ABC and People announce a four-hour primetime television event on the extraordinary life of Princess Diana. The documentary event, which will air on ABC over two nights in August 2017, marking the 20th anniversary of her tragic passing at age 36, will capture the most comprehensive interviews ever conducted on the woman known as the People’s Princess: in-depth conversations with those who knew her best, as well as the world’s leading Diana experts. These interviews will be woven together with People’s unparalleled reporting, as well as captivating archival footage of the Princess of Wales. The documentary will not only explore the remarkable chapters of Diana’s life, but will also delve deeply into the ways in which her story remains relevant today. This television event will remind the world why they fell in
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Los Angeles-based prodco Radley Studios has hired Christie McConnell as head of development and VP of television.
In the newly created role, McConnell will oversee Radley’s core unscripted television business, working alongside Ben Grayson, director of development.
McConnell previously held development roles at All3Media, Shine America and Stephen David Entertainment. Her development and production credits include History’s The Men Who Built America and The World Wars, Tru TV’s Fake Off, and Discovery’s Gold Fever. She most recently served as showrunner for the Nashville Facebook Live aftershow, as well as producing live, digital and branded content for Whalerock Industries.
“We’re thrilled to have Christie as part of our team. She shares our passion and curiosity to tell great stories,” said Brandon Hill, president of television, in a statement. “With her experience in digital, social, and native content, she’ll also be able to work with our digital and branded divisions to create
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Investigation Discovery (ID) today announced exciting additions and the full panel lineup for IDCON, the network’s second annual sold out event for true crime fanatics taking place this Saturday, May 20 at the iconic Altman Building in New York City. Esteemed journalist and host of ID’s SCENE OF THE CRIME, Tony Harris, will emcee the event, leading fans throughout the day’s jam-packed schedule which includes exclusive panels headlined by beloved ID personalities, sneak peeks at upcoming programming, and one-of-a-kind interactive experiences any super sleuth would kill for.
“Our self-proclaimed ‘ID Addicts’ are the most devoted fans in the business, and we are excited to bring the second annual IDCON to another sold-out crowd,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL and Destination America. “This exclusive event brings true-crime lovers behind the yellow tape
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PEOPLE magazine has locked down its next television venture!
EW’s sister publication is partnering with Freeform to develop scripted, original television movies featuring empowering human interest stories, the network announced Wednesday. Co-produced by Everywhere Studios, these movies will draw upon PEOPLE’s franchises like Heroes Among Us that tell stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
“It was a big pastime in Hollywood to go through the pages of PEOPLE magazine and tear out the stories and then go get the life rights to these people. So now we’re doing that ourselves,” says PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle.
PEOPLE Deputy Editor Dan Wakeford adds, “Instead of sitting in meetings saying, ‘That would make a great movie,’ and letting somebody else make it, we’re going to start being involved in that process.”
The Time Inc. publication’s three big pillars are celebrity, crime, and human interest, and the first two have already found their place on the small screen. In
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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES 2017 IDCON – SECOND ANNUAL ID FAN CONVENTION COMING TO NYC ON MAY 20
— Tickets for #IDCon2017 Go on Sale Friday, April 7 at 9am With All Proceeds Donated to the Silver Shield Foundation –
(Silver Spring, Md.) – The ultimate Investigation Discovery fan experience is back! Promising to be an event to-die-for for true crime fanatics everywhere, IDCON is taking fans behind the yellow tape of their favorite network. With access to ID’s beloved on-air personalities, sneak peeks of upcoming programming, an insider view into well-known crimes and a chance to show-off their investigative skills and true crime knowledge, this is a can’t-miss event for ID’s loyal viewers. The second annual IDCON returns to New York City on Saturday, May 20 from 10am-5pm at the Altman Building – an iconic space in
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Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV have secured a partnership to develop the tentatively titled Sports Illustrated: True Crime series.
Inspired by the recently launched SI True Crime investigation franchise, the long-form docuseries will look to investigate the personal stories and criminal cases of top-flight athletes.
Jerry Bruckheimer (pictured), Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed serve as exec producers alongside Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Gersh , Ian Orefice, Chris Stone, Jon Wertheim and Josh Oshinsky.
The venture, soon to begin discussions with distribution partners, will be supported by multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc.
The deal marks Time Inc.’s latest efforts in long-form programming, which has a number of projects underway including ABC’s forthcoming four-hour documentary on Diana, Princess of Wales; ABC’s People Icons; Investigation Discovery’s People Magazine Investigates; Netflix’s The Mars Generation; PBS’s Beyond a Year in Space; and virtual reality docuseries Capturing Everest.
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Time Inc.’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SI) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV (JBTV), have formed a development partnership to create a new series: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: TRUE CRIME (working title). Inspired by the recently launched and highly-acclaimed SI True Crime investigation franchise, the partners are developing a long-form series that investigates the complicated truths and realities of athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds. The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc. Jerry Bruckheimer Television forever changed the landscape of television crime drama in 2000 with “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, which quickly became the number one show on television, as well as its spin-offs, “C.S.I.: Miami” and “C.S.I.: NY.”
“It’s always so exciting to develop new creative partnerships,” said Jerry
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Jerry Bruckheimer Television has a new true crime series in the works as part of a partnership with Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated. Time Inc. announced plans today for “Sports Illustrated: True Crime” (working title).
“Inspired by the recently launched and highly-acclaimed SI True Crime investigation franchise, the partners are developing a long-form series that investigates the complicated truths and realities of athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds,” the company said in its announcement. “The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc.”
Said Bruckheimer: “It’s always so exciting to develop new creative partnerships, and we are really thrilled to collaborate with Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated on what we feel is the next step in our continuing efforts to bring crime drama to the next level on television.”
Bruckheimer’s company has been behind not only the thriving
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Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Develop “Sports Illustrated: True Crime” Series
The Preeminent Brand in Sports Journalism and the Most Successful Producer of Crime TV Team Up to Tell the Personal Stories of Athletes Turned Criminal
NEW YORK LOS ANGELES — Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated (SI) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV (JBTV), have formed a development partnership to create a new series: Sports Illustrated: True Crime (working title). Inspired by the recently launched and highly-acclaimed SI True Crime investigation franchise, the partners are developing a long-form series that investigates the complicated truths and realities of athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds. The venture, soon to commence discussions with potential distribution partners, will have the added benefit of multi-platform editorial support from SI and Time Inc. Jerry Bruckheimer Television forever changed the landscape of television crime drama in
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Time Inc. continues to use its magazine brands such as People and SI as a basis for creating long-form programming, working with outlets such as PBS, DirecTV and Animal Planet
The future of whatever will be left of Time Inc. is pretty clear, isn’t it? It’s not magazines. Gone are the publishers, gone are many of the brand specific sellers, and instead we have lots of video and programming, category sales, and editorial.
The company’s new CEO, of course, comes from the TV side of the business, and many publishers think video is the bright shiny new thing that will turn things around, so this is a very natural thing. The real question remains what happens to the magazines?
Meredith and Hearst are still rumored to be interested in many of them, and the weeklies could be the brands that the video
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