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Radhika Jones named new editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair

Jones, who starts at the magazine December 11, had joined The New York Times last November as Editorial Director, Books

NEW YORK, NY  – November 13, 2017 – Condé Nast today announced that Radhika Jones has been named editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, the fifth person to hold this distinction since its modern revival in 1983. In her new role, Jones will oversee all content development, production and consumer experiences for Vanity Fair’s digital, social, video, print and experiential platforms. Jones will lead Vanity Fair through its 24th annual Oscar Party in March, the fifth annual New Establishment Summit, the brand’s 105th anniversary and the continued digital expansion of The Hive, the title’s newest brand launch. Jones succeeds Graydon Carter, who is stepping down after 25 successful years at the helm. Her appointment takes effect on December 11th.

Jones has a distinguished career

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How Conde Nast is making feature films and TV pay off

On Oct. 20, “Only the Brave,” a film starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges, premiered to rave reviews. The movie, based on a GQ article from 2013 titled “No Exit,” tells the harrowing story of a group of Arizona firefighters who perished battling the Yarnell Hill fire that year. Whereas in the past, film studios would buy the rights to articles in Condé Nast publications from the writers and turn them into hits — the Academy Award-winning “Argo,” adapted from a Wired article, is a famous recent example — Condé Nast is now making money off of such adaptations.

Today, Condé Nast’s 6-year-old entertainment video division has 35 feature film and 30 TV projects in development and production, the company said. This includes upcoming feature films “The Old Man and the Gun,” starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck; and “King of the Jungle,” starring Johnny Depp; as well as

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Conde Nast’s Dawn Ostroff on Turning Magazine Articles Into Movies and New TV Plans

The media company’s entertainment president (and former CW chief) opens up about developing a GQ feature into ‘Only the Brave,’ hitting theaters Friday, and the promise of digital video.

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In 2011, Dawn Ostroff, who had been president of The CW, entered what she calls “a slightly dysfunctional universe” when publisher Conde Nast tasked her with exploiting its 19 magazine brands — including Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, and a trove of 100,000 articles dating back decades — across film, TV and digital under the banner of Conde Nast Entertainment. “We couldn’t utilize a lot of the existing infrastructure because the print side was so different,” she says.

While Ostroff’s background is in TV, six years later, CNE has found more traction in digital video and film. It has 35 movies in development with such A-listers as Alexander Payne (The Judge’s Will) and Frank Marshall (The Longest Night). And

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ABC Developing Comedy Dealing With Mental Illness From ‘My Name Is Earl’ Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

ABC is developing a comedy series with Bobby Bowman based on Bowman’s childhood, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled single-camera series looks at the unexpected benefits of growing up in a family with a dad who has mental illness, as Bowman’s father did. Bowman will serve as writer and executive producer. Dawn Ostroff and Jon Koa of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) will also executive produce, along with Greg Walter of 3 Arts Entertainment. ABC Studios will produce.

Bowman has frequently collaborated with Greg Garcia, having worked as a writer and/or producer on Garcia’s shows “Raising Hope,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Yes, Dear,” and “The Millers.” His other credits include “Family Guy,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Flaked.”

Bowman is repped by ICM Partners.

The project also marks one of CNE’s first forays into scripted programming. The company has previously produced a number of unscripted and digital properties, including

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/abc-comedy-mental-illness-bobby-bowman-1202589612/

ABC Developing Comedy Dealing With Mental Illness From ‘My …

ABC is developing a comedy series with Bobby Bowman based on Bowman’s childhood, Variety has learned exclusively.

The untitled single-camera series looks at the unexpected benefits of growing up in a family with a dad who has mental illness, as Bowman’s father did. Bowman will serve as writer and executive producer. Dawn Ostroff and Jon Koa of Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) will also executive produce, along with Greg Walter of 3 Arts Entertainment. ABC Studios will produce.

Bowman has frequently collaborated with Greg Garcia, having worked as a writer and/or producer on Garcia’s shows “Raising Hope,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Yes, Dear,” and “The Millers.” His other credits include “Family Guy,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Flaked.”

Bowman is repped by ICM Partners.

The project also marks one of CNE’s first forays into scripted programming. The company has previously produced a number of unscripted and digital properties, including

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/abc-comedy-mental-illness-bobby-bowman-1202589612/

Netflix Renews ‘Last Chance U’ for Third Season (Exclusive)

Netflix is ready to return to the field.

The streaming giant has renewed college football docuseries Last Chance U for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The upcoming season will see the series move from East Mississippi Community College to Kansas’ Independence Community College. The team, the Independence Pirates, are fresh off their first winning season in a decade, aided by then first-year head coach Jason Brown.

Once again, Last Chance U will follow a group of college football players as they grapple with past failings and try to get to the next level of their pigskin careers. 

“While we now have the opportunity to head to Kansas, we hope to revisit the people we’ve grown to love over the past two seasons of Last Chance U,” said director Greg Whiteley. “We are forever grateful to the talented team at East Mississippi Community College, who dedicated months of their lives

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Vanity Fair Confidential examines the case of Natalee Holloway who went missing on Aruba

Natalee Holloway went missing from the island of Aruba in 2005 and her body has never been found

Natalee Holloway went missing from the island of Aruba in 2005 and her body has never been found

This week Vanity Fair Confidential examines the case of Natalee Holloway, who went missing after a night out on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Natalee was from Mountain Brook, Alabama and on a high school graduation trip to the Dutch island.

However, when she failed to show up for her flight home on May 30th the alarm bell was sounded.

A poster from the time of her disappearance

A poster from the time of Natalee’s disappearance

She was last seen outside a restaurant and nightclub called Carlos n’ Charlie’s in the island capital, Oranjestad. Witnesses told police they saw the teenager in a car with

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Exclusive clip: White supremacist killer Dylann Roof profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof murdered nine people because of the color of their skin

This week Vanity Fair Confidential looks at the shocking case of white radical killer Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black people in Charleston.

Roof was just 19 on the evening of June 17, 2015, when he attended a church meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

During what was a regular bible class he stood up and began shooting African American members of the congregation. He killed nine people, including state senator Clementa C. Pinckney.

Roof fled but was caught by police the next morning in North Carolina during a traffic stop. A .45 pistol was found in the car and Roof was arrested and interrogated

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Exclusive clip: White supremacist killer Dylann Roof and rise in online hate groups profiled on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof on Vanity Fair Confidential

Dylann Roof murdered nine people because of the color of their skin

This week Vanity Fair Confidential looks at the shocking case of white radical killer Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black people in Charleston.

Roof was just 19 on the evening of June 17, 2015, when he attended a church meeting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

During what was a regular bible class he stood up and began shooting African American members of the congregation. He killed nine people, including state senator Clementa C. Pinckney.

Roof fled but was caught by police the next morning in North Carolina during a traffic stop. A .45 pistol was found in the car and Roof was arrested and interrogated

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/exclusive-clip-white-supremacist-killer-dylann-roof-and-rise-in-online-hate-groups-profiled-on-vanity-fair-confidential/

Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate Of Suspenseful Originals For 2017-18 Upfront Season

Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate Of Suspenseful Originals For 2017-18 Upfront Season

– World Premiere Series and Specials Anchored by Network’s First Scripted Movies –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading mystery and suspense network, and the #1 ad-supported cable network for delivery of W25-54 year-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of compelling, emotionally riveting programming featuring Real People and Real Stories.

As cable’s only consistent destination for the popular true-crime genre, ID has garnered an unprecedented 33 consecutive quarters of primetime P2+ audience growth and maintained the #1 length of tune for W25-54 total day in all of television, cable and broadcast, for more than five years. Year to date, ID is the #2 network for P25-54 and #5 network for P2+/HH delivery in total day and, in prime, year-to-date, ID ranks

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