or


[01/02/13 - 08:11 AM]
"Departed's" William Monahan Developing "Crime" Drama for Starz
"Crime" is a study of criminal enterprise and scandal across 1960s Britain.

[via press release from Starz]

STARZ, ATLAS ENTERTAIMENT AND SONAR ENTERTAINMENT TO DEVELOP NEW SCRIPTED DRAMA FROM WILLIAM MONAHAN FOR U.S. AND GLOBAL AUDIENCES

ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT MAKES FIRST VENTURE INTO TELEVISION WITH "CRIME"

Academy Award(R) Winning Screenwriter William Monahan Creates Series

LOS ANGELES, CA, JANUARY 3, 2012 - Atlas Entertainment is producing its first television series, "Crime," in partnership with Henceforth Pictures for Starz and Sonar Entertainment. Written by Academy Award(R) winning screenwriter, William Monahan (The Departed) "Crime" is a study of criminal enterprise and scandal across 1960s Britain. The project was developed from a feature film treatment by Vanessa Sadler. Regarded for its proven ability to produce both tentpole films and independent features, Atlas Entertainment will step into the television landscape with "Crime."

The project in development is being executive produced by Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and William Green alongside Monahan, with Atlas' Andy Horwitz and Henceforth Pictures' Justine Suzanne Jones co-executive producing. Starz and Sonar Entertainment are financing development and Sonar Entertainment has the option to distribute the show to markets around the world outside of Starz's pay television and home entertainment rights in the U.S.

Independent Talent's Josh Varney was instrumental in arranging the deal with Monahan and setting the project into motion. Starz will assume all domestic pay television and home entertainment rights, including Canada, to the series.

"We're thrilled that our first foray in television has us working with the incredibly talented William Monahan on this unique show, and we're excited to be sharing it with audiences not only in the U.S. but around the world," said Charles Roven.

"There's very little more interesting to me than the Sixties in Britain," said Monahan, "taken from Profumo to psychedelia, from the London criminal world to the worlds of art and fashion - all of which continually intersected. I know one thing: it's very, very, funny."

"Set in a time and place that continues to fascinate, 'Crime' is a story that easily cuts across borders and cultures," commented Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. "William Monahan's script comes alive with an immediacy and intimacy that audiences will embrace with unqualified enthusiasm."

"We are excited to be working with William Monahan on one of his passion projects," said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz Entertainment. "'Crime' is the kind of unique storytelling that elevates scripted television for audiences."

A dramatist, director and novelist, William Monahan recently completed the screenplay for The Gambler for Martin Scorsese and producer Irwin Winkler at Paramount, and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. He won an Academy Award(R) for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese, which earned four Oscars(R), including Best Picture. Additionally, Monahan collected a Writers Guild of America Award and earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his work. His production company, Henceforth Pictures, has a number of feature and television projects in development, including a screen adaptation of his first novel, Light House, and "The Throwaways", a New Yorker piece by journalist Sarah Stillman. Production on his original thriller, Mojave, begins in the first quarter of next year with Atlas Independent's William Green producing along with Monahan and Atlas's Andy Horwitz executive producing along with Henceforth's Justine Suzanne Jones.

ABOUT ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT

Atlas Entertainment, led by founder Charles Roven, is built on a stellar reputation of creative collaboration, innovation and fiscal responsibility. With an expertise in producing blockbuster films as well as critically acclaimed independent features, Atlas Entertainment's films have generated billions of dollars in revenues. Roven most recently reteamed with Christopher Nolan, serving as a producer on The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of The Dark Knight Trilogy, and is also a producer on Man of Steel, the Superman reboot film directed by Zack Snyder set for release on June 14th, 2013. Atlas Entertainment has produced such tentpole films as The Dark Knight and Get Smart, in addition to such indie successes as the 2008 British crime thriller The Bank Job. Additional past film credits include Batman Begins, The International, Idlewild, The Brother's Grimm, Season of the Witch, Three Kings, the worldwide box office hit Scooby-Doo, and its sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Fallen, Oscar(R)-nominated Twelve Monkeys, and fantasy romance City of Angels.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) brands with approximately 20.8 million and 34.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LMCA).

About Sonar Entertainment

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.





  [january 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· CRIME (STARZ)





[09/02/15 - 11:53 AM]
OWN Delivers Double-Digit Growth in Key W25-54 Demo and Total Viewers in August 2015
OWN spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/02/15 - 11:41 AM]
Lifetime Posts Double Digit Year-on-Year Growth in Key Demos for August
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/02/15 - 11:32 AM]
E! Premieres Season Two of "House of DVF" on Sunday, September 13th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air on Sunday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/02/15 - 11:15 AM]
Nickelodeon Ushers in Fall with a Harvest of New Animation Premieres Returning Friday, Sept. 18
In advance of the fall roll-out, new episodes of "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Pig Goat Banana Cricket," "Sanjay and Craig" and "Harvey Beaks" will debut this Labor Day Monday, September 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[09/02/15 - 11:13 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Adds New Correspondents Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, Roy Wood Jr.; Klepper, Minhaj, Williams, Black, Hodgman, Madrigal, Mandvi and Schaal Remain on Board
Said Noah: "I'm so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people."

[09/02/15 - 11:12 AM]
E! Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers in "Celebrating Joan" Special Airing Tomorrow Thursday, September 3rd at 8:00PM ET/PT
Hosted by daughter Melissa Rivers, the special will feature some of Joan's funniest, most outrageous and most memorable moments from her years on "Fashion Police."

[09/02/15 - 11:11 AM]
GSN Achieves Its Most-Watched Summer Ever in Primetime and Total Day Across All Key Demos
GSN spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/02/15 - 10:30 AM]
ABC Family's 17th Annual "13 Nights of Halloween" Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19-31
The stunt features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama "Stitchers."

[09/02/15 - 10:26 AM]
All-New Season of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" to Premiere Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on OWN
Award-winning actor David Oyelowo ("Selma") and former "Oprah" show guest Ashley Smith are among those featured.

[09/02/15 - 10:15 AM]
Two Girls from Brooklyn Create a Gaming Empire in Nickelodeon's Newest Live-Action Comedy Series, "Game Shakers," Premiering Sept. 12 at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The new series centers on middle-school students Babe (Cree Cicchino), a girl who dreams big, and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), a kid who can code.

[09/02/15 - 10:11 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Presents Three Original World Premieres in October Featuring All New Movies from the Networks' Most Beloved Franchises
"Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream" and "Beverly Lewis' The Reckoning" are due next month on the network.

[09/02/15 - 10:04 AM]
Women Tell All on TLC's "#WhatSheSaid" - New Episodes Return October 2
After previewing a sneak peek this past May, "#WhatSheSaid" features some of the country's funniest women venting and speaking the truth about being a woman in today's society.

[09/02/15 - 10:01 AM]
OWN Remembers Bestselling Author and Philosopher Dr. Wayne Dyer This Sunday, September 6 at 1PM ET/PT
Over four decades, Dr. Wayne Dyer encouraged people to explore their passion and turn away from negativity.

[09/02/15 - 09:23 AM]
FXX's "You're the Worst" Offers "Worst Greetings" Video Grams for Social Media Share
The short videos featuring Cash and Geere in character as "Gretchen" and "Jimmy," full of their trademark wry, sardonic humor, are now available at www.TheWorstGreetings.com.

[09/02/15 - 09:21 AM]
The Weather Channel Launches TV Everywhere
The authenticated live stream is currently available on desktop computer, phone and tablet via www.weather.com.