or


[09/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Showtime Begins Production on New Crime Drama "Dexter" in South Florida

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME BEGINS PRODUCTION ON NEW CRIME DRAMA "DEXTER" IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Network Takes Advantage Of Florida Film Commission Incentive Project

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2005) - Showtime Networks will begin production in Miami-Dade County, Fla., this week (September 18) on an ambitious new crime thriller pilot, DEXTER, starring Michael C. Hall ("Six Feet Under"). The new pilot follows Dexter Morgan (Hall), a mild-mannered, likeable forensics expert for the Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer with a penchant for inflicting his own unusual brand of retribution-he "only" murders or maims "the guilty."

The network is taking advantage of a lucrative Florida Film Commission incentive program which provides a 15% rebate of all money spent in Florida on the production - up to $2 million dollars - to encourage film and television production in the state. The incentive, which was launched in 2003, was refunded by the state legislature for 2006 with $10 million, its largest budget to date.

"I've always felt that location is a strong starring character and adds to the success of many shows," said Robert Greenblatt, SHOWTIME President of Entertainment. "Being able to take advantage of this great incentive from the Florida Film Commission made it feasible for us to film this pilot entirely in Florida with the steamy backdrop of Miami-Dade County."

"We couldn't be more pleased that Showtime has taken advantage of Florida's Production Incentive to film 'Dexter' here in Miami," said Jeff Peel, Director of the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment. "The pilot has a great cast and production team, and an edgy quirkiness that fits perfectly with Miami's exotic locations."

DEXTER is a one-hour pilot based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay, himself a South Florida native. Orphaned at the age of four, Dexter is adopted by a police officer and his family, and learns to channel his gruesome passion for human vivisection by only butchering other serial killers. Dexter is portrayed as the "good guy" as he struggles to keep up appearances as a caring, socially responsible human being.

Former "Six Feet Under" helmer Michael Cuesta has also been signed to direct and writer/creator James Manos Jr. ("The Sopranos"), will executive produce with John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton.

Since the mid-1980s Miami-Dade's film and entertainment industry has grown tremendously resulting in a world-class entertainment establishment. The Miami-Dade Mayor's Office of Film & Entertainment, which provides service and assistance to film, television, music and commercial production, reports that the area boasts over 2,400 motion picture and video businesses, over 400 production companies, 27 sound stages and 150 postproduction facilities among other services.





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





[10/17/17 - 01:54 PM]
2017 ALCS on FOX & FS1 Averaging 5,815,000 Viewers, Off to Best Start Since 2013
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its ALCS coverage to date.

[10/17/17 - 01:35 PM]
Oxygen Media's Two-Night Special "Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks" Premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7PM ET/PT
"'Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks' catapults viewers into Jeffrey Dahmer's psyche, providing a unique look at the life of a serial killer that shook the nation," said Rod Aissa.

[10/17/17 - 01:01 PM]
Season Three of "UnREAL" Returns February 26
In the new season, Caitlin FitzGerald takes the reins as Everlasting's female "suitress," Serena.

[10/17/17 - 01:00 PM]
First Table Read of ABC's "Roseanne" Revival
The cast of the iconic comedy series "Roseanne" gathers for their first table read for the revival's premiere episode entitled "Twenty Years to Life."

[10/17/17 - 12:31 PM]
"Nightline" Wins in Total Viewers for Third Week in a Row This Season
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 9-13.

[10/17/17 - 12:24 PM]
"Engaging Father Christmas" Premieres November 12, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Based on the series of Father Christmas books by Robin Jones Gunn, the film is a sequel to last year's highly rated "Finding Father Christmas."

[10/17/17 - 12:22 PM]
Freeform Throws the Ultimate Night in with "Movie Night with Karlie Kloss" to Premiere December 28
Taking the ultimate movie night to the next level, the supermodel, tech guru and fashion icon will invite some of her closest friends for an evening of movies, games, baking and fun, all while watching some of the most beloved "movie night" films.

[10/17/17 - 11:53 AM]
"The Gifted" Marks Television's Highest-Rated Fall Debut in Monday 9PM Time Period in Live + 7 Day Ratings in Three Years
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of October 2-8.

[10/17/17 - 11:18 AM]
ABC Claims 8 of the Week's Top 20 Entertainment Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/17 - 11:06 AM]
"The Late Show" Wins Late Night for the Third Straight Week to Start the Season
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 9-13.

[10/17/17 - 11:05 AM]
TBS Announces Programming at New York Comedy Festival
Located at the new hotel property PUBLIC, the TBS Comedy HUB will serve as the festival's headquarters, where fans and NYCF attendees can gain free access to exclusive TBS-curated programming, including all-star talent and fan-forward experiences.

[10/17/17 - 10:49 AM]
CBS Wins in Viewers for the Third Consecutive Week
CBS spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/17 - 10:17 AM]
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" Spreads Musical Cheer as Animated Special Arrives Friday, Nov. 24 on NBC
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" marks the return of Anna Kendrick as the voice of Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch and Zooey Deschanel as Bridget.

[10/17/17 - 09:38 AM]
With "SNF" #1 Overall & "This Is Us," "Voice" & "Will & Grace" Ranking as 4 of the Top 10 Entertainment Shows, NBC Wins Week of Oct. 9-15
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/17/17 - 09:31 AM]
Freeform Gets Hitched to "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings," Network Greenlights Seven New Episodes of Unscripted Series to Premiere Spring 2018
On the heels of the breakout special that aired in May 2017, "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" garnered nearly three million views across linear and digital, making it Freeform's highest-rated unscripted TV special to date.