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  • History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'

    History Channel uses pulpit power, Twitter, conservative sites to sell 'The Bible'
    A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • 'House of Cards' Actress to Star in Downey and Burnett's CBS Mini 'Dovekeepers'

    "House of Cards" and "Manhattan" alum Rachel Brosnahan is set to take flight as the star of "The Dovekeepers," the four-hour CBS miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel that is set in ancient Israel and focuses on the intersecting stories...
  • 'Working the Engels' Canceled by NBC

    NBC's "Working the Engels" has been canceled, Variety has confirmed. The co-produced Canadian comedy hailed from Shaw Media and Halfire-CORE Entertainment, and aired on Global TV in Canada, where it had already been axed due to poor ratings. Katie and...
  • Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Developing Guardian Angels Drama for NBC

    Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media banner is shepherding a drama project for NBC and Universal TV about guardian angels. "Unveiled" is a procedural revolving around a group of people who are tasked with intervening to help people in...
  • CBS' 'The Dovekeepers' Miniseries Taps 'Pele' Star Diego Boneta

    "Pele" player Diego Boneta has joined the cast of the CBS miniseries "The Dovekeepers," from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Boneta will star as Amram, a man linked to two of the central female characters in the epic story set in Biblical times. "NCIS"...
  • 'Survivor' Post-Production Editors Go on Strike Seeking IATSE Contract

    The post-production crew of the series "Survivor" has launched a strike against Mark Burnett's Island Post Prods. Inc. -- less than six weeks before the premiere of the CBS reality show's 29th season. Representatives for the crew announced Wednesday no...
  • Open Road Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Little Boy' from Mark Burnett, Roma Downey

    Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to inspirational family film "Little Boy," exec produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. The film stars Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ted...
  • Warner Bros. Releasing Diamond Luxe Editions of Classic Films

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Diamond Luxe Editions of its films starting Sept. 30 as a way to repackage library titles. The discs will feature newly designed collector-style packaging. The first films -- "The Green Mile," "Gremlins,"...
  • Gary Oldman Controversy: ADL Slams Actor's 'Irresponsible' and 'Anti-Semitic' Remarks

    Following published remarks by actor Gary Oldman, in which he defends Mel Gibson's past anti-Semitic comments, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has said that Oldman, "should know better than to repeat tired anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish control of...
  • Mark Burnett-Roma Downey's 'Little Boy' Set for Feb. 27 Release

    Open Road Films has set a Feb. 27 release for inspirational family film "Little Boy," exec produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (pictured above). The distributor acquired U.S. rights recently amid a surge of interest in family and faith-based films....
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...