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Sam Gibney Promoted to President of Home Brew

Digital marketing and production company Home Brew has promoted Sam Gibney to president. Gibney, now in his ninth year with the company, previously served as head of motion and executive creative director, roles that saw him developing and producing numerous digital, social and tech strategies for the company’s set of entertainment clients across TV, film […]

Universal Offers Looks at ‘Sing 2,’ Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ and Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Black Phone’ at CinemaCon

Universal’s CinemaCon presentation was packed with footage from its upcoming titles, including an extended preview of Sing 2 and first looks at Michael Bay’s Ambulance and Scott Derrickson’s Ethan Hawke starter The Black Phone. Kicked off by Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution, eight Universal films were introduced via video by stars including […]

Amazon Prime Picks Up Universal Films After Peacock Window

Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV reached a multiyear licensing agreement with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that will give the streamers access to blockbusters like F9 and Jurassic World: Dominion after they stream on Peacock, the companies said Thursday. The deal comes on the heels of Universal announcing on July 6 that Peacock, beginning next year, will stream all […]

‘Scorpion King’ Reboot in the Works at Universal

Universal is rebooting Dwayne Johnson's 'The Scorpion' king with screenwriter Jonathan Herman.

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Shuts Down After Positive Coronavirus Tests

Filming on 'Jurassic World: Dominion' will resume in two weeks.

Fast & Furious Pic ‘F9’ Delayed to May 2021

Universal's F9 is on the move again. It will now open May 28, 2021.

Universal Content Productions Launches Podcast Network With Sam Esmail Original

Universal Content Productions is launching UCP Audio, a podcast network set to debut in 2020 with both scripted and unscripted offerings, including one from 'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail featuring LaKeith Stanfield ('Atlanta,' 'Get Out').

Bonnie Hammer Trades Peacock for Studios Oversight

There's a massive game of executive musical chairs at NBCUniversal. Bonnie Hammer, who previously served as chairman of the streamer Peacock, is moving to oversee the company's newly combined studio efforts — Universal TV and Universal Content Productions — as those operations are centralized. Hammer will no longer have oversight of the direct-to-consumer streaming platform. Instead, Comcast's Matt Strauss will take on oversight of the forthcoming ad-supported platform. Hammer's new title will be chairman of NBCUniversal Content Studios, while Strauss will now serve as Peacock chairman.

‘Bad Girls’ Historical Anthology Series in the Works at UCP

Universal Content Productions is developing an anthology series based on Ann Shen's book 'Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World,' with 'The Post' writer Liz Hannah set to adapt it.

Lionsgate, BBC Tap Dan McDermott to Lead Scripted TV Partnership

Lionsgate Television and BBC Studios have hired former Fox and DreamWorks exec Dan McDermott to head up their scripted TV partnership from Los Angeles.

Emmy Rossum Inks First-Look Deal With UCP (Exclusive)

Actress and director Emmy Rossum has signed a first-look overall deal with Universal Content Productions. The pact extends Rossum's relationship with UCP, for whom she is starring in and executive producing the limited series 'Angelyne,' based on The Hollywood Reporter's feature story about the life of the Los Angeles billboard diva.

Sam Esmail Renews Overall Deal With Universal Content Productions

Sam Esmail is staying put at Universal Content Productions. The Mr. Robot creator has opted to renew his overall deal with UCP. The news comes as Esmail was drawing interest from other outlets, including Amazon — for whom he produces Homecoming via UCP. (The studio recently changed its name from Universal Cable Productions to Universal […]