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Starlings Entertainment Takes Stake In UK Producer StoryFirst & Preps Eric Clapton-Inspired 1970s Music Biz Drama ‘The Manager’ As Part Of Joint Development Fund

EXCLUSIVE: Starlings Entertainment has taken a financial stake in Lord Michael Grade-backed British drama producer StoryFirst as part of a wide-ranging deal that will see the two companies team up on scripted series.

The two companies have formed a joint development fund as part of the agreement and have set their first two projects including 1970s set, Eric Clapton-influenced music business drama The Manager.

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Andrew Neil takes break from GB News after just two weeks

At the end of his regular program Thursday, Andrew Neil, who also serves as chairman of the network, shared that he would “be back before the summer is out, and popping up when you least expect it.” Colin Brazier, another presenter for the channel, will be taking over Neil’s place during his break.

Neil’s break is just his “annual leave” after joining the channel last September, a GB News spokesperson told CNN Business.

In his announcement Thursday night, Neil admitted that GB News had “a bit of a rocky start,” but he ensured viewers that the channel was doing well. … Read more