AMC Networks Acquires North American Rights To ‘Monsieur Spade’ Drama Starring Clive Owen From Scott Frank & Tom Fontana; Black Bear TV To Produce

AMC Networks has acquired North American rights to Monsieur Spade, a one-hour drama starring Clive Owen from The Queen’s Gambit co-creator Scott Frank and City On A Hill showrunner Tom Fontana. Black Bear Television also has joined as the series’ studio and will deficit finance.

Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Launches International Division With John Friedberg At The Helm — Cannes

STX’s former President of International John Friedberg is joining Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear to spearhead the company’s international sales and distribution business, we can reveal. Friedberg, who we revealed yesterday is leaving STX after a seven year stint, will be President of Black Bear International, which we’re told has had substantial backing from Schwarzman.

Black Bear Pictures & New Regency Form Joint Venture Double Agent For Production Of Non-Fiction Content; Dana O’Keefe To Head Up As President

Black Bear Pictures and New Regency today announced the launch of Double Agent, a new joint venture designed to produce and finance non-fiction content spanning all genres and formats for a global audience. New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer and Black Bear Pictures’ Teddy Schwarzman have joined forces to utilize their combined strategic expertise, financial acumen and resources to take advantage of the extraordinary growth of the audience for non-fiction and the unprecedented opportunities that now exist in the documentary marketplace.

Dave Franco Sets ‘Somebody I Use To Know’ As Next Directing Job At Amazon With Alison Brie, Jay Ellis and Kiersey Clemons Set To Star

After making his directing debut with the thriller The Rental, Dave Franco has found his next project to helm as he has come on to direct Somebody I Use To Know for Amazon Studios. Insiders also tell Deadline that Alison Brie, Jay Ellis and Kiersey Clemons are on board to star. Brie also co-wrote the script with Franco and the film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner, and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman, Leigh Kittay, and Michael Heimler. Franco, Brie, Temple Hill’s Laura Quicksilver, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman, and Bart Lipton will exec produce.