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Fulwell73, Chelsea FC Women link up on ‘Flying High’

Sunderland ‘Til I Die producer Fulwell73 has embarked on a new sports access documentary series, going behind the scenes at Chelsea FC Women (CFCW).  Filmed over the course of the 2019/20 season, Flying High has the backing and support of Chelsea Football Club. Fulwell has been given access to the club, dressing room, its grounds and its people. […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights, Orange Smarty, Beano Studios

Cineflix Rights scores French deal for Marcella The London-based distributor has sold series one of hit drama Marcella into Canal Plus-owned French channel Polar+. The 8 x 60-minute crime thriller, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV and Netflix, stars Anna Friel as a Metropolitan police officer investigating a serial killer while dealing with a personal crisis. The drama — […]

Paramount picks up BYUtv’s ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’ for global

Paramount has picked up international distribution rights to BYUtv’s original comedy series Dwight In Shining Armor.  Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has swooped for rights to the adventure comedy original from cable channel BYUtv, which is affiliated with Utah’s Brigham Young University. The show is available for buyers at LA Screenings this week and next. The […]

Guru Studios hires Gusto’s Caplan as director of int’l sales

Paw Patrol animation firm Guru Studios has hired Gusto Worldwide Media exec Corey Caplan (pictured, right) as director of international sales. Caplan, who was previously senior director of international sales at Gusto Worldwide Media, will be responsible for Guru’s international content sales as the business looks to launch a new slate over the next year. He will […]

TNT becomes US home of All Elite Wrestling

Alternative wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has secured US broadcast distribution via a deal with WarnerMedia’s TNT.  The channel is to give AEW a weekly primetime slot, launching later this year — an arrangement that marks the first time in decades that wrestling has been broadcast on TNT. Fledgling independent wrestling collective AEW is […]

UK government launches inquiry into reality TV’s duty of care

Reality TV is facing unprecedented scrutiny in the UK this week following the death of a man who appeared on ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show. ITV cancelled its long-running daytime show on Wednesday (15 May) after the suspected suicide of Steve Dymond, who had appeared on an edition of the programme. Now MPs have announced an […]

COBA boss: SVOD dominance has been “exaggerated”

The significance of SVODs has been “exaggerated” by the UK press and government, claimed Adam Minns, executive director of the Commercial Broadcasting Association (CoBA), to Lords at a parliamentary evidence session. Minns was speaking as part of an evidence session on Tuesday (14 May), led by the House of Lords Communications Committee as it continues […]

ABC readies Blanchett-fronted ‘Stateless’ immigration drama

Cate Blanchett is to star in Stateless,  a six-part drama about the Australian immigration system that she has co-created for Australian broadcaster ABC. Co-created by Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie, the series centres on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert: an airline hostess escaping a suburban cult; an Afghan […]

Pumfrey: Mental health in TV “ignored for far too long”

Industry execs have called for a closer examination of mental health across the television industry, beginning with stronger leadership from top businesses. Alex Pumfrey, CEO of the UK’s Film and TV Charity, has said that mental health “has been ignored in the industry for far too long” and that swift action needs to be taken. […]

ITV cancels ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ after death of guest

ITV has cancelled its tabloid talkshow The Jeremy Kyle Show after a guest was found dead after taking part in an episode. Steve Dymond died from an overdose last week, 10 days after failing a lie-detector test on the long-running ITV daytime programme. Dymond had appeared on the show to try to prove his innocence […]