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Universal Content Productions, ‘Pachinko’ Boss Announce Finalists for Asian Pacific Islander Storytelling Lab (Exclusive)

Universal Studio Group division Universal Content Productions has selected the finalists for the Thousand Miles Project, the Asian Pacific Islander storytelling incubator created under Pachinko showrunner Soo Hugh’s overall pact with the studio and led by writer-director Ria Tobaccowala. David Loong, Manivone Nonthaveth and the writing duo of Kelly Luu and Kevin Luu will participate […]

John Legend’s Get Lifted Inks Overall Deal With UCP

John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. has a new home. The production outfit headed by Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius has signed an overall deal with Universal Studio Group’s UCP that covers scripted programming, as well as a first-look deal for unscripted content. Get Lifted moves to UCP from Disney’s ABC Signature. “We are […]

Sam Esmail Lands ‘Metropolis’ Series at Apple TV+

Sam Esmail and Apple TV+ are headed to Metropolis. The streamer has ordered a series inspired by Fritz Lang’s landmark 1927 film, which depicts a dystopian futuristic world ruled by a wealthy elite while workers toil underground. The series is from Universal Studio Group’s UCP, where Esmail is under a rich overall deal. Esmail has […]

‘Pachinko’ Showrunner Soo Hugh, UCP Launch Asian Pacific Story Incubator (Exclusive)

Television writer/producer Soo Hugh, whose highly anticipated Pachinko adaptation will premiere worldwide on Apple TV+ on March 25, has unveiled details of her story incubator with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. The Thousand Miles Project, which was first teased when Hugh’s overall pact with the studio was announced a year ago, will develop […]

Elliot Page Signs First-Look Deal With UCP

Elliot Page is making a home at Universal Studio Group’s UCP. The Umbrella Academy star has signed a first-look deal at the Beatrice Springborn-led studio, under which he’ll develop both scripted and unscripted projects for all platforms. “I’ve always had great experiences working with UCP,” said Page. “Beatrice and the rest of the leadership team […]