or


[07/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Three-Time Oscar Nominee Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") Signs Deal with NBC to Create and Produce New Drama Series

[via press release from NBC]

THREE-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE FRANK DARABONT ("THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION") SIGNS DEAL WITH NBC TO CREATE AND PRODUCE NEW DRAMA SERIES

BURBANK, Calif. -- July 24, 2005 -- NBC has signed a deal with Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile") -- a three-time Oscar nominated writer-director-producer -- to create one drama series and produce a second drama series, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"We're sky-high over our upcoming association with such a creative force as Frank Darabont," said Reilly. "Frank's storytelling is always riveting, challenging and cutting edge, and his body of work is a good fit with our direction in drama development."

"I have been excited about getting into television for some time and I could not be more thrilled to have found a home with Kevin Reilly and all the wonderful talent at NBC," said Frank Darabont.

Darabont first attracted industry notice in 1994 for his direction and screenplay of the feature film "The Shawshank Redemption," which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (the film gained six other nominations). He received a second Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Green Mile" (which he also directed). Darabont also was honored with a Writers Guild of America nomination for "The Shawshank Redemption" and a Writers Guild and Directors Guild of America nomination for "The Green Mile."

In 2001, Darabont directed and produced "The Majestic," starring Jim Carrey. He is currently directing his own screenplay in a new version of the classic film "Fahrenhiet 451."

Earlier, Darabont was an executive producer of "Collateral" (starring Tom Cruise and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx) and produced the film "The Salton Sea." His other feature writing credits include the screenplay for 1994's "Frankenstein."





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· UNTITLED FRANK DARABONT PROJECT (NBC)





[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.

[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"
The series continues its focus on music legends with new episodes featuring such A-list sensations Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
NBC Wins the Night in the 18-49 Demo More Than Doubling the Nearest Competitor
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Original Docuseries "Cement Heads"
The series - due on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30/9:30c - marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.

[07/23/14 - 08:00 AM]
IDW Kicks Open the Doors to Comic-Con with "Orphan Black"!
IDW's series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of "Orphan Black."

[07/23/14 - 07:26 AM]
Head to the Beach with "Shark Week" for the First-Ever FinFest
FinFest is a two-day, two-night celebration on the shores of Hermosa Beach, California on August 9 and 10.

[07/23/14 - 07:00 AM]
TBS's "Conan" to Welcome Cast of Netflix's Emmy(R)-Nominated Hit Comedy Series "Orange Is the New Black" on Monday, Aug. 4
Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne and series co-star Jason Biggs will all join host Conan O'Brien from Stage 15 at Warner Bros.

[07/23/14 - 06:06 AM]
NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network to Present 17 Hours of ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Friday - Sunday
Athletes participating in the event include Americans; Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross, Phil Dalhausser, Sean Rosenthal, as well as some of the premier volleyball players from Italy, Brazil and Germany.

[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.