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FOX ORDERS FIVE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “STAR”

October 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Next All-New Episode Airs Wednesday, October 11, on FOX

FOX has ordered five additional episodes of the hit music drama STAR, raising the series order to 18 episodes. From Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.

 

The Season Two premiere of STAR (2.4/9 L7) posted the series’ highest-rated telecast since its series debut, as well as its highest seven-day total multi-platform audience since the same date, delivering a seven-day total multi-platform audience of 7.5 million viewers. The drama also was up +20% from its Season One finale.

 

In the next all-new episode of STAR, “FUA… Good Night!,” airing Wednesday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, while preparing for an upcoming TV appearance with recording artist Noah Brooks (Luke James), the girls (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) learn that they will be singing backup rather than co-headlining the performance. Anxious for the girls’ next big move, Carlotta (Queen Latifah) turns to the new A&R executive, Maurice (guest star Lance Gross), for help on a new deal. Meanwhile, Jahil (Benjamin Bratt) tries his hand at producing music, Cotton (Amiyah Scott) struggles with starting her new job and Star (Demorest) comes face-to-face with an unexpected person from her past.

 

STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams also serves as executive producer. Karin Gist serves as showrunner and executive producer. “Like” STAR on Facebook at facebook.com/STARonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @STAR and join the discussion by using #Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX.

FOX ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF “STAR”

February 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

FOX has renewed the drama series STAR for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

 

“Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” said Madden. “Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining. We are thrilled that this STAR will continue to shine for a second season.”

 

Delivering an average Multi-Platform audience of more than seven and a half million viewers, STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. The series features Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.

 

Only three more episodes of STAR remain before the jaw-dropping season finale, airing Wednesday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. As the season comes to a close, news of Otis’ murder continues to wreak havoc on God’s Blessings Beauty Salon and threatens to break up the family, as the girls will face life-changing decisions that could tear them apart. Special guest stars set to appear on STAR over the next four weeks include Naomi Campbell, Big Boi, Rickey Smiley, Missy Elliott and Paris Jackson.

 

STAR is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers. Chuck Pratt is an executive producer and serves as showrunner of the series. “Like” STAR on Facebook at facebook.com/STARonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @STAR and join the discussion by using #Star. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @STARonFOX.

All previously aired episodes of STAR are available on FOX NOW and On Demand to subscribers of participating pay-TV services. To learn more about FOX NOW, please visit www.foxnow.com.

REPUBLIC RECORDS & TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION TO PARTNER ON MUSIC FROM NEW FOX TELEVISION SERIES “STAR,” CO-CREATED BY ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE LEE DANIELS AND TOM DONAGHY

November 10, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

STARRING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE AND EMMY AWARD, GRAMMY AWARD AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER QUEEN LATIFAH, EMMY AWARD NOMINEE BENJAMIN BRATT AND NEWCOMERS JUDE DEMOREST, RYAN DESTINY, BRITTANY O’GRADY AND AMIYAH SCOTT, WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LENNY KRAVITZ, SUPERMODEL/ACTRESS NAOMI CAMPBELL AND GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED MUSICIAN AND ACTOR TYRESE GIBSON

NEW YORK, NY (Nov 10th, 2016)Republic Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television announce a partnership to present music from STAR, a new series featuring original music and stunning music performances, set for a special premiere on Wednesday, Dec 14  (9:00-10:00 PM) on FOX.

 

Created by Academy® Award and Golden Globe® nominee Lee Daniels – co-creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 drama, EMPIRE – and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), STAR follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.  But reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost.

 

“Monte Lipman and his team at Republic Records continue to be at the forefront of what’s new and evolving in today’s current music scene,” commented Daniels. “They know how to push boundaries and take risks – which is the essence of this new series and our group of girls.  We’re looking forward to what is going to be a beautiful collaboration.”

 

“Monte, Tom and everyone at Republic demonstrated a passion for STAR that impressed us all,” commented Mark Pearson, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Digital, TCFTV. “They understood the show, they had a vision for what to do with our performers and they offered really innovative A&R and marketing ideas. Republic is the perfect musical partner for Lee and Tom’s inspired new series.”

 

Watch the official trailer for STAR HERE

 

About the partnership, Republic Records Co-Founder and Chief Executive Monte Lipman adds, “We’re extremely proud of our strategic alliance with Fox-TV and Lee Daniels. Lee has become a force of nature whose artistic vision not only reflects modern culture and social consciousness, but helps define it. His fearless approach to the creative process inspires a generation.”

 

“Fox stands out as a market share leader in television and music with unparalleled influence across both,” comments Republic Records EVP/GM West Coast Tom MacKay. “This is an exciting collaboration with massive cultural implications, and we’re working together to create a soundtrack that lives up to that promise.”

 

ABOUT STAR

Meet STAR (newcomer Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta with the hope of becoming music superstars.

 

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) stars as CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew that includes COTTON (newcomer Amiyah Scott). Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) plays JAHIL, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who’s taken a certain interest in Star. The series will also feature guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”).

 

 

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, The Weeknd, Zendaya, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), NBC’s The Voice, School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).

 

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION

A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry’s most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including Dan Fogelman’s new smash hit, “This Is Us;” the No. 1 series on broadcast television, “Empire,” from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer; the five-time Emmy Award-winning blockbuster comedy “Modern Family”; the pop culture phenomenon “American Horror Story”; the hit comedies “Fresh Off The Boat” and “The Last Man On Earth”; and the longest-running primetime scripted series in the history of television, “The Simpsons.” The studio’s cable production division, Fox 21 Television Studios, is responsible for the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning “Homeland”; the critically acclaimed “The Americans” (with FX Productions); and Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s sensation “The People V. OJ Simpson” which kicked off the “American Crime Story” anthology. Twentieth Century Fox Television is a division of Fox Television Group, led by Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden.

FOX GIVES SERIES ORDERS TO NEW DRAMAS “24: LEGACY” AND “STAR” FOR THE UPCOMING 2016-2017 SEASON

April 27, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given series orders to new dramas 24: LEGACY and STAR. Both series are scheduled to premiere in the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

 

24: LEGACY is the next chapter in the groundbreaking and award-winning action series from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24: Live Another Day”), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (“24,” “24: Live Another Day”), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (“24”) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland. STAR is a music-infused drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) and Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”).

 

Starring Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Miranda Otto (“Homeland”) and Jimmy Smits (“Sons of Anarchy”), 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series.

 

In STAR, three talented singers navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Featuring three newcomers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) as the young singers, plus Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”), the series will feature original music, along with stunning musical fantasy sequences, as the girls dream of their future. The series will also feature guest star Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”).

 

24: LEGACY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers. Coto and Katz wrote the pilot script, which was directed by Stephen Hopkins, who will also serve as executive producer on the pilot and series. The original series was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

 

STAR is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Lee Daniels (EMPIRE), Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”), Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown serve as executive producers. Daniels and Donaghy wrote the pilot script, which was directed by Daniels.

LEE DANIELS’ “STAR” SET TO BEGIN PRODUCTION THIS DECEMBER; INTERNATIONAL CASTING SEARCH UNDERWAY

October 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

STAR, the new pilot from Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 series EMPIRE – will begin production this December in Atlanta, GA. The pilot, from 20th Century Fox Television, is written, directed and executive-produced by Daniels. Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) will serve as a writer and executive producer on the pilot with Daniels.

 

An international casting search is underway for the series talent, including three female leads who will play three young artists, all with hopes of making it big. STAR will feature the choices with which these artists are faced along the way, while showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective. What will they do to rise to the top?

 

To submit an audition for STAR, visit http://foxedocs.com/uld/. Also, attached please find casting/character information.

 

 

 

The project is the first to emerge from Daniels’ multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

 

Lee Daniels is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique and refreshing experience and character insight with each of his projects. In 2013, he released the critically acclaimed box office smash “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The film held the No. 1 box office spot for three consecutive weeks, and has to date grossed more than $175 million worldwide. Daniels is widely known for his Academy Award-winning film, “Precious,” based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire. “Precious” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including nominations for Daniels in the category of Achievement in Directing and Best Motion Picture of the Year, and wins in the categories of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.  Daniels is attached to direct an untitled Richard Pryor biographical film for the Weinstein Company, which is set to begin production in 2016.

 

The STAR pilot is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Lee Daniels (EMPIRE) will write, direct and serve as executive producer of the pilot episode. Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) will serve as writer and executive producer on the pilot with Daniels.

 

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