Sky Studios rejigs factual with new remit for Barnaby Shingleton

Sky Studios has appointed Barnaby Shingleton to become director of factual, with a new remit that includes oversight of the company’s UK and US factual prodcos. The rejig sees the former Zodiak Rights exec taking on overall responsibility for Sky Studios’ commercial investments, deficit funding and international distribution of original documentaries. He will also oversee sales of third party-funded projects for […]

Sales round-up: Kable 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’; Cineflix strikes ‘Coroner’ deals; TVF unveils summer slate

Germany’s Kable 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’ German broadcaster Kable 1 has ordered a local adaptation of Skyhigh TV’s Netherlands factual format Where Does the Money Go (aka Über Geld Spricht Man Doch), following a deal with Amsterdam-based distributor Lineup Industries, which recently acquired the format for global distribution. The series was originally launched […]

CIAO & ‘Game Of Thrones’ producer Gerardis prep “gothic” Italian tale

CIAO, the Rome-based production company founded by Game Of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis last year, is developing Provvidenza, an adaptation of an upcoming prequel to the classic Italian novel Promessi Sposi (aka The Betrothed). Gerardis, who specialises in packaging and selling large-scale TV and film project based on literary properties, has partnered with Italian […]

Show of the week: Line In The Sand

Fans of the acclaimed Israeli thriller Fauda might find a lot to like in this new crime drama, which is based on true events. It has been co-created by Fauda director Rotem Shamir and writer Yuval Yefet, who was also behind the short, Last Of You. The 8 x 60-minute Line In The Sand is […]

Netflix orders Mindy Kaling-produced LA Lakers workplace comedy

Netflix has commissioned a new workplace comedy series from Mindy Kaling and Elaine Ko, based around US basketball team The LA Lakers. The streamer has made a 10-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, which will focus on the personal and professional dynamic between the family owners and team that collectively run the sporting franchise. The […]

Asacha Media buys ‘Sanditon’ prodco Red Planet Pictures

Sanditon and Death In Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures has been acquired by European outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG). The deal sees Asacha take a majority stake in Red Planet, which was founded in 2006 by showrunner Tony Jordan and is now led by joint MDs Belinda Campbell and Alex Jones. Campbell and Jones, along […]

WarnerMedia EMEA names country managers, following Knobloch exit

WarnerMedia is shaking up its leadership team in EMEA, with three new country manager appointments for veteran company execs, following Iris Knobloch’s exit earlier this month. Knobloch, served as WarnerMedia’s president of France, Benelux, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is leaving to pursue an unspecified “new challenge”, after 25 years with the company. WarnerMedia is […]

Starz original programming president Christina Davis departs

US cablenet Starz’s president of original programming Christina Davis is stepping down from her position, just over a year since taking up the role. Davis replaced Apple TV-bound Carmi Zlotnik in May 2020 and had responsibility for Starz’s development teams, as well as its programming efforts with shows such as Blindspotting and Gaslit on the […]

Amazon Studios ups Dan Grabiner to head UK originals

Amazon Studios has promoted Dan Grabiner to head of UK originals. The former head of unscripted for Amazon Studios UK will now lead development and production of UK scripted and unscripted shows, taking on a slate that includes upcoming supernatural drama The Rig, documentary series Clarkson’s Farm and musical Jungle. Grabiner will head a team […]

Mercury Filmworks execs launch live-action prodco Sungate Films

Clint Eland, founder and CEO of Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks, and Nicole St. Pierre, the firm’s SVP of business and legal affairs, have partnered to launch a new production company focused on live-action content. Sungate Films will develop and produce projects across live-action drama series, children’s content and feature films, with several titles already […]

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