EMEA Exec Emma SmartDisney has recruited Emma Smart, Netflix’s London-based director of business affairs for original series, as its VP for business affairs, originals. Smart will report to Diego Londono, Disney’s EVP, media networks and content, negotiating UK-based original productions, as well as having oversight of European production deals. She will work alongside Sonja Brugger, VP acquisitions and commercial affairs, and Liam Keelan, VP, original production. Prior to joining Netflix in 2018, she was head of business affairs for drama at ITV.
‘’ Season 3 Begins ShootingNetflix has announced that Season 3 of Ricky Gervais comedyAfter Lifehas started shooting. Set in the small, fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. Produced by Derek Productions, the third season forms part of an overall deal Gervais has with Netflix. The six-part series is created, written, and directed by Gervais. Charlie Hanson is the producer and Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.Read more: Deadline Hollywood »
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Billions of cicadas will soon appear in the eastern US, the biggest emergence event since 2004. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.