partner news 12/10/20

Posted by on December 10, 2020

Check out partner news for 12/20/20!

Trailer for ‘Wander Darkly’ Film Starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna Out Now!

**Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2020** 



In WANDER DARKLY, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments.  By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must rediscover the love that truly binds them together. Writer/director Tara Miele offers a profound new perspective on the delicate nature of relationships with this emotionally moving story about a couple who must reflect on their past in order to face their uncertain future.


Written and Directed: Tara Miele

Principal Cast: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant, Aimee Carrero, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bayer

Produced By: Lynette Howell Taylor, Samantha Housman, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson

Director Of Photography: Carolina Costa

Editors: Tamara Meem, Alex O'Flinn

Production Designer: Katie Byron

Costume Designer: Christopher Lawrence

Executive Producers: Mark Katchur, Connor Flanagan

Composer: Alex Weston

Music Supervisor: Andrea von Foerster

Sound Mixer: Frank Gaeta

Casting Directors: Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera Hallman


Trailer is out now! Watch here!


‘One Day At a Time’ “Officially Over”, Efforts To Find New Home Come To An End – Deadline

Courtesy of Deadline

As it did after One Day At a Time‘s first cancellation almost two years ago, series producer Sony Pictures TV tried hard to find a new home for the praised reimagining of Norman Lear’s beloved 1970s sitcom. The effort — considered a long shot — was not successful, and the cast and crew were informed today that the show has come to an end. One Day at a Time co-creators/exec producers/showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce shared the news with the show’s fans on Twitter.

“It’s officially over. There will be no new  @OneDayAtATime episodes,” Calderon Kellett wrote. “But there will always be 46 episodes that we got to make that live FOREVER. Thank you to this beautiful cast. Our dedicated crew. And to you, our loyal fans. We loved making this for you. Thank you for watching.”

Read more here.


Rashida Jones to Succeed Phil Griffin as President at MSNBC

Courtesy of Variety

Rashida Jones, an up-and-coming news executive at NBCUniversal, will take the reins at the company’s MSNBC cable-news outlet in February, setting her up to be the first Black executive to run one of the nation’s big cable-news outlets at time when that business is of growing importance to the nation’s large media conglomerates.

She will join a growing group of senior female executives in the TV-news business, including Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and CBS News President Susan Zirinsky.

Read more here.


AT&T to Sell Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 Billion


AT&T inked a deal to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Sony’s Funimation group for $1.175 billion. Funimation, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)’s Aniplex, has been a major rival to Crunchyroll in the global market for Japanese anime fandom. 

Crunchyroll touts more than 3 million subscription VOD subscribers and some 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories. It offers ad-supported VOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. Crunchyroll says it has more than 1,000 titles and over 30,000 episodes, which it claims represents the world’s largest anime library.

Read more here.

Nielsen Plans TV-Ratings Overhaul by 2024 With Focus on Multi-Screen Audience


Courtesy of Variety

Nielsen, best known for delivering TV ratings, is launching a new system that examines how many impressions a show or commercial makes across a broader panoply of video windows that might include the TV screen, but also the one embedded in a smartphone or computer. “It really kind of changes the whole concept of what TV ratings are”, said the general manager for audience measurement at Nielsen, Scott N. Brown. Click here to learn more about how this new system may revolutionize the industry.

Skydance TV Inks First-Look Deal With Exile Content Studio (EXCLUSIVE)

Courtesy of Exile Content Studio/Skydance Television

For this week’s partner news, Skydance Television has paired up with Exile Content Studio to produce a scripted English-language series. This partnership is sure to expand and uplift Latinx storytelling and their creatives. Under this new partnership, Skydance Television will have first priority in Exile Content Studio’s English-language projects.  Skydance Television is continuing to expand its partnerships and develop a greater international audience. You can read more about this news here.