or


[07/06/17 - 12:00 PM]
Legendary Horror Director John Carpenter Inks Overall Deal with Universal Cable Productions
UCP and Carpenter are already in development on "Tales for a Halloween Night" for Syfy.

[via press release from Universal Cable Productions]

LEGENDARY HORROR DIRECTOR JOHN CARPENTER INKS OVERALL DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS

Iconic Director of "Halloween," "The Thing," and "Escape from New York" To Develop "Tales for a Halloween Night" As TV Series for SYFY

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA- July 6, 2017- Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced an overall development deal with John Carpenter, the celebrated director of horror films including "Halloween," "The Thing," and "Escape from New York." Under the new deal, Carpenter will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner. The announcement was made today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP.

"John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams," said Olmstead. "We are thrilled to have a master of the horror genre join UCP."

"I'm excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. On one hand it's a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it's a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming," said Carpenter.

UCP and Carpenter are already in development on "Tales for a Halloween Night" for SYFY. Based on Carpenter's award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you've finished reading. A search for a writer is underway.

Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing "Nightside," based on the literary series by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel ("Scream: The TV Series") attached to write the script. Nightside is the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's the place to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your nature - and to hell with the consequences.

"Tales for a Halloween Night" and "Nightside" are the latest addition to UCP's impressive genre development slate. The award-winning studio is in various stages of production and script development on a range of series including: "Happy!" for SYFY; "The Sinner," "Damnation," and "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G" for USA Network; "The Purge" for USA Network and SYFY; "All That Glitters" for Bravo; and "Impulse" for YouTube Red.

A native of Carthage, NY, Carpenter attended Western Kentucky University and the USC School of Cinema, where he began working on "Dark Star." His breakthrough film, "Halloween," spawned several sequels. He further cemented his reputation as a master of the genre with hits including "Escape From New York," "The Thing," "They Live," and "Big Trouble in Little China." On the small screen, Carpenter directed the mini-series "Elvis," and Showtime's horror trilogy "John Carpenter Presents Body Bags" as well as two episodes of STARZ "Masters of Horror." On Halloween 2014, Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with "Vortex," the first single from Lost Themes, his first album of non-soundtrack material which achieved numerous international milestones and affirmed Carpenter's lasting influence on genre score work. Lost Themes II was released with much fanfare, April of 2016, kicking off a twenty-nine city international tour around the world.

Sandy King has produced major theatrical hits including "They Live" and "John Carpenter's Vampires." For television she produced "John Carpenter's Body Bags." She continues to expand her comic book universe by both creating and writing the award-winning "Asylum" series. King also created, edited and writes stories for "Tales for a Halloween Night" along with Carpenter.

Carpenter and King are represented by APA and Stankevich Law, Inc. Jill Blotevogel is represented by APA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP. Simon Green is represented by APA and JABberwocky Literary Agency.

About Universal Cable Productions:

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks including the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning drama "Mr. Robot," "Colony," "Damnation," "Falling Water," "Playing House," "Shooter," "The Sinner," "Suits" and "Unsolved" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Blood Drive," "Channel Zero," "Happy!," "Killjoys," "The Magicians," "Nightflyers," on SYFY; "The Purge" on USA and SYFY; "All That Glitters," "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" and "Imposters" on Bravo; "The Arrangement" and "The Royals" on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "HarmonQuest" on Seeso; and "Impulse" on YouTube Red. UCP's content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning "Monk" as well as "Psych" and "Battlestar Galactica." Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.





  [july 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT (SYFY)





[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.

[05/24/18 - 11:54 AM]
CBS Is America's Most-Watched Network in 2017-2018 Across Primetime, Daytime and Late Night
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 10:30 AM]
"Baskets" Renewed for a Fourth Season on FX
"'Baskets' continues to deliver thanks to the dream creative team led by Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, and we couldn't be happier to order a fourth season to air next year," Eric Schrier said.

[05/24/18 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) to Air Uninterrupted "Twin Peaks" Emmy(R) FYC Marathon on Saturday, June 2
In addition, all parts are also available to subscribers on multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites and applications and their free On Demand channels.