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MS news, possible Nightfall concerns?
Date: 7/17/14 12:55 pm

Microsoft to Curtail Original Series Programming for Xbox

Industry sources say that newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella is taking a hard look at all of the company’s operations and is questioning the plan to produce a broad slate of original series for Xbox platforms.

Microsoft recruited former CBS exec Nancy Tellem in the fall of 2012 to lead the Santa Monica-based Xbox Studios division, which was tasked with developing programming based in part on Microsoft vidgame properties such as “Halo.” Sources say Nadella is looking to focus the company’s resources and energies into its core software, Internet and vidgame businesses.

It’s unclear what the shift will mean for Tellem’s role at the company. “Halo,” the first major project spearheaded by the division, is in advanced negotiations for a pickup at Showtime in a shared window with Xbox. That project, co-produced with Amblin TV, is expected to continue with Microsoft’s backing along with a handful of other projects that are far along in the production or development process.

Those include the “Halo” prequel story “Nightfall,” exec produced by Ridley Scott

uh oh?

Messages In This Thread

MS news, possible Nightfall concerns?thebruce07/17/14 12:55 pm
     Well, crap.Quirel7/17/14 1:40 pm
     Re: MS news, possible Nightfall concerns?Grizzlei7/17/14 1:54 pm
           Yeah, Nightfall seems ok.thebruce07/17/14 2:14 pm
           Also...Grizzlei7/17/14 2:15 pm
                 Re: Also...thebruce07/17/14 3:10 pm
           What about the "Signal to Noise" documentary? *NM*Gravemind7/18/14 12:11 pm
                 Re: What about the "Signal to Noise" documentary?Louis Wu7/18/14 1:14 pm
                       Re: What about the "Signal to Noise" documentary?Gravemind7/18/14 7:39 pm

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