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Friday, Apr. 9, 2021
STARZ will partner with Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) to increase representation of female directors through the STARZ #TakeTheLead Directors Program. The partnership--announced by STARZ president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch during the company’s first #TakeTheLead “Transparency Talk” session--...
Monday, Feb. 22, 2021
Starz has picked up the anthology series Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts (Homecoming, Wonder) and Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River). Matt Ross (Captain Fantastic, 28 Hotel Rooms) will direct and executive produce the high-profile series adapted from the first...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
The pandemic has significantly accelerated what already was a healthy growth trajectory for streaming platforms. That was the word from varied speakers at Digital Media Wire’s annual Future of Television Conference, a series of fully digital Zoom-centric discussion sessions held over a three-day...
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020
Alison Hoffman has been promoted to president, domestic networks, at premium pay platform Starz, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) company. Hoffman previously served as the network’s chief marketing officer spearheading its brand and content marketing, driving acquisitions for the Starz app and...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Jeffrey A. Hirsch has been promoted from COO to president and CEO of Starz. He will shape the overall business and programming strategy for Starz, as well as oversee the continued evolution and expansion of the STARZ premium subscription platform around the world.
Hirsch first joined the...
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.
Since then, Jackson has joyfully watched as his words have come to fruition....
Saturday, May. 25, 2019
The Starz drama "Vida" returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification.
The show follows Emma and Lyn, played Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera respectively, who have inherited from their late mother an...
Friday, Jun. 29, 2018
Nancy Buirski's "Recy Taylor" Documentary Recounts Woman's Ordeal, Connection To Civil Rights Movement
When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point.
"Recy Taylor, a name I know, and I think you should know, too," Winfrey said, sketching the outlines of the African-American woman'...
Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018
Outlander executive producers/writers Matthew B. Roberts and Toni Graphia are grateful for the inherent nature of the Starz series, noting that it serves to keep season after season creatively invigorating.
“With cookie-cutter shows where things are basically the same season...
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018
"Howards End," the upcoming four-part miniseries adapted from E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, isn't Kenneth Lonergan's first foray into television. That would be the animated Nickelodeon kids show "Doug."
Before Lonergan was one of the most acclaimed playwrights and filmmakers of his...