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‘Scarface and the Untouchable’ TV Series About Al Capone and Eliot Ness in the Works at Showtime

The story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness will be dramatized yet again, this time for the Showtime series Scarface and the Untouchable. The series is based on the non-fiction book by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, and “chronicles the lives of gangster Al Capone and his lawman nemesis, Eliot Ness in Prohibition-era Chicago.” The tale of Capone and Ness has been told before in multiple forms of media, including the Untouchables TV series which in turn inspired Brian De Palma’s stylish, very ...
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Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

(Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images & Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Based on the nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a series adaptation is in development at Showtime from Emmy nominee Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production company (The Mummy, Star Trek: Discovery) and writer Ben Jacoby (Newsflash, Flash Boys), according to Deadline. The series centers on the “epic, years-long battle between Al Capone and Eliot Ness, who clashed on...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, White House, Chicago, Showtime, TV News, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Michael C Hall, South Side, Eliot Ness


Former Pop TV Head Brad Schwartz Exits Audible After Less Than a Month

After leaving Pop TV to join Audible as its chief content officer on June 15, Brad Schwartz has departed the Amazon-owned audiobook and audio entertainment company less than a month into his new role, Variety has learned. Audible declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding Schwartz’s exit, but according to Bloomberg, which first reported the […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Bloomberg, Brad Schwartz, Schwartz, Audible, Pop TV


Pop TV President Brad Schwartz Leaves for Audible

Brad Schwartz, who oversaw TV Guide Network's rebrand into Pop TV and created a home for smart comedies like Schitt's Creek and One Day at a Time, is exiting the network. The Pop TV president is leaving for Audible, where he will serve as chief content officer. He'll report to Bob Carrigan, who was named...
Tags: Time, Advertising, Brad Schwartz, Creek, C-Suite, Bob Carrigan, Programming & Performance


Brad Schwartz Exits Pop TV to Become Chief Content Officer at Audible

Pop TV president Brad Schwartz is departing the land of cable television to join Audible, Amazon’s audiobook and audio entertainment company, as its chief content officer on June 15. “As Audible continues to expand its focus on premium audio storytelling and entertainment across all formats and genres, Brad’s highly successful track record, expertise and stellar […]
Tags: News, Pop, Brad Schwartz, Brad, Audible, Audible Amazon


Pop TV to Lay Off Employees Amid ViacomCBS Consolidation

Pop TV is laying off multiple employees as Viacom and CBS continue to integrate following the merger of the two companies. In an internal memo, Pop TV head Brad Schwartz told staffers that the “Schitt’s Creek” and “One Day at a Time” network would remain “an important part” of the newly combined ViacomCBS, but that […]
Tags: News, Cbs, Viacom, Brad Schwartz, Creek


Ruthless vs. righteous: vivid stories on ‘Scarface and the Untouchable’ and ‘The Sinners’

Adam Woog reviews Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz’s fascinating true-crime book “Scarface and the Untouchable,” about gangster Al Capone and the lawmen charged with stopping him, and Ace Atkins’ fictional "The Sinners."
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Brad Schwartz, Al Capone, Adam Woog, Max Allan Collins, Ace Atkins


IRS watchdog finds problems with armed tax agent training

Al "Scarface" Capone at his sentencing for tax evasion. Back in the Prohibition Era, federal agents — notably those from the Internal Revenue Service — took down the notorious gangster. The tax agency's armed Criminal Investigation agents are still on the job. (Photo courtesy All That's Interesting: 25 Al Capone Facts) Paul Manafort's tax evasion (and bank fraud) trial is shining a spotlight, at least in the tax world, on the Internal Revenue Service's unit that goes after tax criminals. ...
Tags: Florida, Taxes, Chicago, Collins, Irs, Trump, Brad Schwartz, Scarface, Chicago Tribune, Alcatraz, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Uncle Sam, Tommy, Al Capone, Capone


IRS watchdog finds problems with armed tax agent training

Al "Scarface" Capone at his sentencing for tax evasion. Back in the Prohibition Era, federal agents — notably those from the Internal Revenue Service — took down the notorious gangster. The tax agency's armed Criminal Investigation agents are still on the job. (Photo courtesy All That's Interesting: 25 Al Capone Facts) Paul Manafort's tax evasion (and bank fraud) trial is shining a spotlight, at least in the tax world, on the Internal Revenue Service's unit that goes after tax criminals. ...
Tags: Florida, Marketing, Chicago, Collins, Irs, Trump, Brad Schwartz, Scarface, Chicago Tribune, Alcatraz, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Uncle Sam, Tommy, Al Capone, Capone


Pop Plots New Series ‘Flack’ Starring Anna Paquin in Bid to Expand Original Series

Pop said it would expand its lineup of original series with a new series led by actress Anna Paquin and three new pilots. The cable network, owned jointly by CBS Corp and Lionsgate, aims for young adults and tends to compete with networks such as Bravo, E! and Lifetime.  Pop was once better known as the […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Pop, Brad Schwartz, CBS Corp, Anna Paquin, Upfront 2018


Cable’s Pop Will Dip Into Drama, Pick Up ‘The Goldbergs’

The executives behind Pop, the young cable outlet backed by Lionsgate and CBS, think rival networks might be set to burst. As more new-tech distributors seek to offer narrower “bundles” of content to subscribers eager to get video content on demand, Brad Schwartz believes there will be less room for TV outlets that cannot lure... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Pop, Cbs, Brad Schwartz


Tanya Thicke Posts Photo Of 'Cutest' Husband Alan Thicke Two Days Before His Death

Just two days before “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke died of a heart attack on Tuesday, Tanya Thicke posted a sweet photo with her husband to Instagram. Thicke, who has yet to publicly comment about her loss, wrote a caption for her picture showing the couple driving home from a party: “I’ve got the cutest designated driver EVER!!!!” I've got the cutest designated driver EVER!!!! JP & @eloisedejoria sure know how to throw a party! Thx you for having us. #friendsforever #patron #fa...
Tags: News, America, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Robin Thicke, Sara Boboltz, Brad Schwartz, Carter, Schwartz, Tanya, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Alan Thicke, Thicke


Upfront 2016: Pop Moves To Woo Ad Dollars From Oxygen, Bravo, Lifetime

Pop, the young cable network,wants to give its rivals a pop of their own – right in the eye. The cable outlet backed by CBS Corp. and Lionsgate that was once best known as the TV Guide Channel, is making a pitch to advertisers this year suggesting they ought to take some of the dollars... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Pop, Brad Schwartz, CBS Corp


Pop Cabler Will Add 8 Million Homes, Defying TV Gravity

Pop president Brad Schwartz had some surprising news during the channel’s luncheon session at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday. The entertainment cabler, a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate, will grow its subscriber base by about 8 million homes in the next few months. That’s a good-sized gain for a long-established channel... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Lionsgate, Biz, Pop, Cbs, Television Critics Association, Brad Schwartz


I Saw No Martians in New Jersey

Thanks for Richard J. Tofel's review of A. Brad Schwartz's "Broadcast Hysteria" . I was there in 1938.
Tags: New Jersey, Brad Schwartz, Richard J Tofel


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In 1992, Brad Schwartz created quite a stir in the world of big media after he left his job as New York lawyer to run The Inn at Buck Hollow Farm in Fletcher.
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In 1992, Brad Schwartz created quite a stir in the world of big media after he left his job as New York lawyer to run The Inn at Buck Hollow Farm in Fletcher.
Tags: New York, Brad Schwartz