Deadline: Epix Lands R.J. Cutler & Imagine Documentaries’ ‘Murf The Surf’ On Jewel Thief Jack Roland Murphy
Epix has landed Murf the Surf, the four-part docuseries from Imagine Documentaries and R.J. Cutler’s This Machine, about the famed jewel thief Jack Roland Murphy. Cutler, the two-time Emmy winner who’s coming off the docus Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry and Belushi, wrote and directed the series. Read more via Deadline.
B17, The Intellectual Property Corporation, Sharp Entertainment, and Trilogy Films have all been named to Realscreen’s Global 100. Read more via Realscreen.
Variety: Berlanti Productions’ Karyn Smith-Forge to Serve as President of Don Cheadle’s This Radicle Act
Karyn Smith-Forge, senior vice president of production for Berlanti Productions, is exiting the company to serve as president for Don Cheadle’s This Radicle Act production banner, Variety has learned exclusively. Read more via Variety.
Variety: Netflix Lands Martha Stewart Documentary From ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Director R.J. Cutler
Netflix has emerged the winner of a bake-off for a documentary about the life and times of media mogul Martha Stewart. Read more via Variety.
American Idol will be back to burst out another tune. The singing competition has been renewed for a fifth season at ABC – taking its total run of seasons to 20. Read more via Deadline.
Variety: Caribbean-Themed ‘90 Day Fiancé’ Spinoff Among Summer Slate Coming to Discovery Plus and TLC
Ahead of next week’s Discovery upfront, the company is announcing three new shows coming this summer, including a spinoff of “90 Day Fiancé,” one of the most popular shows on television. “90 Day: Caribbean Love” will premiere on Discovery Plus on July 18. Read more via Variety.
Dawn Porter’s Trilogy Films will join the independent production group, which also includes 19 Entertainment and R.J. Cutler’s This Machine. Read more via The Hollywood Reporter.