Gareth Neame


BBC explores The Awkward Age with Downton Abbey drama prodco

UK pubcaster the BBC has put a drama from Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films that’s based on new Francesca Segal novel The Awkward Age into development. Helen Edmundson (An Inspector Calls) is writing the adaptation, which will follow the lives of a modern blended family. The book follows a widowed woman who meets an American […]

NBC’s Carnival reshuffles as Neame takes executive chair role

NBCUniversal International has named Gareth Neame as executive chairman of UK-based prodco Carnival Films. Neame, one of international drama’s most well known producers, will be upped from his previous role as managing director, which he has held since 2004. In the new role, he will continue to lead Carnival’s production pipeline and creative vision within […]

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man debuts on iTunes in US

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man will premiere its first season on iTunes. This is the first time the British drama series will be available in Canada and the US. Produced by Carnival Films for Sky1, the 10x60mins crime drama is based on an idea from comic book writer and TV producer Stan Lee. The series was made […]

Kudos exec transfers to Carnival

Another Kudos creative executive is leaving the Endemol Shine Group-owned UK drama label. Jo Strevens is joining NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Carnival Films as head of development, having held the same role at Humans prodco Kudos. Her exit closely follows that of Humans producer Chris Fry, who left Kudos to rejoin the prodco’s former boss, Jane […]

Carnival pushing Downton movie forward

Gareth Neame, the boss of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films says he would like to see a feature film based on the global drama hit happen “sooner rather than later”. Speaking to TBI at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, Neame said Downton, which ran to six seasons as a TV series and ended last year, […]

ITV’s Downton Abbey shutting down

UK broadcaster ITV is to end its cash-spinning period drama Downton Abbey after its sixth season. The Julian Fellowes-penned show has been a boon for ITV, America’s PBS and producer Carnival Films, which jointly made the announcement yesterday, and is the most-watched UK drama of the past decade. Soapy Downton follows the lives of an […]

Carnival poaches ABC drama exec

Downton Abbey prodco Carnival Films has poached a development executive from US broadcast network ABC. Alex Sapot is relocating from ABC’s LA office to London to become a development producer at the NBCUniversal International Television Production-owned Carnival. At ABC, she was executive director of drama development, working on shows such as How to Get Away […]

ITV orders more Downton

ITV has ordered a fifth season of hit period drama Downton Abbey. The UK broadcaster has greenlit another season following the success of the fourth, which has proved a big ratings winner in a Sunday night slot. The period drama is made by NBCUniversal-owned UK producer Carnival Films. It is distributed internationally by NBCU’s content […]

Oppenheimer to helm Carnival US push

NBCUniversal International has handed Deborah Oppenheimer a new role that will see her helm a push to fully establish Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films in the US. Oppenheimer is currently in charge of NBCUI Television Production’s LA operations, working across prodcos including Carnival, which is producing NBC’s Dracula. She has also worked on series such […]