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Cloudstreet denied funding

August 10, 2009

The $10 million TV adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel Cloudstreet has been denied funding by Screen Australia, caught in a dispute over the level of licence fees paid by pay-TV channels to Australian drama projects. The board of the federal funding and development agency last week told pay-TV network Showtime it would need to reassess […]

Ben Silverman out at NBC

July 28, 2009

Ben Silverman is out at NBC, where longtime Peacock cable exec Jeff Gaspin has just been named chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment. Silverman has struck a deal with Barry Diller’s IAC to launch a new production company that the two said would “unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof.” News comes just […]