“The Innocent Man”: Campfire’s Ross Dinerstein Reveals How Netflix True-Crime Series Helped Get Karl Fontenot Out of Jail

Karl Fontenot, the subject of Netflix’s true-crime doc series The Innocent Man, has been released from prison after serving 35 years for a crime that he did not commit. In an exclusive interview with Deadline, Ross Dinerstein, founder of production company Campfire, which made the adaptation of John Grisham’s non-fiction book, reveals how the six-part […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Prank Series “Revenge of the Nerd” Starring YouTuber Mark Rober Ordered by Discovery

Discovery has given an eight episode order to Revenge Of the Nerd (working title), an hourlong hidden-camera prank show from Jimmy Kimmel and his Kimmelot banner. It will star former NASA engineer-turned-YouTube personality Mark Rober who made national headlines a year ago with his viral hidden-camera video exacting revenge on porch pirates by creating packages […]

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Prentice Penny Scripting Film About Compton Cowboys for Fox Searchlight

EXCLUSIVE: Prentice Penny, currently the showrunner and executive producer of HBO’s comedy series Insecure, has been tapped to craft the screenplay for a feature based on true events involving the Compton Cowboys, a group of African American kids who grew up surrounded by gangs and violence in Compton, and who found rescue and purpose through […]

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Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures Inks Deals With AMC & Spoke Studios, Taps Steve Baker As Head Of Production

EXCLUSIVE: Zachary Quinto’s production company Before the Door Pictures is ramping up operations, signing first-look deals with AMC for scripted projects and with Spoke Studios, the production arm of Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment, for unscripted fare. Additionally, Before the Door Pictures has hired Steve Baker, former VP in HBO Series Programming, as Head of Production, […]

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