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Keshet is on The Search with Youngest Media

Keshet International has teamed with indie entertainment studio Youngest Media to produce a brand new shiny-floor game show, The Search. The Search transforms the common word search puzzle into a physical game, which sees contestants attempt the game across a studio floor. But first, they must guess the correct answer to a range of questions […]

UKTV controller Emma Tennant passes away

The British television industry is today mourning the passing of the well liked UKTV controller Emma Tennant, who has died aged 49. Tennant (pictured) had fought a long battle with cancer, but sadly passed away on Tuesday. “Anyone who met Emma knew her to be one of the kindest, warmest and most nurturing people working […]

French consolidator Mediawan posts 2017 financials

Paris-listed production-distribution group Mediawan has reported its 2017 full year numbers. Both actual and pro forma results were included in results for the company, which launched at the end of 2015 as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Actual results (including a nine-month consolidation of financials from Groupe AB, which it bought last year) show […]

Christmas time for Endemol Shine as US rejig continues

Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) has named veteran development executive Christmas Rini (pictured) as executive VP of development for unscripted original series and made several additional appointments to its programming team. Producer Michael Weinberg will also move to the newly created position of executive VP of syndication. Sean Loughlin has been promoted to senior VP […]

BBC rejigs French production arm as TF1, Arte deals land

BBC Worldwide is restructuring its French production arm, as the unit lands new commissions with TF1 and Arte. Gery Leymergie (pictured right) and Pierre-Marie Gadonneix (below) have both landed new senior director positions at BBC Worldwide Productions France, and will report to global commercial director of formats and production Jacob Deboer in the roles. Leymergie […]

MGM begins CEO search after Barber exit

US studio MGM is replacing CEO Gary Barber just five months after he signed a new contract. The company’s board said it had “initiated a CEO transition” to find a new boss following Barber’s exit after eight years at the helm. No specific reason was given for his exit, and a temporary Office of the […]

Wahlburgers prodco nabs Delmore from Endemol Shine prodco

Wahlburgers producer 44 Blue Productions has hired Elyse Delmore from Endemol Shine North America-owned reality house 51 Minds. Delmore has been named senior director of development at the Red Arrow Studios-owned 44 Blue. Working out of LA, she’ll work on development and sales of new ideas to cable, broadcast, syndication and digital platforms. At 51 […]

Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy – again

The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time, with an offer from an affiliate of equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets on the table. In February, the company was saved from going through with the bankruptcy process after an […]

Fremantle Oz hires Matchbox MD to replace Hogg as CEO

FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) has appointed Matchbox Pictures managing director Chris Oliver-Taylor (pictured) as its new CEO after the departure of Ian Hogg this January. Hogg had acted as Asia Pacific boss for nearly a decade, first taking the helm at FMA in 2009 and picking up a wider role with Asia Pacific in 2011, but […]

Formats house Bristow targets US with new development VP

Toronto-based Bristow Global Media (BGM) has promoted Sean Connolly to the new position of vice president of development. The new position was created as the company expands its unscripted content, with a focus on creating original formats for a global audience and tailoring international formats for North America. Connolly will have an immediate focus on […]