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8.30.18


Deadline - YouTube has given a pilot order to It’s a Man’s World (working title), a provocative half-hour comedy taking on gender inequality in the gaming industry. It is written by Smash creator Theresa Rebeck and produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America.

4.9.17

SHOWTIME'S I'M DYING UP HERE TRAILER: MELISSA LEO WILL HAPPILY MAKE OR BREAK COMEDIANS' CAREERS IN 1970S LOS ANGELES

Vulture - Consider yourself lucky that you weren’t a struggling comedian lurking around Los Angeles in the 1970s, because yeesh, that’s one tough (and dimly lit) environment. 
4.8.17
THIS WEEK IN TV TRAILERS: 'MASTER OF NONE,' JIM CARREY'S 'I'M DYING UP HERE,' NIECY NASH IN 'CLAWS' AND MORE

The Hollywood Reporter - Executive produced by Carrey, Showtime's hourlong dramedy is inspired by the comedian's personal experience working the stand-up circuit in L.A. in the 1970s. 
4.8.17

'I'M DYING UP HERE': COMEDY TURNS DRAMATIC IN NEW TRAILER

Entertainment Weekly - Comedy is a tough business, which is probably why Showtime’s new series is called I’m Dying Up Here. But that doesn’t stop dreamers from crowding the mic for their chance to be a hit. 
3.22.17

SXSW TV: JIM CARREY'S SHOWTIME COMEDY 'I'M DYING UP HERE' WORLD PREMIERE

BlogCritics - SXSW Conference attendees at the world premiere of I’m Dying Up Here were treated to what Executive Producer Michael Aguilar called, “A very dramatic show about being funny.” The new Showtime series was championed by Jim Carrey, also an executive producer. According to Aguilar, Carrey wanted people to see the world of comedy clubs which he started working in when he was 18.
3.22.17

JIM CARREY'S 'I'M DYING UP HERE' TO PREMIERE AT EIGHTH PARIS SERIES MANIA

Variety - Jim Carrey’s Showtime drama “I’m Dying Up Here,” Adam Price’s faith-themed “Ride Upon The Storm” and Jill Soloway’s Amazon show “I Love Dick” are among 10 anticipated series set to compete at the 8th Series Mania, the Paris-set festival dedicated to premium drama from around the world.
2.26.17
OSCARS 2017 COMMENTARY: HERE'S WHY HOLLYWOOD IS STILL SO SEXIST

Fortune - What I do is hard, though, and the hardest part is navigating the tricky waters of sexism that exists in the business. As the Academy honors today's tip actors and actresses, recent findings about inequality in the entertainment business show statistics that are grim, shocking, and infuriating. 
2.21.17 ​​
SHOWTIME'S 1970S LA STAND-UP SCENE SERIES 'I'M DYING UP HERE' WILL MAKE WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW

Deadline - Showtime’s new drama series I’m Dying Up Here, set during the heyday of Hollywood’s 1970s stand-up scene will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. before the series airs on Sunday, June 4.
2.8.17

JESSICA CHASTAIN TO PRODUCE, POTENTIALLY STAR IN 1960S NASA EVENT SERIES FROM TODD KOMARNICKI & CHRISTINA WAYNE

Deadline - On the heels of the success of Hidden Figures about female African-American NASA mathematicians’ contributions to Project Mercury, an event series is looking to shine a light on another little-known group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program. In her first foray into TV producing, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain has teamed with Sully writer Todd Komarnicki and TV producer Christina Wayne (Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here) for Mercury 13 (working title), an event series project set at ITV Studios America, where Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment has a pod deal.
1.16.17

2017 MOVIE AND TELEVISION PREVIEW

Los Angeles Times - As HBO’s “Vinyl” was to classic rock, this newcomer is to the 1970s comedy boom around L.A.’s Sunset Strip. Created by Dave Flebotte (“Masters of Sex”) and executive produced by standup veteran Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here” examines the transition in comedy from setups and punchlines to something more idiosyncratic and personal.
1.9.17

SEE TRAILERS FOR SHOWTIME'S BILLIONS, I'M DYING UP HERE AND GUERRILLA

Entertainment Weekly - Showtime unveiled extended first looks at one returning series and two new ones during its presentation Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.
1.9.17

JIM CARREY: CARSON, LETTERMAN 'COULD SLAUGHTER YOU' WITH A WORD

USA Today - Jim Carrey is back behind the camera, as an executive producer of I'm Dying Up Here, a new Showtime drama set in the 1970s world of Los Angeles standup comedy.  The series centers on eight hopefuls yukking it up at Goldie's, a club run by an impresario (Melissa Leo) who can make or break them.  
1.9.17

JIM CARREY'S SHOWTIME SERIES 'I'M DYING UP HERE' PREMIERES IN JUNE

Splitsider - Showtime revealed a June premiere date today for the Jim Carrey-produced I'm Dying Up Here, which was ordered to series last year.  Based on the 2009 book by William Knoedelseder, the hourlong ensemble drama is set in the '70s LA standup scene.
1.9.17

JOHN RIDLEY'S 'GUERRILLA' & JIM CARREY-PRODUCED 'I'M DYING UP HERE' GET PREMIERE DATES ON SHOWTIME - TCA

Deadline - Drama series I’m Dying Up Here will kick off Showtime’s summer lineup, premiering June 4 at 10 PM, joining new seasons of Ray Donovan, Dice and Episodes. 
1.9.17

'I'M DYING UP HERE' CAST REVEALS STAND UP ADVICE JIM CARREY GAVE BEFORE FILMING

The Wrap -The “I’m Dying Up Here” [cast] got some very poignant advice on doing stand up from executive producer Jim Carrey before the show started production.  During the Television Critics Association press tour, series star Ari Graynor said that Carrey offered the following gem regarding the best way to do comedy: “It’s your responsibility to take the pain and alchemize it into something beautiful.”
1.9.17

SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR 'I'M DYING UP HERE' AND 'GUERRILLA'

The A.V. Club - Earlier today, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins appeared before the Television Critics Association winter press tour for the second executive session of the week.
1.9.17

SHOWTIME SETS PREMIERE DATES AND RELEASES TRAILERS FOR 'GUERRILLA,' 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Variety - The new one-hour drama series “I’m Dying Up Here” will bow on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m., kicking off the network’s summer lineup which will include new seasons of “Ray Donovan,” “Dice,” and “Episodes.”
1.9.17

'PEOPLE CHANGE ONCE THEY GET INTO THE WHITE HOUSE," JIM CARREY JOKES AT SHOWTIME 'I'M DYING UP HERE' Q&A - TCA

Deadline - Jim Carrey, exec producer of Showtime’s new hourlong dramatic comedy I’m Dying Up Here, set in L.A.’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, says he’s wanted to do “something about this era” for a long time.
8.1.16

JEFFREY NORDLING & OBBA BABATUNDE JOIN JIM CARREY-PRODUCED 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Deadline - ​Desperate Housewives alum Jeffrey Nordling and The Bold And The Beautiful‘s Obba Babatundé have joined the ensemble cast of Showtime’s new hourlong comedy series I’m Dying Up Here in recurring roles.
5.19.16


Deadline - ​Girls‘ Jake Lacy has joined the ensemble cast of Showtime’s new hourlong comedy series I’m Dying Up Here as a series regular.
1.12.16


Deadline - ​Set in L.A.’s stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, during which the careers of many of the comedy superstars began, the series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that are required to stand alone in front of an audience and make them laugh.
1.12.16

Variety - Dark comedy “I’m Dying Up Here” from exec producer Jim Carrey has been greenlit at Showtime. The series pickup was announced Tuesday by Showtime CEO David Nevins at the Television Critics Association press tour.  Set in the celebrated and infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the ’70s, when the careers of most comedy superstars began, “I’m Dying Up Here” will delve into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. The series is based on William Knoedelseder’s book of the same name.
1.12.16

The Hollywood Reporter - Fresh off renewing Shameless for a seventh season, Showtime used its platform at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour to announce the series pickup of another hourlong comedy: I'm Dying Up Here.  The project is set in the world of stand-up comedy and stars Melissa Leo and Ari Graynor and counts Jim Carrey among its executive producers.
12.7.15
ITV STUDIOS AMERICA INKS POD DEAL WITH CHRISTINA WAYNE FOR SCRIPTED SERIES

Deadline - In one of his first major moves as ITV Studios America president, Philippe Maigret has inked an exclusive producer overall deal with Christina Wayne and her Assembly Entertainment, reuniting with the scripted series producer after first signing her into a pod deal while he was CEO of Endemol Studios. 
12.7.15
ITV STUDIOS AMERICA ENTERS POD DEAL WITH ASSEMBLY ENTERTAINMENT

World Screen - ITV Studios America has firmed up an exclusive producer overall deal with Assembly Entertainment, led by former Cineflix Studios president Christina Wayne. This is the first exclusive POD deal since Philippe Maigret was named president of ITV Studios America. 
11.4.15
EIDAN HANZAI JOINS 'THE LAST SHIP'; BRIANNE HOWEY IN 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Deadline - Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2, Revenge) has joined the cast of Showtime’s hourlong dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here...Howey, repped by Untitled Entertainment, will play Kay, a spunky and promiscuous waitress at Goldie’s comedy club, the epicenter of L.A.’s stand-up scene. 
10.19.15
ALFRED MOLINA, DYLAN BAKER AMONG 6 SET AS GUEST STARS ON SHOWTIME PILOT 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Deadline - Alfred Molina (Chocolat), Dylan Baker [Film Independent At LACMA Screening And Q&A Of "Kroll Show"] [Target Sponsors The 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards]  (The Good Wife, Spider-Man 2 & 3), Al Madrigal (About A Boy, The Daily Show), Jon Daly (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Kroll Show), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), and Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) are set as guest stars for Showtime’s dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here. 
10.19.15
'GOOD WIFE' STAR TO PLAY JOHNNY CARSON IN SHOWTIME'S 'I'M DYING UP HERE' COMEDY PILOT

Variety - “The Good Wife’s” recurring player Dylan Baker has been cast as Johnny Carson. Baker’s work on the CBS legal drama, playing Colin Sweeney, earned him three Emmy nominations for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
10.16.15
OSCAR WINNER MELISSA LEO JOINS SHOWTIME'S JIM CARREY DARK COMEDY

The Hollywood Reporter - Showtime's dark Jim Carrey comedy is adding a trio of famous faces.  Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan (Captain America) and The Office alum Clark Duke have signed on for I'm Dying Up Here,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
10.16.15
MELISSA LEO TO STAR IN SHOWTIME'S DARK COMEDY 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Variety - Showtime’s pilot “I’m Dying Up Here” from exec producer Jim Carrey is filling out its cast. Oscar winner Melissa Leo is set to star in the dark comedy, Variety has learned. Sebastian Stan and Clark Duke have also joined the cast, joining previously announced talent Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino.
10.16.15
MELISSA LEO TO STAR IN SHOWTIME PILOT 'I'M DYING UP HERE'; SEBASTIAN STAN ALSO CAST

Deadline - ​Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Louie), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) are set for Showtime’s dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here.
10.8.15
ARI GRAYNOR BOARDS SHOWTIME'S JIM CARREY DARK COMEDY

The Hollywood Reporter - Ari Graynor is returning to the small screen. The actress, who previously starred in CBS' Bad Teacher, has joined the ensemble cast of Showtime's Jim Carrey dark comedy I'm Dying Up Here. The hourlong drama centers on L.A.’s celebrated and infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. 
10.8.15
ERNIE HUDSON JOINS EPIX COMEDY SERIES 'GRAVES'; ARI GRAYNOR IN SHOWTIME'S 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Deadline - ​Ari Graynor (For A Good Time Call) has joined the hourlong Showtime dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here.
9.30.15
MICHELLE PAGE JOINS 'BOSCH'; STEPHEN GUARINO IN 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

Deadline - ​ Guarino, repped by Haven Entertainment and CAA, will play Sully,  a Second City guy out of Chicago, crazy and zany, over the top to the point of tiresome, but really funny too.
9.29.15
 
'HAPPY ENDINGS' FAVORITE JOINS SHOWTIME PILOT 'I'M DYING UP HERE'

The Hollywood Reporter - Stephen Guarino has nabbed a key role in Showtime’s upcoming pilot I’m Dying Up Here. The Happy Endings alum will play Sully, a zany stand-up out of Chicago who is described as “over-the-top to the point of tiresome” in the dark comedy. He joins the previously announced RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), who will portray Adam, a struggling comedian willing to do anything to make it.
9.28.15

ANDREW SANTINO & ERIK GRIFFIN JOIN 'I'M DYING UP HERE'; SHARON LAWRENCE IN 'GAME OF SILENCE'

Deadline - ​ Andrew Santino (Mixology) and Erik Griffin (Workaholics) have joined the ensemble cast of the hourlong Showtime dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here. 
9.4.15

SHOWTIME PILOT 'I'M DYING UP HERE' CASTS 'ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL' STAR

Deadline - ​ Rising young actor RJ Cyler, who played Earl in indie darling Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, is the first regular cast in the hourlong Showtime dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here. This marks the first series regular role for the 20-year-old.
8.14.15

WGN AMERICA EYES 'DEBT' DRAMA SERIES STARRING VINCENT KARTHEISER

Deadline - In a competitive situation, WGN America has bought Debt, a spec script written byIan MacDonald, which has Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser set to star and Neil LaBute to direct. The project, from Endemol Shine Studios and Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment, is for straight-to-series consideration, with penalty attached if it doesn’t get a green light.
8.11.15

SHOWTIME ORDERS JIM CARREY DRAMA, PATTI SMITH LIMITED SERIES 'JUST KIDS'

The Hollywood Reporter - Showtime used its time at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to announce a flurry of news, including a pilot pickup for a drama set in the 1970s comedy scene from Jim Carrey and a limited series based on Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids produced by Penny Dreadful's John Logan. Carrey's I'm Dying Up Here is an hourlong drama centering on L.A.’s celebrated and infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. 
8.11.15

JIM CARREY LANDS SHOWTIME PILOT ORDER FOR SERIES SET IN 1970S L.A. COMEDY SCENE

Variety - Jim Carrey has landed a pilot order at Showtime for “I’m Dying Up Here,” an hourlong project set in the 1970s comedy scene, Variety has learned. Showtime boss David Nevins is expected to make the announcement Tuesday at the cabler’s Television Critics Assn. press tour presentation... In addition to Carrey and Flebotte (“Will & Grace,” “Desperate Housewives,” “The Bernie Mac Show”), Michael Aguilar (“The Departed,” “Semi-Pro”) and Christina Wayne (“Copper”) will also exec produce. Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “Warm Bodies”) will direct the pilot hailing from Endemol Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainment.
8.11.15

DRAMA FROM COMMON, COMEDY FROM JIM CARREY GET SHOWTIME PILOT ORDERS

Deadline - Showtime has greenlighted I’m Dying Up Here, a dark comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles from Dave Flebotte and Jim Carrey...I’m Dying Up Here, written and executive produced by former stand-up comedian-turned-TV writer Dave Flebotte (Will & Grace) and actor-comedian Jim Carrey, is set against the background of the Los Angeles stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, considered the golden age of comics in L.A. that launched the careers of a slew of comedy superstars, including Carrey.
4.7.15

TV UPFRONTS: USA DEVELOPING DRAMAS FROM ROB REINER, CATHERINE HARDWICKE, 'SUPERNATURAL' BOSS

The Hollywood Reporter - STARCHITECTS: A serialized workplace drama set in the high-stakes world of international architecture and design, the drama follows the embattled rise of a talented young architect taking on the cutthroat competition at a top-tier firm based in Los Angeles. The project is from writer/executive producer Mark Steilen (Mozart in the Jungle) and executive producer Christina Wayne (Copper) and co-executive producer Miura Kite (Game Change). Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is attached to direct and exec produce. The drama hails from Endemol Shine Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
3.11.15

THE UNCENSORED, EPIC, NEVER-TOLD STORY BEHIND 'MAD MEN'

The Hollywood Reporter - Don Draper lived on hard drives for half a decade before anybody paid him any notice. In 1999, Matthew Weiner, then an unfulfilled writer on CBS' Ted Danson sitcom Becker, spent his every off-hour doing research on the 1960s: what people wore, how they decorated their offices, what they ate and drank (and smoked, and drank some more). Then, over six days in the spring of 2001, he sketched out his vision for a show about the staff of a boutique advertising agency — Sterling Cooper — and its stylishly debauched head pitchman. 

9.24.14

BARRY PEPPER TO TOPLINE CINEMAX FRONTIER DRAMA PROJECT FROM ENDEMOL

Deadline - Thirteen years after Barry Pepper’s standout performance in HBO’s baseball movie61*, which earned him an Emmy nomination, the actor is back in the HBO family with a drama series project set up at sister network Cinemax. Pepper is attached to star in and executive produce the drama Trail Of Blood, from Endemol Studios and studio-based producer Christina Wayne.
12.13.13

JASON BLUM & CHRISTINA WAYNE TO PRODUCE HAUNTED HOTEL DRAMA FOR NBC

Deadline - Top horror feature producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and Sinister franchises) has teamed with TV executive-turned-producer Christina Wayne (Copper) for The Inn, a supernatural drama project set up at NBC. Written by Patrick Macmanus (Marco Polo) and produced by Universal TV Studios, The Inn is described as a classic ghost story that follows a group of strangers drawn to an isolated hotel by fate. 
12.6.13

ENDEMOL STUDIOS INKS DEAL WITH CHRISTINA WAYNE'S ASSEMBLY ENTERTAINMENT

The Hollywood Reporter - Endemol Studios has inked a pod deal with Christina Wayne and her company, Assembly Entertainment. The pact calls for Assembly to develop and produce scripted projects for cable and other television distribution platforms. Wayne will also develop existing and new projects for Endemol Studios.
12.6.13

CHRISTINA WAYNE IN POD DEAL WITH ENDEMOL STUDIOS, SETS DRAMA WITH TONY KRANTZ

Deadline - Endemol Studios, Endemol North America’s scripted studio operation based in Los Angeles, has signed its first pod deal, bringing in Christina Wayne and her Assembly Entertainment shingle to develop and produce scripted projects for cable and other TV distribution platforms. “Christina’s taste in material, her relationships with top talent and her experience as a writer, director, producer and as a network and studio executive will be incredibly valuable as we expand our development slate,” said Endemol Studios CEO Philippe Maigret. 
12.6.13

PRODUCER CHRISTINA WAYNE PACTS WITH ENDEMOL STUDIOS

Variety - Christina Wayne has hung out her own production shingle in a pod deal with Endemol Studios. Pact is the first of its kind for Endemol’s Los Angeles-based scripted development arm.
Wayne brings her Assembly Entertainment banner to Endemol after spending the past three years as prexy of Cineflix Studios. She first made her mark as a development exec during her earlier tenure at AMC, where she shepherded “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” to great acclaim. She also worked with Endemol in the early development of the AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” which is now heading into its fourth season.
6.20.13

'COPPER' MOVES INTO SEASON 2 ON A BIGGER PLAYING FIELD

The Hollywood Reporter - Copper had an auspicious start on BBC America last year. The network's first scripted original, a precursor to recent darling Orphan Black, it was greeted with strong ratings, critical favor and a speedy renewal. And while the show isn't straying from its lavish (if grimy) Five Points, New York City, setting during its sophomore run, the creative team behind Copper say there is a noticeable evolution in the approach to storytelling.
2.6.13

DAVID DENMAN CAST IN 'BEVERLY HILLS COP' PILOT, DONAL LOGUE JOINS 'COPPER' SEASON 2

Deadline - ​Sons Of Anarchy alum Donal Logue has joined the second season of BBC America/Shaw Media’s period drama series Copper, produced by Cineflix Studios. Logue plays Brendan Donovan, a general who has recently returned from the battlefields of the Civil War to his station in Five Points. 
10.18.12

'COPPER' RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

Variety - BBC America’s first original series, “Copper,” has received an order for a second season.  First season, which ends Sunday, is the cabler’s highest-rated drama in its history, averaging just over 1 million viewers each week live-plus-7 figures are included. “Copper” premiered on Aug. 19 and drew a cumulative total of 2.7 million viewers.
From Cineflix Studios and exec producers Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Will Rokos and Christina Wayne, show examines the rough-and-tumble life in Manhattan in 1864. 
10.18.12

BBC AMERICA'S BREAKOUT DRAMA 'COPPER' RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

Deadline - BBC America has made it official, renewing its first original scripted series, Copper, for a second season. The news comes ahead of the period drama’s Season 1 finale Sunday. The channel has ordered 13 episodes for Copper, which is produced by Cineflix Studios, vs. 10 for its freshman season. It marked BBC America and Cineflix’s first original scripted series. “Copper has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel,” said Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America.
9.5.12
 
BBC AMERICA HITS NEW HIGHS WITH 'DOCTOR WHO' PREMIERE & 'COPPER'

Deadline - It was a very good Labor Day weekend for BBC America. The September 1 season premiere of Doctor Who and the broadcast of the third episode of the new historical police drama Copper delivered the network its highest rated weekend ever...The Cineflix-produced Copper, which debuted on August 19 with 1,805,000 viewers, has become BBC America’s highest rated drama ever, with more than a million viewers a week.
8.21.12
 
'COPPER' MEDALS FOR BBC AMERICA

Variety - BBC America’s “Copper” gave the network its most-watched series premiere ever, with 1.1 million viewers for its initial airing Sunday.  The skein, which is the cabler’s first original drama, added another 374,000 viewers in a repeat airing immediately after its 10 p.m. premiere and eventually amassed 1.8 million viewers over four airings...“This is a great result for BBC America, as our distribution continues to grow – now approaching 80 million homes,” BBC Worldwide America g.m. of channels Perry Simon said. 
8.16.12
 
SLUMS OF NEW YORK TEEM WITH LIFE AND DEATH

New York Times - BBC America’s first original series, the 10-episode “Copper,” which has its premiere on Sunday, inevitably invites comparisons [to "Gangs of New York"]. “Copper” begins a year after the 1863 Draft Riots in New York, where “Gangs” left off. Even before a single line is spoken, the contrast between the television series and the film is striking.  There is no sky in the Five Points of “Copper.” 
8.16.12
 
FIGHTING CRIME IN AN OLDER, DIRTIER MANHATTAN

New York Times - “Copper” is BBC America’s declaration of independence: the first original drama from a channel built on British imports. And unlike the science-fiction and reality fare (“Doctor Who,” “Top Gear”) that BBC America has focused on, “Copper” is a prestige product, a dark and serious show that’s being thrown into the deep end of the cable television pool on Sunday night, where its time-slot competitors include AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” HBO’s “Newsroom” and USA’s “Political Animals.”
8.6.12
 
FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS INKS MULTI-MARKET DEAL FOR CINEFLIX STUDIOS' 'COPPER'

The Hollywood Reporter - ​Fox International Channels (FIC) has inked a multi-market deal with Canada’s Cineflix Studios for the BBC America immigrant drama Copper.  FIC has taken the exclusive first window pay-TV window for the period drama created by Tom Fontana for Australia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Africa and Latin America. The series, set in 1860s New York City and starring Tom Weston-Jones, is set to debut next month on Showcase in Canada. 
8.1.12
 
BBC AMERICA ON 'COPPER': TCA

Deadline - ​​For its first-ever foray into original scripted series, BBC America made a surprising choice in centering the show on the  period in America during the Civil War rather than a subject impacting the other side of the pond. The new show,Copper, premieres on Aug, 19 and carries a first rate pedigree, produced by no less than Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) and Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life On The Street). 
8.1.12

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TV EXEC SWITCHES SIDES

The Hollywood Reporter - When I left AMC in 2009, I feared that nobody would ever return my phone call again. When you're a buyer -- I was senior vp scripted series and miniseries -- you have a lot of "friends." But would people be just as interested in talking to me in my role as president of Cineflix Studios, a newly formed production company just entering the scripted space after a decade of success in unscripted?
7.11.12

BLEAK, BRUTAL, BRILLIANT 'BREAKING BAD': INSIDE THE SMASH HIT THAT ALMOST NEVER GOT MADE

The Hollywood Reporter - ​​The results speak for themselves. As the much-praised drama heads into its penultimate season July 15, it's dismissive to suggest that the series is just a study in envelope-pushing. Since its against-all-odds premiere in 2008, amid the soon-to-be imploding economy, the series with a quirky name -- a Southern colloquialism meaning "raising hell" -- has catapulted Gilligan and a cast of mostly unknowns into the medium's highest critical ranks. 
6.6.12

MY FANTASY NIGHT WITH 'MAD MEN'S' JOAN

The Hollywood Reporter - I'm not a Joan. Far from it. I'm a Peggy with attempts to wear my squareness on the inside. Joan is the girl I judged for sleeping with her married boss, pitied when she allowed her fiance to rape her on the office floor, marveled from afar the gravitational pull of the male gaze toward her melon breasts and zaftig form. She wasn't the type of girl I'd befriend, either. She was all Marilyn when I tended to seek out Jackies.
4.2.12
 
BBC AMERICA'S 'COPPER' TO PREMIERE AUG. 19

Deadline - ​​For its first-ever foray into original scripted series, BBC America made a surprising choice in centering the show on the  period in America during the Civil War rather than a subject impacting the other side of the pond. The new show,Copper, premieres on Aug, 19 and carries a first rate pedigree, produced by no less than Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) and Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life On The Street). 
4.1.12
 
MIPTV 2012: 'COPPER' PRODUCER, ACTORS PREVIEW BBC AMERICA'S IMMIGRANT DRAMA

The Hollywood Reporter - ​​Show producer Christina Wayne and stars Tom Weston-Jones and Franka Potente tell THR what to expect from the network's first scripted series, set to premiere on August 19th... “We’re going head on into the competition,” the show’s executive producer, Cineflix’ Christina Wayne, told The Hollywood Reporter of the highly competitive Sunday time slot, adding that the timing was calculated... While at AMC, Wayne was behind global hit Mad Men -- also a nostalgic romp through New York. 
3.24.12

THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT YOU 'MAD MEN' ON HER NEXT HIT (AND HER GUILTY PLEASURE)

Forbes - That “Mad Men” is the best thing on TV right now might be self-evident to the millions of crazed fans who will don fedoras and sweater sets and swig Scotch and gin at their viewing parties Sunday night, but it was anything but obvious to the numerous TV executives who passed on the project in the years before it found a home at AMC. Creator Matthew Weiner’s vision might have lingered in limbo forever had it not been for Christina Wayne, AMC’s former head of original programming, who saw the potential in it that the others had missed. 
3.13.12
 
NEW SERIES 'COPPER' TO TURN UP THE HEAT AT MIPTV

The Hollywood Reporter - ​​Cineflix Studios’ new series Copper will generate heat on the Croisette when the series launches at this year’s MIPTV market. Copper's executive producer Christina Wayne and showrunner and executive producer Tom Fontana will join the show’s cast members Franka Potente and Tom Weston-Jones in Cannes to talk about the brand new scripted drama.
1.4.12
 
UPCOMING 'COPPER' BOOKS ACTORS

The Hollywood Reporter - ​​Several thesps with crime-show pedigrees have been added to BBC America’s upcoming police drama “Copper”: “MI-5” actor Tom Weston-Jones and “Damages” vet Anastasia Griffith will star alongside Kyle Schmid (Lifetime’s “Blood Ties”) and “Bourne” franchise performer Franka Potente in the Cineflix Studios/Shaw Media co-production, set to debut on BBC America this summer.
1.4.12
 
TOM WESTON-JONES LANDS LEAD IN 'COPPER', FRANKA POTENTE & TESSA THOMPSON CO-STAR

Deadline - ​​Several thesps with crime-show pedigrees have been added to BBC America’s upcoming police drama “Copper”: “MI-5” actor Tom Weston-Jones and “Damages” vet Anastasia Griffith will star alongside Kyle Schmid (Lifetime’s “Blood Ties”) and “Bourne” franchise performer Franka Potente in the Cineflix Studios/Shaw Media co-production, set to debut on BBC America this summer.
12.12.11
 
ANASTASIA GRIFFITH TO CO-STAR IN BBC AMERICA'S DRAMA SERIES 'COPPER'

Deadline - ​​Anastasia Griffith, who recurs on ABC’sOnce Upon A Time, has landed a co-starring role in BBC America’s first scripted series, drama Copper. The 10-episode series, from Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, is produced by Canadian-based Cineflix Studios. Co-created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos, Coppercenters on an Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York, a role that has not been cast yet. 
10.3.11
 
BETA FILM SECURES KEY EUROPEAN RIGHTS TO TOM FONTANA'S 'COPPER'

The Hollywood Reporter - ​​Canadian drama producer Cineflix Studios has signed a European distribution deal with German distributor Beta Film for Copper, the 10-hour crime drama series for BBC America show-run by Tom Fontana.  The agreement, unveiled at MIPCOM 2011, sees Beta Film taking the rights for Germany, France, southern and eastern Europe and Asia, among other territories.
10.3.11
 
BETA NABS 'COPPER'

Variety - ​​Cineflix Studios has signed a distribution deal with Germany’s Beta Film for “Copper,” its 10-hour crime drama, co-commissioned with BBC America. Beta takes rights for Germany, France, Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Set in 1860s Gotham, “Copper” centers around Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-immigrant cop who is attempting to uncover the truth about the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
8.31.11
 
'MAD MEN' MAY TIE RECORD AS EMMY'S DRAMA SERIES CHAMP

Los Angeles Times - ​​What do "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "The West Wing" all have in common? They hold the record for winning the Emmy Award for best drama series the most times: four apiece. AMC's "Mad Men" can join that illustrious group if it wins the top award again Sept. 18.
7.28.11
 
BBC AMERICA TAKES A SHINE TO 'COPPER'

Variety - ​​BBC America has ordered its first original series, “Copper,” co-created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos.  Barry Levinson and Christina Wayne will also exec produce the drama, which has a 10-episode order. Series will follow a young Irish policeman in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York.  “The show maintains our connectivity in a bold and smart way,” said BBC America g.m. Perry Simon at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. 
7.28.11
 
TCA: BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES, TOM FONTANA'S 'COPPER'

Deadline - ​​After months of deal-making, BBC America today officially announced that it has given a 10-episode order toCopper, its first original scripted drama series. The show hails from Canadian-based Cineflix Studios, which has been ramping up scripted development under former AMC executive Christina Wayne. Copper, which centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York, was co-created by Tom Fontana and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball). 
8.29.10

'MODERN FAMILY' AND 'MAD MEN' WIN AT EMMYS

The New York Times - The outstanding drama, for the third year in a row, was “Mad Men,” which put the AMC cable channel on the map. “We’re now in our fourth season; I didn’t even think we’d get through half of one,” said Matthew Weiner, the executive producer, who also received a writing award.
7.19.10

FORMER AMC EXECUTIVE CHRISTINA WAYNE BACK AS PRESIDENT OF CINEFLIX STUDIOS

Deadline - Based in New York office, Wayne will be responsible for overseeing Cineflix’s push into scripted programming in the USA, the UK and Canada. Cineflix Studios plans to develop, produce, finance and distribute in-house scripted programming, while also coming on board as a lay-off studio for material developed externally. 
7.19.10

WAYNE TO LAUNCH CINEFLIX STUDIOS

Variety - Christina Wayne, the former AMC programming exec who shepherded the development of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” has joined Canuck indie Cineflix to launch the company’s Gotham-based Cineflix Studios arm. Wayne has been recruited to expand the company’s operations into scripted programming. 
12.12.08

THE 25 SMARTEST PEOPLE IN TV

Entertainment Weekly - Wayne remade [AMC] from a repository of random movies into a purveyor of some of television's finest dramas, courtesy of the Emmy-winning "Mad Men" and the critically adored "Breaking Bad."  
12.1.08

THE CABLE GAL

W Magazine - Though her title—senior vice president of scripted series and miniseries at AMC—implies gravitas, it is Wayne’s starry-eyed idealism that has helped turn a sleepy station that played old movies into cable’s newest phenomenon. Under her leadership, the channel has spawned Mad Men, which garnered a whopping 16 Emmy nominations this year and had six wins, including one for best dramatic series; it was the first time a basic cable channel had ever taken the night’s top honor. She also helped develop a second cult hit, Breaking Bad—whose lead, Bryan Cranston, scored the Emmy for best actor in a drama this year—and the Robert Duvall miniseries Broken Trail, which drew 9.8 million viewers (a hefty number for basic cable) and won three Emmys in 2007. 
9.22.08​

EMMYS: THE 2008 WINNERS

Entertainment Weekly - AMC scored twice, with a Best Drama award for Mad Men and a Best Actor, Drama, win for Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad. 
1.27.08

AMC PROMOTES 'TRAIL' BOSS

The Hollywood Reporter - Christina Wayne, who oversaw the development of AMC's record-breaking miniseries "Broken Trail" and its original series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," has been upped to senior vp scripted series and miniseries. Wayne will oversee development of all original series and movies, working closely with creators and writers to find and cultivate projects for production.
1.25.08

AMC PROMOTES CHRISTINA WAYNE

Variety - AMC is pinning senior VP stripes on Christina Wayne, the exec who helped develop the Golden Globe-winning “Mad Men” and the just-premiered “Breaking Bad.”  Wayne will oversee development of original series and miniseries as AMC seeks to expand on the success of its early scripted projects. 
12.15.06

'TRAIL' BLAZING SUITS AMC

The Hollywood Reporter - The Golden Globes has made cable channel AMC one-for-one on the awards circuit.  The Cablevision-owned network received its first-ever nominations for its first original-programming effort, the June miniseries "Broken Trail." The four-hour Western drama collected three mentions, one for best miniseries/motion picture for TV and actor nods for Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church.
11.15.05

WAYNE'S DOMAIN IS AMC SKEINS

Variety - AMC has hired feature writer-director Christina Wayne to oversee scripted series and movies for the cabler.  Wayne, who has served as a consultant for the network for the past year, will report directly to exec VP and programming, packaging and production Rob Sorcher. Her title will be vice president.
11.15.05

SWAIN SIGNS TO TOP 'TART' FOR INTERLIGHT

Variety - Tyro helmer Christina Wayne directs from her own 1980s-set script, a dark coming-of-age drama.