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MGM Resurrects UA With Mark Burnett as CEO

MGM has acquired a 55% stake in the production companies jointly owned by Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment, reviving United Artists to house the investment. Burnett will serve as CEO of the new United Artists Media Group. Downey will be president of LightWorkers Media, the faith-andfamily unit. The latest incarnation of the UA brand aims to produce TV shows, films and digital content for a wide range of global platforms. The partners also intend to launch an over-the-top channel aimed at the faithbased audience. The deal includes Burnett's interests in "Survivor," "Shark Tank," "The Voice" and "The Bible."

Hulu Boards Stephen King's JFK Miniseries

Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for "11/22/63," a ninehour adaptation of Stephen King's timetravel novel, from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. …

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