Entertainment One


Fleabag duo & eOne pair for rom-com series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) and Vicky Jones, the duo behind UK hit show Fleabag, are developing a new romantic comedy series with Entertainment One (eOne). The series, titled Run, will be a rom-com thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years prior to escape life’s troubles with a simple text message stating ‘run’ – resulting […]

Beyond rejigs with Hemperek hired from eOne

Beyond Distribution has hired Entertainment One’s Justina Hemperek as head of acquisitions, with Sarah McCormack taking a new role. Hemperek (pictured) was previously director of acquisitions for the UK, Europe and Australia within eOne’s international distribution team. As of March, she will lead Beyond’s buying team, with interim head McCormack becoming senior VP of acquisitions […]

Mark Gordon’s Nick Pepper exits for Legendary

Mark Gordon Company’s head of drama Nick Pepper has departed from the company to join Legendary Entertainment as head of TV, according to US sources. The news comes after it was revealed that Mark Gordon (pictured) would become president of Entertainment One, the distributor that has owned 51% of Mark Gordon Company since 2015. Meanwhile, […]

Mark Gordon becomes eOne president as Morayniss exits

Grey’s Anatomy producer Mark Gordon (left) has become Entertainment One’s president and chief content officer following a US$209 million deal, with John Morayniss exiting. eOne has bought the 49% of Gordon’s prodco, The Mark Gordon Company, that it didn’t already own and installed the exec at the top of its creative division. Gordon is now […]

eOne US sales chief exits for Fox

Entertainment One’s Americas sales chief, Joey Sabella, is joining Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTD). He has been appointed VP of sales for the Americas at the distribution arm of the 21st Century Fox studio arm. At eOne, he was head of sales for the US and Latin America, a role that saw him led […]

Entertainment centre – why eOne brought TV and film together

John Morayniss tells Jesse Whittock how North American distributor Entertainment One is evolving, while the company’s new Asia sales chief, Joyce Yeung, outlines the local opportunities John Morayniss is convinced Entertainment One has created a model other companies could, and probably should, follow. The Toronto-listed firm recently did away with the divisions between its film […]

eOne sales down but Peppa props up profits

Entertainment One (eOne) has seen its half-year revenues dip slightly, but evergreen kids series Peppa Pig drove group profits up as it continues to build scale. London-listed eOne posted unaudited revenues of £395.7 million (US$523.7 million), which was down 1% from £401 million in the same period the year before. However, underlying EBITDA was up […]

eOne brings TV & films together in rejig

Entertainment One has placed John Morayniss and Steve Bertram at the top of a newly unified business structure. The pair have been appointed co-presidents of the consolidated eOne structure, which means film and TV production and distribution are under one roof. Morayniss was previously CEO of Entertainment One Television, while Bertram ran the film arm, […]

eOne poaches BBC Worldwide exec for sales

Entertainment One has hired Joyce Yeung from BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) to become executive VP of sales for Asia Pacific. Yeung is exiting her current post as EVP of global content sales at the BBC’s commercial wing, nine years after she joined as senior VP and general manager of the sales business in Asia. Her hire […]

The kids OTT tidal wave

As technology continues to blur the line between linear and OTT, the opportunities for content providers are never greater than when delivering programming to digital natives. What began as a trickle is becoming a tidal wave, TBI reports. Hopster was an early entrant into the world of entertainment apps for kids and, with its emphasis […]

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