Acorn TV takes exclusive rights to BBC & Netflix drama ‘A Suitable Boy’

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV has snagged exclusive North American premiere rights to BBC drama A Suitable Boy. The deal was brokered by producer Lookout Point (War And Peace) and BBC Studios, which has owned the prodco outright since 2018. Acorn TV will premiere the series to audiences in the US and Canada from 7 December. A […]

CNN Films boards SpringHill’s ‘Dreamland’ doc about Tulsa race riots

US-based CNN Films has come aboard Dreamland: The Rise And Fall Of Black Wall Street, the documentary about the 1921 Tulsa race riot, produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company. The project, which was announced earlier this year, is now in production and will explore the events of late May and June […]

LGBTQ streamer Dekkoo takes Argentinian dramedy ‘Everything I Like’

Global streaming service Dekkoo, which claims to offer the largest online collection of gay-centric entertainment, has snagged a deal for an Argentinian dramedy. Everything I Like (8 x 20′, Todo Lo Que Me Gusta) is from Argentina’s Glowstar Media and SA Cine, and revolves around an editor at a production company who lives with his best friend, […]

Gigglebug expands with King Bert alum Pryke & ex-MTV Finland CEO Nordlund

Nordic animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment has appointed Lucy Pryke as creative producer and Jarkko Nordlund as board member and special advisor, as part of the company’s international expansion plans. Pryke joins Gigglebug from King Bert Productions, where she developed ideas for children’s animations, and has also previously served as a senior manager in animation at […]

Discovery, Hulu snag format & tape rights to Keshet’s convent reality show

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has picked up exclusive rights to docureality show Bad Habits, Holy Orders, while Discovery is to produce a local version of the format for its Italian streaming platform. The 4 x 45-minute original was produced by Crackit Productions for ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK and sees a Catholic convent take in five […]

ITV Studios teams with Peter Landesman for Mafia drama

ITV Studios America has teamed up with writer, director and producer Peter Landesman for a drama series based on the true story of one of Italy’s top Mafia prosecutors. Described as an “epic tale of justice and retribution”, Mephisto follows the story of a driven female prosecutor in the southern Italian states of Calabria and […]

ViacomCBS International Studios launches new kids division; Nina Hahn to head

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is launching a new kids content division and has appointed Nickelodeon exec Nina Hahn to head it up. The new division, VIS Kids, will allow for the expansion of the studio’s global kids content pipeline, broadening its kids content offering to include short and […]

‘The Crown’ producer Suzanne Mackie launches new production company

Suzanne Mackie, one of the executive producers behind Netflix hit The Crown, is leaving UK-based Left Bank Pictures to set up her own production company. Orchid Pictures will be based in London and work on projects across both TV and film, while Mackie will remain as an EP on the Left Bank-produced The Crown for […]