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Maria Zuckerman Promoted to Topic Studios President

First Look Media has promoted Maria Zuckerman to president of Topic Studios. Having joined the Spotlight producer in 2019 as executive vp and head of Topic Studios, Zuckerman will continue to lead the indie producer’s creative vision and overall strategy, including development, financing, and production across feature films, documentaries and more recently ramping up in […]

John Slattery Reteams With Jon Hamm for Miramax’s ‘Fletch’ Comedy Reboot

John Slattery, Ayden Mayeri, Lorenza Izzo and Annie Mumolo have joined the cast of Confess, Fletch, starring Jon Hamm and are now in production. Mad Men alum Slattery is reteaming with Hamm for the reboot that closely follows the plot of the classic Gregory McDonald mystery novel series that inspired the 1980’s Chevy Chase films. […]

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in July

Netflix is preparing to say goodbye to a number of TV and movie titles for the month of July. While a number of films are set to disappear from the streamer’s library at the end of the month, the 2011 biographical drama The Iron Lady, which stars Meryl Streep as controversial British politician Margaret Thatcher, […]

Topic Studios Inks First-Look Deal With The Population

Spotlight producer Topic Studios has signed a first-look deal with The Population, the independent production company formed by producers Mynette Louie, Mollye Asher, and Derek Nguyen.

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in July

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to Netflix in July 2020.

‘Spotlight’ Producer Launches $250,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund for Doc Freelancers

First Look Media's Field of Vision and Topic Studios, producer of the Oscar-winning film 'Spotlight,' have launched a $250,000 relief fund offering emergency grants to freelancers in the documentary field severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natural History Docs Aim to Fix “Climate Crisis,” Raise Awareness of Endangered Planet

Docu-series such as 'Hostile Planet' (Nat Geo) and 'Our Planet' (Netflix) capture stunning footage of animals and outdoor miracles in an effort to put a spotlight on pressing environmental issues.

Former HBO Exec Maria Zuckerman Lands at Topic Studios

Topic Studios has hired former HBO Films exec Maria Zuckerman as executive vp of the entertainment studio behind 'The Climb,' set to bow at Cannes.

Steve Golin, Oscar-Winning ‘Spotlight’ Producer and Founder of Anonymous Content, Dies at 64

Steve Golin, the Oscar-winning producer behind 'Spotlight' and the founder of management powerhouse Anonymous Content, has died. He was 64.

Raven Capital Management Buys Open Road for $87.5 Million

Private equity group Raven Capital Management has agreed to acquire Open Road, the U.S. distributor that was part of Donald Tang's ambitious plans to build a global mini-studio before it went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the fall, for $87.5 million, giving it rights to Oscar winner 'Spotlight' and other films.

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in December

Take a look at the titles that will disappear from Netflix next month.

It’s Official: Tang Media Group Acquires Open Road

Tom Ortenberg will continue as CEO of the distributor, orginally launched by Regal and AMC.