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Imagine Kids + Family Nabs Film Rights to ‘Best Wishes’ Book Series (Exclusive)

Imagine Kids+Family has picked up the film rights to Sarah Mlynowski’s Best Wishes book series with an eye on a movie franchise. Best Wishes, the first book in the series to be published on Sept. 6 by Scholastic, follows Becca Singer, who is down on her luck, friendless and alone when a box arrives in […]

Buzzy YA Fantasy Novel ‘Once There Was’ Gets Release Date and Cover Art (Exclusive)

The next big YA fantasy is here. At least, that’s what Simon & Schuster hopes as it sets the release date and debuts the cover art for Once There Was, a fantasy novel intended for all ages from Kiyash Monsef, a California-based, Emmy-nominated producer and writer who will be making his book debut with an […]

Imagine Entertainment Teams With Taiwan’s TAICCA on Content Development Lab

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is extending its reach to Taiwan. The company said Tuesday that it has partnered with TAICCA (Taiwan Creative Content Agency) and Taipei-based studio Sixty Percent Productions to produce Emerge, a new program designed to support Taiwanese writers, directors and producers to develop Chinese-language original TV series. TAICCA said […]

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Isla Fisher to Be Honored at Joint G’Day USA and AAA Gala

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Isla Fisher have a date June 11 with G’Day USA and the American Australian Association. They will be feted in Los Angeles during a joint event for G’Day USA, Australia’s public, economic and cultural diplomacy program in the United States, and the American Australian Association, a privately-funded nonprofit dedicated to […]

Imagine Elevates Chief Strategy Officer Justin Wilkes

Imagine Entertainment has bestowed chief strategy officer Justin with additional duties as Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s film and television production company seeks additional private equity investors. Wilkes will now oversee content for all of Imagine Entertainment and its subsidiary Jigsaw Productions as “the firm positions itself for another round of accelerated expansion,” the company […]

Picturestart Names Samie Kim Falvey as President

Picturestart has tapped Imagine Entertainment vet Samie Kim Falvey as president. In the role, Falvey will run production across all media, which includes features, television, unscripted, audio and digital content. She will report to founder and CEO Erik Feig. At Imagine since 2017, Falvey most recently served as chairman of television, selling projects that include […]

Imax Taps Ex-Netflix Exec John Turner as Head of Documentaries

Former Netflix exec John Turner has been tapped by Imax as head of documentaries for the giant screen exhibitor. Turner most recently served as a development consultant with Netflix Documentary Features, where he created the crime series Dirty Money, which put Jared Kushner’s real estate empire under an investigatory microscope for its second season. Turner […]

Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Julia Child Doc From ‘RBG’ Filmmakers

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to the Imagine Documentaries and CNN Films documentary 'Julia,' about Julia Child, the late TV chef and cookbook author.

‘Dads’: Film Review | TIFF 2019

Director Bryce Dallas Howard explores the meaning of modern fatherhood in her feature documentary ‘Dads.’

Toronto: Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ to Get Limited Theatrical Release, Says Ron Howard

Ron Howard on Friday said the film version of J.D. Vance's lauded bestseller Hillbilly Elegy for Netflix is set to get a limited theatrical release to boost its chances for award season glory.

Samie Kim Falvey to Lead Imagine TV, Francie Calfo Eyes Production Deal

Samie Kim Falvey, who has served as president of Imagine TV since October 2017, is moving up to chairman. She'll step in for longtime executive Francie Calfo, who will segue to a production deal with the company.

Rich Battista Named CEO of Imagine Entertainment

Former Fox and Time Inc. executive Rich Battista is joining Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment as its CEO.