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U.K. Network ITV Bans All-Male Comedy Writing Teams

British TV network ITV is no longer ordering homegrown comedies from all-male writing teams.

Paul Feig to Create Shortform Projects for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi

Paul Feig, who created the cult classic TV series 'Freaks and Geeks' and directed the 2016 female-led reboot of 'Ghostbusters,' has short form projects in the works for Jeffrey Katzenberg's new…

‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Barry’ and ‘Bodyguard’ Among Rockie Awards Winners

The Banff World Media Festival on Monday unveiled the international winners of its Rockie Awards, which continued a traditional shoot-out between American and British TV producers in the Canadian…

‘Bodyguard’ Creator Jed Mercurio in Talks With BBC for Second Season

After the first-season finale of 'Bodyguard' became a small-screen phenomenon, series creator Jed Mercurio on Monday said he is in talks with the BBC about a second season.

Banff: Lionsgate Exec Sandra Stern Talks Netflix’s Volume Strategy: “They Want to Be Costco”

Sandra Stern, president of the Lionsgate Television Group, on Monday said Netflix deals with binge-watching of its popular shows by being a volume streaming giant.

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi to Launch in North America in 2020

Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg on Sunday said his ambitious new digital-content startup will launch April 6, 2020, in North America, ahead of an eventual global rollout.

Paul Feig, Jed Mercurio, Bill Hader to Receive Banff Fest Tributes (Exclusive)

Paul Feig, 'Freaks and Geeks' creator and 'Bridesmaids' director, is to receive an award of excellence at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

Banff: Programmers Talk Showcasing Timely Political Issues With 2019 Lineup

Jenn Kuzmyk, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival, says Hollywood's annual Canadian Rockies retreat has found politics with its 40th edition.

Banff: ‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien, Kristin Kreuk Set for Master Classes (Exclusive)

The Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday unveiled plans for master classes next month conducted by 'Dear White People' creator Justin Simien and 'Smallville' actress Kristin Kreuk.

Banff: ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Line of Duty’ Creator Jed Mercurio to Keynote

Jed Mercurio, creator and showrunner of the acclaimed police procedural series 'Bodyguard' and 'Line of Duty,' will discuss his work and his take on a fast-changing global TV landscape at the…

Banff: ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producers to Talk Power of Lifetime Docuseries (Exclusive)

The producers of Lifetime's 'Surviving R. Kelly' will offer the inside story of their explosive docuseries at the 2019 Banff World Media Festival.

Paul Feig, Sarah Barnett to Give Keynote Speeches at Banff Media Festival (Exclusive)

'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig and Sarah Barnett, president of entertainment networks at AMC Networks, are set to give keynote speeches at the Banff World Media Festival as the Rocky Mountains-set…