‘Connected’ prodco Envision hires HBO Europe alum for development

Gabor Krigler

Former HBO Europe creative exec Gabor Krigler has joined UK-based Envision Entertainment to work across scripted development.

Krigler, who set up Budapest-based indie Joyrider following almost a decade with HBO Europe, will be responsible for expanding Envision’s global slate of scripted projects, including several aimed at buyers in central and eastern Europe.

Envision will also partner with Joyrider on productions taking place in CEE, with Krigler retaining his role at the copmany, which has been behind shows including Frust.

Envision was founded in 2021 by Nakan, who previously worked for Joe Wright’s Shoebox Films and 20th Century Fox, amongst others.

Former Harry Potter producer David Barron is global head of scripted, while the company’s slate includes crime drama Connected, which was produced with Japan’s Nippon TV. The format has been optioned by Tomorrow Studies in the US.

Michael Nakan, founder and CEO of Envision, said: “As a writer and creative producer who has worked extensively throughout Europe, and with an iconic American television brand, Gabor brings a wealth of global development experience to Envision.”

Krigler added: “I find David and Michael’s wide ranging industry knowledge and their passion and drive to create incredible stories for global audiences amazing. I am excited to embark on this journey with them and looking forward to telling those stories together.”

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