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Malaysia’s Astro pacts with Chinese streaming giant iQiyi

Deal gives Astro exclusive Malaysian rights to iQiyi content, including an iQiyi-branded channel.

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Lena Dunham to direct banking drama ‘Industry’ for HBO from UK’s Bad Wolf

Konrad Kay and Mickey Down to serve as executive producers on series.

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Octavia Spencer to promote Apple series ‘Truth Be Told’ at Taormina Film Festival

Platform will screen features The Elephant Queen, Hala at Sicilian festival.

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Netflix launches six Korean originals, including ‘Designated Survivor’ remake

New titles include political drama Chief Of Staff and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, adapted from the US TV series.

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Hulu acquires US rights to international political drama ‘Fertile Crescent’

James Purefoy, Félix Moati and Mélanie Thierry set to star; Fremantle to handle international distribution.

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Emmys 2019: voting opens, rule changes explained

The latest revisions to the Emmy rules could affect nominations in several categories.

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Netflix hires 'creative architect' for 'The Chronicles Of Narnia' series

Streamer signed multi-year deal with The C S Lewis Company last year to adapt fantasy novels.

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Jude Law to star in Sky, HBO, Plan B TV series 'The Third Day' (exclusive)

The six part limited series marks a move into TV by immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International.

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Hulu and FX team in US output deal with Lionsgate

The Disney-owned outlets will screen Lionsgate films from 2020 and 2010.

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WarnerMedia names original film head for streaming service

Feigco executive Jessie Henderson recruited to oversee original film slate for service.

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WarnerMedia orders 'Dune' streaming series to go with feature version

Denis Villeneuve, already directing feature, will also direct the series pilot from Legendary Television.

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Viacom's BET and Tyler Perry partner on streaming service (reports)

Film and TV producer Perry will provide content for the new entry to the streaming wars.

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Hollywood agencies propose greater revenue share of TV packaging fees

Writers guild to reply to agencies’ suggestions next week.

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Mark Gordon 'continues to be a part of the eOne team' despite speculation (update)

’Mark Gordon continues to be a very important part of the eOne team now and into the future.’

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Ansel Elgort to star in 'Tokyo Vice' for WarnerMedia streaming platform

Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) to direct.

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Hulu snaps up Element Pictures drama series 'Normal People'; stars revealed

Endeavor Content handles international distribution.

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Acorn boards Irish period drama 'Dead Still'

Kerr Logan, Michael Smiley, Eileen O’Higgins star in gallows humour tale of Victorian photographer who investigates murders.

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Creative Alliance, REinvent, Viaplay partner on Scandinavian TV drama '5 From Hell' (exclusive)

Ole Christian Madsen’s ambitious 10-part series is loosely inspired by real gangsters in Sweden.

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LA Screenings busy amid ‘seismic tremors’

Growth in streaming market, international roll-out fuels conversation.

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Chilean genre TV pilot 'Embryo' in LatAm co-pro deal (exclusive)

Ireland’s Barry Keating (Downhill, Nightworld: Door Of Hell) wrote screenplay.

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