1. DirecTV Gets Original: Original content continues to take hold at the DirecTV. The satellite provider has picked up Peter Ackerman’s “Things You
Shouldn’t Say After Midnight” for a 10-episode run, marking the network’s first foray into scripted comedy. Read more about the news here.
2. “American Jesus:” The documentary “American Jesus” makes its exclusive
VOD premiere today on Vutopia, the Time Warner Cable and Bright House
Networks’ movie subscription service, in partnership with Gravitas
3. Netflix News: For its latest original series, Wagner Moura, Brazil’s top film star, will play drug trafficker and politician Pablo
Escobar in “Narcos,” from Jose Padilha and Gaumont
International Television. Read more about the original series here.
4. DocChat: Join POV in a Twitter chat for a discussion on balancing your day job
and your documentary. Exchange advice with documentary filmmakers about
creating successful work and taking risks while making ends meet. Join the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #docchat on Tuesday, April 1 from 7-8 PM
ET (4-5 PM PT). Upcoming Twitter chats are “How I Made My First Documentary: Tips from Veteran Filmmakers” on April 8 and “Spring 2014 Documentary Equipment & Tools Workshop” on April 15. Find out more here.
5. “24:” Today,
Amazon.com announced Prime Instant Video as the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming “24,” starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer, and “24: Redemption,” a TV movie based on the series.