John Morayniss


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 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, […]

CBS, TF1, Global, eOne team for Spotnitz drama

A host of international broadcasters are joining forces on Ransom, a new drama series about a crisis negotiator. The project has been with Canadian net Global since 2014 and TF1 was already on board. US broadcaster CBS has now been added to the list of partners by Entertainment One Television, which is selling the series […]

eOne expands pact with Private Eyes pair

Entertainment One Television has expanded its relationship with scritped producers Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan by securing a multi-year first-look deal. eOne first worked with prodco Piller Segan on Haven eight years ago, and recently teamed again for Jason Priestley procedural Private Eyes. The pair has now formalised the relationship by signing a deal. This […]

eOne alternative chief in Long term deal

Entertainment One Television has signed its executive VP, US alternative programming, Tara Long, to a new contract. Long has signed a long-term agreement that will see her remain with the North American studio as it seek to double in size by 2020. Long launched eOne’s alternative programming unit, and has gone on to sign first-look […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne ties Rookie Blue producer to deal

Entertainment One Television has hooked long-term production partner ICF Films into a new multi-year agreement. Producer Ilana Frank’s ICF coproduces ABC procedural Rookie Blue (pictured) which has run for 74 episodes, and CTV’s Saving Hope, which has run for 67, with mini-studio eOne. Under terms of the new pact, eOne will serve as studio, deficit […]

eOne launches Canadian development lab

Entertainment One Television is creating an initiative that will workshop and develop Canadian pilot scripts of underlying literary works and creative properties for TV. The partnership with the Canadian Film Centre will officially begin next spring, known as the CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab. eOne and the CFC will work together to focus on […]

eOne appoints TV COO

Entertainment One has upped Jeff Lynas to COO of its television division, handing him responsibility for the day to day operation of its international TV business. Lynas has been elevated from senior VP, operations and business development, a role he will continue to hold. He will in part replace Margaret O’Brien, who was eOne Television’s […]

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