PBS Picks Up Euro Shows; Disney+ Hires International Exec; Aquarius Films Develop Oz Feature – Global Briefs

PBS has picked up British adventure series Expedition with Steve Backshall and European crime drama Vienna Blood. The U.S. public broadcaster has struck deals with Fremantle and Red Arrow International for the shows.  Expedition with Steve Backshall is a ten-part … Read more…

Studio Exec Suggested Julia Roberts Play Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Says

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in Kasi Lemmons’ biopic “Harriet.” But according to “Harriet’s” screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard, Julia Roberts — yes, white woman Julia Roberts — was once suggested by a studio executive to play the role. … Read more…

Apple Card is just ‘another credit card with a few innovative features,’ Russian bank exec says

Sberbank's David Rafalovsky said he challenges anyone "to give me an example of great ground-breaking innovation in consumer banking." World News & Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

Former Facebook exec: ‘Zuckerberg is sitting on more data about what people want to do online than anyone else in the world’

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer, said Zuckerberg is sitting on a whole lot of data about people's online decision making. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop the latest electronics deals direct from Samsung

The Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture just hired first female exec, from a big insurance company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan have hired Dana Safran from Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…