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Former Keshet Studios Head Rachel Kaplan Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal

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Rachel Kaplan has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, Variety has learned.

Kaplan, the former head of Keshet Studios, is also launching her own production company — Absecon Entertainment. Under the deal, she will develop and produce original scripted programming to be produced by Absecon in association with Warner Bros. Television for streaming services and cable, as well as the broadcast networks.

The move brings Kaplan back into the WB fold, as she was previously vice president of drama development at Warner Bros Television earlier in her career.

“It’s very fitting that my first solo deal has landed at the studio where it all started for me,” Kaplan said. “Peter Roth, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, in addition to teaching me everything I know about TV, were instrumental in bringing me back to Warner Bros. While I will miss

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Dana Walden Merges 20th TV & Touchstone TV Under Karey Burke, ABC & Hulu Original Content Under Craig Erwich In Sweeping Reorg; Bert Salke Gets Producing Deal

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Disney is the latest traditional media company to consolidate its content creation across streaming and linear as traditional media companies adjust to the streaming age.

Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, today unveiled a major restructure of the television production and original content businesses under her purview. The shakeup includes Hulu’s SVP content Craig Erwich adding oversight of ABC original content in a return to broadcast 13 years after he left the top programming post at Fox. He is being named President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.

He takes over responsibilities held by ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke who, after a successful tenure at the network, is taking on a big new role as President of 20th Television, the combined operation of 20th Television and Touchstone Television as the cable/streaming-focused studio is being folded into 20th TV. With ABC Studios

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This LG CX OLED Cyber Monday deal is the best OLED TV deal still available

If you’re looking for a Cyber Monday OLED TV deal on the LG CX OLED TV range, you’re not alone. The LG CX range is selling out fast this Cyber Monday and it’s hard to find a 55-inch or 65-inch CX OLED TV in stock right now.



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This LG CX OLED Cyber Monday deal is the best OLED TV deal still available

(If you don’t mind waiting a bit, Currys is accepting back orders for the 55-inch LG CX at £1299)

But fear not, you CAN buy the 48-inch LG CX OLED and it represents really great value – even without a Cyber Monday discount.

The LG OLED48CX isn’t a downgraded flagship set – just a downsized one. In other words, you don’t sacrifice performance along with size. Which makes it a superb option for those of us with less space.

It’s a

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This is the cheapest Samsung QLED TV deal we’ve found this Black Friday

As part of Currys PC World’s ongoing Black Friday sales, you can currently get the 43in Samsung Q60T TV for its lowest-ever price.

The 4K HDR QLED TV has an RRP of £799 but is on sale via Currys for £499 (previously £599). The lowest we’ve seen this TV for in recent months has been £515 and other retailers have it priced at around £549 so you’re saving £300 on its retail price and at least £50 on rival prices and offers.

The Q60T was already the most affordable of Samsung’s 4K HDR QLED TVs in 2020 making this deal a great bargain. Especially if you’re in the market for a QLED TV.

Buy now from Currys PC World

QLED TVs use an LED-lit LCD panel with a layer of microscopic quantum dots. These quantum dots emit colour in reaction to light, boosting the brightness of the display well beyond

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The Challenge’s Tori Deal, Jordan Wiseley End Engagement After 1 Year

Closing a chapter. Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley have called it quits on their relationship more than one year after getting engaged.

The Challenge stars confirmed their split in emotional posts via Instagram on Friday, November 27. Deal, 27, shared a photo of herself hugging Wiseley, 30, whose back is to the camera.

“I thought I knew love when Jordan and I were together, but there is a different kind of love that two people feel when they decide it’s time to experience life apart,” Deal wrote. “Even though Jordan and I are going to be moving forward in separate ways, our love, support, and connection with one another only grows stronger and deeper. To all the fans that have followed us, your support means the world. Please don’t look at this breakup as a failure, because we’re not looking at it this way.”

The Challenge’s Tori Deal and Jordan Wiseley End Engagement After 1 Year
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D Smoke Reacts to Two Grammy Nominations: ‘I Feel a Great Deal of Responsibility’

“I had to re-celebrate over and over again, because that project is such a collective body of work from the producers I collaborated with to the features,” says D Smoke, 35. “I had to get on the phone with Snoop Dogg and thank him for doing that feature [on “Gaspar Yanga”] that just put us in front of so many people.” The song’s music video has over 10 million YouTube views.

The rapper born Daniel Farris says everyone from Jesse Collins (veteran TV producer and creator of  Rhythm + Flow) to John Legend to T.I hit him up after the news broke to share their congratulations. As a result, he says: “It’s a beautiful moment to have, regardless of what the outcome is.”

D Smoke says while he loves being part of the best new artist class this year — alongside other rappers like Megan Thee Stallion and Chika

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Private Equity Eyes German Soccer as League Mulls Media Deal

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s elite soccer body is attracting fresh private equity interest in its overseas media rights, as cash-hungry European leagues explore ways to unlock value from the world’s most popular sport.



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A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.

Advent International and BC Partners are among suitors that have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about potentially acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the rights for the nation’s top two divisions, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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DFL officials plan to discuss at a Dec. 7 meeting whether to pursue a sale process, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. Other potential bidders could include Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, General Atlantic and KKR

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Private Equity Circles German Soccer as League Weighs Media Deal

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s elite soccer body is attracting fresh private equity interest in its overseas media rights, as cash-hungry European leagues explore ways to unlock value from the world’s most popular sport.



a large stadium: A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.


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A general view shows the empty stadium during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen in Munich, on November 21, 2020.

Advent International and BC Partners are among suitors that have approached Germany’s DFL sporting organization about potentially acquiring a minority stake in Bundesliga International GmbH, which manages the rights for the nation’s top two divisions, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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DFL officials plan to discuss at a Dec. 7 meeting whether to pursue a sale process, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. Other potential bidders could include Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, General Atlantic and KKR

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Comedy Film QUESTIONS Gets Nationwide Release By Distributor New Deal Releasing

Comedy Film QUESTIONS Gets Nationwide Release By Distributor New Deal Releasing

Distributor New Deal Releasing announces the official nationwide release date for the film “Questions” starring Avery Kidd Waddell ( Road Trip, The New Guy), Danny Wooten (Something New, Altered Perception), Derrex Brady (S1mOne, HeadShop), and Marcuis Harris (The Crossing, Vice Principals).

“Questions” will be available on VOD platforms on November 24, 2020, including territories: US, CA, UK, Singapore, Philippines, etc. In the film, Omar (Avery Kidd Waddell), in three years, hasn’t figured out what makes his girlfriend tick so that he can save the relationship. Now he has one week to figure out what makes all women tick so that he can save himself. “Questions” is a comedy about finding answers.

“Questions” also stars Greg Serano (Power, Legally Blond), Christina Webber (Beyond the Lights, Greys Anatomy), Kiya Roberts (50 Central, Major Deal), Jennifer Ferdinand (Castle, Parenthood), Yazmin Monet Watkins (John Carter, Muppets), Jahmeela Biggs (First, Killing Lazarus), and Carmen Serrano

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‘David Makes Man,’ ‘All Rise’ Showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal



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Dee Harris-Lawrence has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Harris-Lawrence is currently an executive producer and showrunner on the OWN series “David Makes Man” as well as executive producer and co-showrunner on the CBS legal drama “All Rise,” both of which are produced by Warner Bros.

“I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros,” Harris-Lawrence said. “They’ve been collaborative and supportive on both ‘David Makes Man’ and ‘All Rise,’ and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling.”

Under terms of the deal, she will continue work on both current shows while also developing, creating and producing new scripted programming for the studio across all platforms.

Harris-Lawrence was named one of Variety’s 10 TV Scribes to Watch in 2019. Prior to her work

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