The Morning Update for Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Tuesday, May 30, 2017:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

(from Fri) Hulu Developing Animated Comedy from Adam Pally Based on @LosFelizDaycare Twitter Feed
Hulu
is developing an animated comedy with Adam Pally based on the popular @LosFelizDaycare Twitter feed managed by Jason Shapiro. The project hails from Pally’s production company Clone Wolf and 3 Arts Entertainment. Shapiro will write the script with Erik Richter, who will serve as the showrunner and an executive producer alongside Pally, Greg Walter and Josh Lieberman. Created in 2013, the parody twitter account pokes fun at modern-day progressive parenting. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hulu-developing-comedy-adam-pally-based-los-feliz-daycare-twitter-feed-1007743

CASTING NEWS:

(from Fri) The 100: Echo Promoted to Series Regular for Season 5
Tasya Teles
has been promoted to a series regular for Season 5. http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-100-season-5-echo-tasya-teles/

NON-SCRIPTED / ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

NBCU Seeks Massive Ad-Rate Hikes for Megyn Kelly’s Morning Show
NBCUniversal
hopes Megyn Kelly lures new viewers to its morning schedule when she launches a program there in the fall. But the company wants her to bring new money to the time period as well. The Comcast-based media conglomerate is seeking massive hikes in the rates advertisers pay for the 9 a.m. slot. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/megyn-kelly-morning-tv-advertising-upfront-nbc-news-1202447356/

Alex Rodriguez Scores Contributor Role at ABC News
Alex Rodriguez
will work as a contributor for ABC News. Rodriguez would make “occasional” appearances on ABC News programs that could include “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline.” http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/alex-rodriguez-abc-news-baseball-1202446619/

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Netflix Orders First Turkish Series
Netflix
has ordered its first Turkish-language series, giving a 10-episode order to an action drama inspired by the history, and legends, of the Ottoman empire. The drama focuses on a young man who discovers that he has special powers and who, when Istanbul is threatened by dark forces, must team up with a group of misfit friends to save the city and all of mankind. O3 Medya, the Istanbul-based shingle behind several local ratings hits, will produce the as-yet-unnamed series for Netflix, with Onur Guvenatam acting as executive producer. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflix-orders-first-turkish-series-1008352

(from Fri) LA Screenings: Procedural Dramas, ‘Young Sheldon’ Draw Interest From International BuyersInternational TV buyers who gathered on studio lots this week for the annual LA Screenings market were glad to see the broadcast networks embracing procedural dramas for the coming season. Buyers and sellers alike agreed that this year’s crop didn’t have a clear breakout hit among the international buyers but the number of procedural dramas on the slate was a welcome change from the recent past. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/seal-team-the-gifted-la-screenings-dramas-1202446367/

TWDC NEWS:

Disneyland rolls out wifi, but it’s not park wide
Disneyland
is making the switch to complimentary wifi for guests. Enabling a park wide network will be important if they wish guests to rely more on mobile apps for fastpass reservations, mobile ordering for food, and more. Last week, with the busy Memorial Day Weekend nearing, Disney rolled out wifi in selected locations. http://thedisneyblog.com/2017/05/30/disneyland-rolls-wifi-not-park-wide/

EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:

(q&a) Nina Diaz On VH1’s Unscripted Plans As Net Hits Milestone With ‘T.I. & Tiny’ FinaleDEADLINE: Most of VH1’s new shows have a celebrity or pop culture angle. Is this the programming direction you are going into?

DIAZ: Yes. Our new branding statement is ‘where pop culture comes to party’, as you know. VH1 was that first pop culture brand and that’s our heritage, that’s our sweet spot, so we’re going to continue to develop in that world and continue to debut new series that are either celebrating pop culture or are celebrity-driven or are adjacent to celebrity culture. http://deadline.com/2017/05/nina-diaz-vh1-unscripted-ti-tiny-finale-1202103670/

AWARDS NEWS:

Cannes: ‘The Square’ Takes Palme D’Or; Sofia Coppola Best Director; Acting Honors For Joaquin Phoenix & Diane Kruger
Ruben Ostlund
’s The Square, an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year’s Palme d’Or. Other laureates included Diane Kruger as Best Actress for her first German-language turn in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade, a timely story of the aftermath of a terrorist bombing. Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for You Were Never Really Here. http://deadline.com/2017/05/cannes-film-festival-winners-2017-full-list-1202103766/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

THR: Johnny Depp to Kurt Russell: How "De-Aging" Stars Became Hollywood’s VFX Trick Du JourBut this complex work is "unforgiving; you get it right or it’s glaringly obvious." http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/pirates-5-guardians-2-vfx-technique-de-aging-1008206

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