or


[01/21/14 - 07:11 AM]
"Power" to Surge at MIPTV 2014
"We are looking forward to bringing this story to audiences around the world," said executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

[via press release from MIPTV]

"Power" To Surge At MIPTV 2014

NEW STARZ ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON IS WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING

PARIS, Jan. 21, 2014 -- MIPTV announces the exclusive preview of the upcoming Starz original drama series, "Power," as the MIPTV 2014 World Premiere TV Screening.

The eight-episode first season was created by showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh ("The Good Wife") with Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, on board as Executive Producer and part of a stellar cast.

"Power" tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner, James 'Ghost' St. Patrick, who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turning the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the nightclub, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he has always dreamed of. Set in modern day New York, the series will film in and around the city's five boroughs, making New York a major character throughout the season.

"I am excited to host the World Premiere TV Screening of 'Power' at MIPTV with Starz. We are looking forward to bringing this story to audiences around the world," said Executive Producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson.

"Starz is thrilled to premiere 'Power' at MIPTV 2014," said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. "It's a universal story of power, seduction and the desire for redemption, all set against one of the most striking and glamorous backdrops in the world - New York City. We believe world-wide audiences will be swept up in the storytelling, the city and the music. MIPTV is the perfect setting to premiere 'Power.'"

"We are honoured that Starz has chosen to showcase its latest major new series as a World Premiere TV Screening at MIPTV. This underlines the impact of the event, which is ideally suited to a show like 'Power' that is bound to have wide appeal to the numerous international buyers and media present in Cannes," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.

The cast is led by Omari Hardwick ("Sparkle," "For Colored Girls," "Kick Ass") who is joined by Lela Loren ("Snitch," "Gang Related"), Naturi Naughton ("Fame," "The Client List," "Mad Men") and Joseph Sikora ("Jack Reacher," "Safe," "Boardwalk Empire"). Hardwick stars as main character James 'Ghost' St. Patrick; Loren plays Angela Valdes, an old flame of James' who unexpectedly reenters his life; Naughton will play Tasha St. Patrick, wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James and Sikora plays Tommy Egan, childhood best friend and business partner to Ghost.

Mark Canton ("300," "Immortals," "300: Rise of an Empire"), Randall Emmett ("End of Watch," "2 Guns," "Lone Survivor") and David Knoller ("Big Love," "Carnivale") also serve as Executive Producers. The series is being produced in association with CBS Television Studios. Filmed on location in and around New York, the city itself is also a major player in the series, which is being produced in association with CBS Television Studios. Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.

Executive Producers, alongside Kemp Agboh and Jackson, include Mark Canton, ("300," "Immortals"), Randall Emmett ("End of Watch") and David Knoller ("Big Love," "Carnivale").

The MIPTV World Premiere TV Screening takes place on Monday 7 April in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. The screening of "Power" will be followed by an on-stage conversation with Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, along with the series' lead actor Omari Harwick and creator Courtney Kemp Agboh. The talent will later walk the red carpet to attend the MIPTV Opening Night Party.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the MIPTV entertainment market takes place in Cannes from 7-10 April.

For press registration details, please click here.

To follow industry news, check out MIPTV's Scoop.it TV Trends.

Subscribe to our TV Trends Newsletter and receive monthly exclusive content about TV & media industry trends and consumer insights (through reports, industry leaders interviews and more.)

About MIPTV - Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrated its 50th anniversary. www.miptv.com

About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, LeWeb Paris and London for internet forward-thinkers, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com





  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· POWER (STARZ)











[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
Netflix Orders Third Season of "Hemlock Grove"
Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.

[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Houdini" Mesmerizies 3.7 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/14 - 12:11 PM]
TNT Announces Restaurants Set to Participate in New Series "On the Menu," Premiering Friday, Oct. 3
Host Ty Pennington and legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse headline the series in which everyday cooks will vie for the chance to have their own dishes served in major restaurant chains across the country.

[09/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
Spike TV Presents a Compelling Inside Look at the Life of America's Greatest Daredevil, Evel Knievel
The 90-minute special will premiere on Spike TV Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/02/14 - 10:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior" Top Demos
FOX and NBC both share the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/02/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Scares Up Some Fun During Its 16th Annual "13 Nights pf Halloween" Holiday Programming Event, Airing October 19th - 31st
The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out."

[09/02/14 - 09:59 AM]
Ted Gold Named Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series, Spike TV
Gold previously served as President of Television and Executive Producer at Parkes+Macdonald/Universal Television, under an overall deal with NBCUniversal.

[09/02/14 - 09:08 AM]
Nickelodeon Teams Up with NFL, MLS and NASCAR for NickSports -- New Primetime Sports-Themed Block
The block will feature a rotating lineup of sports-themed content including series, specials and documentaries from leagues and key athletes, as well as acquired theatrical movies.

[09/02/14 - 08:36 AM]
Viriginia Beach Is Chosen as Final City on Nickelodeon's "Road to Worldwide Day of Play"
The network will spend three days in Virginia Beach (Sept. 10-12), encouraging kids to get active by bringing Nickelodeon-themed games, costumed characters and live-action stars to local events in the area.

[09/02/14 - 08:33 AM]
"Colin's Football Show" Opens Second Season with New Theme and Fresh Segments
The hour-long program will introduce new elements this year, including the debut of a fresh open, as well as the return of some of last season's most entertaining segments.

[09/02/14 - 07:50 AM]
"Terror at the Mall," A Harrowing Inside Look at the Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Debuts Sept. 15 on HBO
The film recalls the horror of the attack, as well as the courage and resilience of ordinary citizens in the face of mass murder.

[09/02/14 - 05:00 AM]
CBS's "The Talk" Kicks Off Season 5 Monday, Sept. 8!
In what promises to be their boldest premiere yet, the hosts will face their biggest fears, reveal intimate secrets and, for the first time, live-tweet during the show.

[09/01/14 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 26
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.