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BBC Showcase: Studios backs Luther commissioner’s drama prodco

BBC Studios has taken a minority stake in a new scripted prodco from Luther commissioner Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth. Kilgarriff most recently served as senior commissioning editor for drama, while Holleworth was head of business. Their new outfit, Firebird Pictures, has agreed a distribution deal with BBC Studios in addition to the investment. Kilgarriff […]

TBI Scripted: Greenlights at Alibi, NENT; Tomorrow enters Polite Society

  UKTV’s Alibi channel orders first scripted original Crime drama channel Alibi has commissioned its first scripted drama with six-part series Traces. The 6 x 60-minute drama, written by Amelia Bullmore and produced by Studiocanal-backed Red, is based on an original idea by crime writer Val McDermid. The crime thriller is set in Scotland and […]

English Scandal, Killing Eve vie for Broadcasting Press Guild honours

BBC One and Amazon’s A Very English Scandal and BBC America’s Killing Eve are among the titles nominated for multiple Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.  The annual awards honour work commissioned or produced in the UK and screened in 2018, and are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and reviewers from the UK. The 45th BPG Awards will be […]

TBI Scripted: Deals for Amazon, MGM, BBC Studios & SF Studios

Amazon greenlights The Power, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo Amazon has greenlit a 10-part series based on Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power from Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures. The title, which was optioned by Sister in 2017, is set in a fictitious world in which women gain the ability to electrocute people at will. Alderman has adapted her book for […]

Chile set for Conecta Fiction focus

Chile has been selected as the first of two focus countries for the third edition of drama conference Conecta Fiction. The market was selected based on a thriving audiovisual sector, which consists of more than 200 TV prodcos with both public and private sector support around international co-productions. Chilean audiovisual agency CinemaChileTV is supporting the […]

Fox orders scripted pilots from Endemol Shine based on Oz, French series

Fox has ordered two scripted pilots from Endemol Shine North America.  The Path duo Annie Weisman and Jason Katims are to oversee a new drama pilot based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters (pictured) from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, which originally aired on Network Ten in 2017, and was picked up by Netflix as an Original last year. […]

UK Screenings: Fremantle rolls out global event titles

Fremantle is taking buyers around the world with a slate of scripted and unscripted titles that touch on experiences across continents Jens Richter, Fremantle’s International CEO, says the business will bring a packed slate of programming to London to get ahead “in a market where more and more pre-sale activity is happening”. At the event, […]

UK Screenings: Lionsgate shoots for the Starz

Two high-profile Starz offerings and an OWN drama highlight Lionsgate’s slate, which is benefiting from the trailblazing success of prior dramas such as The White Princess US studio Lionsgate is quickly becoming a staple in the UK Screenings circuit and has three high-profile dramas on offer for buyers this year – two of them originating […]

UK Screenings: TVF gets up close and personal with Icons

From Raffles to Richard Branson, TVF International goes inside storied institutions and meets global icons for its Zari Gallery-based screening this February. TVF sales boss Harriet Armston-Clarke is bringing three new landmark titles to the event, all focusing on epic locations and notable individuals. The 100-plus buyers attending will get a behind-the-scenes look at Singapore’s […]

UK Screenings: ITV Studios sets up ‘bigger, better’ showcase

ITV Studios Global Entertainment had a stellar debut drama event last year with an oversubscribed show that left an impression on buyers. This year, it plans to go ‘bigger and better’ with 400 guests set to arrive at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, making it one of the largest screening events held this February “The […]

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