. Now, as Holzman tells Variety podcast Strictly Business, there is seemingly insatiable demand for shows that would have been tough sells in the […]
The Big Bang Theory’s Brian Posehn and Veep’s Matt Walsh are among the stars of TruTV’s latest non-scripted entertainment series. The WarnerMedia cable network has ordered America’s Funniest Home Videos-style series Top Secret Videos. Read more via Deadline.
Paris Hilton is showing us a side of her we’ve never seen before. Her new YouTube originals documentary “This Is Paris,” streaming free on Hilton’s YouTube channel, shares the 39-year-old socialite’s untold story, as Hilton reflects on the physical and emotional abuse she alleges she endured at Provo Canyon School, a Utah boarding school for troubled teens that left her with anxiety, trust […]