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After Netflix’s Ryan Murphy Mega-Deal, TV May Need New Ways to Lure Talent

After Netflix’s Ryan Murphy Mega-Deal, TV May Need New Ways to Lure Talent
When Ryan Murphy was asked at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January how the Walt Disney Co.’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox might impact his future at the Murdoch-owned company, he joked, “Three months ago, I thought I would literally be buried on the Fox lot.”

He has since picked a new plot on a greener pasture.

Murphy’s overall deal with Netflix, set last week, takes the “9-1-1” and “American Crime Story” creator away from 20th Century Fox Television, the studio he called home for a decade and a half. Its announcement had at least as much shock-and-awe value as Netflix’s move last year to lure “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes away from ABC. And it proved that traditional TV’s creative standard-bearers face a moment in which they appear unable to stop their digital challengers from poaching top talent at will.

Until it happened
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‘Drunk History’: Disabled Actors Satirize Social Justice With Help from ‘Glee’ Star

‘Drunk History’: Disabled Actors Satirize Social Justice With Help from ‘Glee’ Star
This week’s upcoming episode of “Drunk History” looks like it’ll tackle a pretty sobering subject — though even in this exclusive preview clip, guest narrator Suzie Barrett can’t seem to completely slur her way through it.

This Tuesday’s episode, “Civil Rights,” features three separate segments on different political movements in history, including one that will focus on American disability rights activist Judy Huemann. In 1977, she and 105 other disabled citizens staged a 28-day sit-in protest at the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The protest forced legislators to sign Section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, finally regulating federal buildings for disabled citizens.

For such a satirical show, this episode seems surprisingly mindful, as the entire ensemble cast is made up of disabled actors. Huemann is played with an inspiring stubbornness by Ali Stroker, known for her role on “Glee” and for
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American success story: how Ryan Murphy became Netflix's $300m man

The creator and executive producer of shows such as Glee and American Horror Story will be moving to Netflix in a landmark deal. But what turned him into the most powerful show-runner in Hollywood?

Ryan Murphy, the prodigious television workhorse, is now Netflix’s $300m man. The news on Tuesday that the streaming giant had acquired Murphy’s services with a hefty five-year deal shook up the television industry, with one of its foremost auteurs announcing his plan to flee the coop of 20th Century Fox TV for Netflix come summertime.

The pact includes plans for television series, feature films and documentaries, and marks what’s believed to be the most lucrative contract in television history. And that’s after the streaming service lured Shonda Rhimes away from ABC with a four-year deal worth an estimated $100m last August.

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Ryan Murphy signs exclusive deal with Netflix

The Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ryan Murphy has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Netflix to produce new TV series and feature films for the streaming giant, with the deal set to get underway on July 1st of this year.

“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history. His unfaltering dedication to excellence and to give voice to the underrepresented, to showcase a unique perspective or just to shock the hell out of us, permeates his genre-shattering work,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “From Nip/Tuck – our first licensed series – to American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and American Horror Story, we’ve seen how his brand of storytelling captivates consumers and critics across the globe. His celebrated body of work and his contributions to our industry speak for themselves,
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Ryan Murphy (9-1-1, American Horror Story, Feud) Signs Big Deal wit Netflix

Ryan Murphy is on the move. This week, Netflix announced the American Horror Story creator has signed a major deal with the streaming service.Murphy is not only the co-creator of FX's American Horror Story. The mega producer has created and executive produced Nip/Tuck, Glee, Feud, Scream Queens, The New Normal, American Crime Story, and Fox's latest drama, 9-1-1. So how will Murphy's new deal affect his series with Fox and FX?Read More…
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TV Industry Abuzz About Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Deal and Fallout for Disney, Fox and FX

TV Industry Abuzz About Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Deal and Fallout for Disney, Fox and FX
Ryan Murphy’s move to Netflix is reverberating around the industry, spurring much discussion about the size of the deal and the impact on the studios and networks he leaves behind.

Murphy’s five-year deal is said to be worth as much as $250 million-$300 million over the term — an astronomical sum that dwarfs the offers that traditional TV networks and studios could reasonably field. To land the most prolific producer working in TV today, Netflix committed to rich guarantees and funding of overhead costs for his sizable Ryan Murphy Productions operation, as well as Murphy’s top-shelf fees for his work as a writer, director, and producer on his shows.

The high end of that valuation incorporates financial escalators built into the agreement that will kick in if Murphy-produced shows reach certain viewership targets. It also includes money that will flow in on top of the checks written by Netflix, namely Murphy
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In A Deal Estimated Around $300 Million, ‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy Heads To Netflix

In its latest victory over network TV, Netflix has inked a deal with one of Hollywood's most prestigious showrunners. Ryan Murphy, whose career has spanned dramas like Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story, has signed a five-year deal with the leading Svod platform.

While the exact financial terms of the agreement aren't known, The New York Times cited multiple sources who said the price of the deal could rise as high as $300 million. The bidding for Murphy's services was reportedly competitive, with Netflix's main competitor Amazon also in the mix.

Murphy's previous and current shows have appeared across the Fox family of channels, which, should a proposed acquisition go through, will soon be owned by Disney. Murphy is not the first showrunner associated with the Mouse House who Netflix has poached. Previously, it inked a deal with Shonda Rhimes, who is best known for bringing series like
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Premiere launches 'Juvenile' sales in Berlin (exclusive)

Gravitas Ventures plans limited Us release later this year.

La-based Premiere Entertainment Group is in Berlin preparing to launch sales on the crime thriller Juvenile starring Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist.

Jenner plays an angry young man whose best friend dies in a robbery. When he tries to put his old life behind him and start afresh with his girlfriend, the youngster’s past catches up with him.

Gravitas Ventures plans to release Juvenile in the Us in limited release later this year. Jenner wrote and produces with director Bradley Buecker, whose credits include Glee and American Horror Story, as well as Mike Jenner and Robert J. Ulrich of Stay Relevant Productions, and Cooper Ulrich.

“We are excited to be teaming up with Premiere Entertainment and are confident in their ability to secure the best international distribution deals for our film,” Ulrich said.

“This has been Blake’s passion project for years and we are just as passionate
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Premiere launches 'Juvenile' sales in Berlin

Gravitas Ventures plans limited Us release later this year.

La-based Premiere Entertainment Group is in Berlin preparing to launch sales on the crime thriller Juvenile starring Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist.

Jenner plays an angry young man whose best friend dies in a robbery. When he tries to put his old life behind him and start afresh with his girlfriend, the youngster’s past catches up with him.

Gravitas Ventures plans to release Juvenile in the Us in limited release later this year. Jenner wrote and produces with director Bradley Buecker, whose credits include Glee and American Horror Story, as well as Mike Jenner and Robert J. Ulrich of Stay Relevant Productions, and Cooper Ulrich.

“We are excited to be teaming up with Premiere Entertainment and are confident in their ability to secure the best international distribution deals for our film,” Ulrich said.

“This has been Blake’s passion project for years and we are just as passionate
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Netflix poaches ​Ryan Murphy in $300m deal

’The history of this moment is not lost on me. I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket.’

Netflix has signed Ryan Murphy to a multi-year deal to make new series and films, poaching the Emmy-winning producer away from his current studio home at 20th Century Fox.

The deal will come into effect in July and is reportedly a five-year arrangement that could be worth up to $300m.

The pact represents another talent coup for Netflix, which last summer poached Shonda Rhimes away from Disney’s ABC.

Murphy, best known for Nip/Tuck and Glee and also a prolific writer and director, was thought to be considering new options in advance of the expiration this summer of his 20th Century Fox deal. If he had renewed that deal he may have ended up working at Disney, which has agreed to buy assets of Rupert Murdoch’s [link=co
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​Ryan Murphy in $300m Netflix deal

’The history of this moment is not lost on me. I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket.’

Netflix has signed Ryan Murphy to a multi-year deal to make new series and films, poaching the Emmy-winning producer away from his current studio home at 20th Century Fox.

The deal will come into effect in July and is reportedly a five-year arrangement that could be worth up to $300m.

The pact represents another talent coup for Netflix, which last summer poached Shonda Rhimes away from Disney’s ABC.

Murphy, best known for Nip/Tuck and Glee and also a prolific writer and director, was thought to be considering new options in advance of the expiration this summer of his 20th Century Fox deal. If he had renewed that deal he may have ended up working at Disney, which has agreed to buy assets of Rupert Murdoch’s [link=co
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The Best Will-They-Won’t-They TV Couples Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best will-they-won’t-they couple ever on TV? (Current and past shows are fair game.)

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

This is tough. The will they or won’t they trope is so pervasive in television, picking a “best” is like looking for the shiniest grain of sand on a beach. The classic duos are obvious: Sam and Diane, David and Maddie, Carrie and Mr. Big, Ross and Rachel, Kermit and Miss Piggy. They’re the backbones of some of the best shows on television, but they’re also tremendously obvious and discussed to death. So my picks are going to be extremely personal and super specific.
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Are Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Getting Serious? Here's What We Know

Are Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin Getting Serious? Here's What We Know
Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin’s relationship has taken a major step forward.

The Fifty Shades Freed actress, 28, and the Coldplay frontman, 40, attended Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday party together on Saturday. The two were seen holding hands as they caught up with Drew Barrymore outside the bash. Martin and Johnson kept each other close and were smiling as they chatted with Barrymore and her mystery date.

Another sign the pair are getting serious: his famous exes, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow, were also at the party.

The actress and the musician first sparked gossip after being spotted on a mid-October sushi date in Los Angeles.
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Mark Salling Death Certificate Confirms Death by Hanging

  • TMZ
Mark Salling's death certificate confirms all the details we know about his suicide. The Coroner's Office just released the certificate, filed in L.A. County ... and it lists cause of death as asphyxia by hanging. It also says he was found dead in a riverbed in Sunland, CA. TMZ broke the story ... Salling was found hanging from a tree ... not far from where he lived. The Coroner had already determined it was death by suicide,
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Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Goes Topless to Whip Up Some Salads: 'Plz Don't Shame Me'

Pregnant Chrissy Teigen Goes Topless to Whip Up Some Salads: 'Plz Don't Shame Me'
Chrissy Teigen just debuted a hilarious new salad-making technique.

On Sunday, the model and cookbook author, who’s currently expecting her second child — a boy — with husband John Legend, decided she was in the mood to fix herself a salad. And, she was in the mood to do it au naturel.

“Plz don’t shame me I am a strong proud salad making woman just being natural and trying to live my life,” she captioned the silly photo, which featured two strategically placed salad plate emojis covering her bare assets.

Teigen’s internet commentary, as always, has fans cracking up.
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Amazon Studios’ Bold New Leader Faces a Film Division With an Identity Crisis

  • Indiewire
Amazon Studios’ hire of NBC Entertainment veteran Jennifer Salke as its new president should bode well for its TV production, which needs a seasoned hand to develop its own must-see TV. However, while she has no background in film development or production, Amazon’s film division will also need her leadership to focus its own strategy.

Read More:Amazon Officially Names NBC’s Jennifer Salke To Head Up Its Studio, Overseeing Both TV and Film

Amazon Studios’ chief operating officer Albert Cheng, who served as its interim head following Roy Price’s resignation last fall, will report to Salke, as will Jason Ropell, VP and worldwide head of motion pictures for Amazon Studios and Prime Video. This resolves one matter up front: After Price’s exit, Ropell refused to report to Cheng and reported directly to Seattle-based Amazon senior VP Jeff Blackburn. With new leadership in place, however, the deep-pocked production
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9-1-1: Season One Ratings

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's Glee ran for six seasons on Fox, while their series Scream Queens was cancelled after its second season. Now they're back with the 9-1-1 TV show. Which path will it follow? Will 9-1-1 be cancelled or renewed for season two on Fox? Stay tuned. A Fox procedural, 9-1-1 stars Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar. The scripted drama, inspired by real-life experiences, centers on the police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who risk their lives to save others. No matter how frightening, dangerous, and shocking a situation may be, these first responders rush toward crises from which others flee. Read More…
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Mark Salling Case Dismissed After His Death

  • ET Canada
Mark Salling’s case has been dismissed. According to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Otis Wright signed off on officially dismissing the former “Glee” actor’s case without prejudice after he was found dead near his Sunland, California, home last week. He was 35 years old. Salling was awaiting sentencing after
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Netflix picks up new Ryan Murphy series The Politician, Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow in talks

According to Deadline, Netflix has emerged victorious in a bidding war for The Politician, a new hourlong comedy series from producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and their Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.

Attached to star in the series is Tony Award-winner Ben Platt (Dead Evan Hansen), with Oscar winners Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow also said to be in talks. The show has been granted a two-season straight-to-series order, in what is said to be the biggest TV package sale of the year.

According to the site, The Politician “revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in.” It’s said that each episode will include musical numbers from Platt, and production is expected to get underway this summer.

Paltrow previously worked with Murphy, Brennan and her fiance Falchuk with a guest starring role on Glee,
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Darren Criss Says Engagement 'Was a Long Time Coming' — and Reveals He 'Waited' to Announce It

Darren Criss Says Engagement 'Was a Long Time Coming' — and Reveals He 'Waited' to Announce It
Darren Criss is opening up about proposing to longtime girlfriend Mia Swier, saying it “was a long time coming” after the two dated for over seven years.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story actor, 31, told Esquire.com in an interview published Wednesday that he and Swier “waited a while before we announced it.”

“I had a whole thing written, like, ‘Usually I don’t like talking about my private life…’ which I really don’t — I was really allergic to it for a while,” he said.

“Eventually, I got over myself and realized that it’s just
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