Show of the week: The Collection

The Collection is on-trend, with big-ticket period dramas such as Versailles, War and Peace and Deutschland 83 remaining in vogue. This upcoming eight-parter is literally in fashion: it tells the story of an illustrious design house emerging from a re-energised Paris in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Murderland scribe Kate Croft has a […]

MIPTV: Federation gets The Break

Federation Entertainment has snagged the rights to Belgian drama series The Break. The independent French producer and distributor will sell the show internationally excluding Belgium and France where the series producer, Ella Prods, retains the rights. The ten-part show was commissioned by Belgian broadcaster RTBF. The series follows an investigation into the death of a […]

MIPTV: Netflix buys ITV crime drama

Netflix has scooped global rights to Marcella, the upcoming ITV drama from The Bridge writer Hans Rosenfeld. The series, which was filmed in London, follows a troubled detective (Anna Friel) investigating a serial killer. It is produced by Cineflix and Tony Wood’s UK prodco Buccaneer. Cineflix’s distribution arm sells the show globally and struck the […]

Reel One, UP create ‘landmark’ family drama deal

Reel One Entertainment and US channel UP TV have joined forces to create family drama programming for US cable and the international market. The pair are describing the deal as a “landmark international development, production and distribution” agreement. Up, which was formerly the Gospel Music Channel, is positioned as a provider of feel-good family programming, […]

Ex-Atlantique exec creates Dramacorp with Beta

Former Atlantique Productions and Nice Entertainment drama boss Patrick Nebout has launched his own prodco, Dramacorp. Germany’s Beta Film has invested in the new company, which will be based in Sweden, and is a major shareholder. Nebout plans to create, develop and executive-produce high-end dramas with international appeal, with Dramacorp financially packaging projects and working […]

Endemol Shine creates Israeli scripted hub

Endemol Shine Group has created a production hub in Israel dedicated to scripted programming. Endemol Shine Studios Israel will be based in Tel Aviv, with Endemol Shine Israel’s director of drama and comedy, Gal Zaid, in charge. He will report to Endemol Shine Israel CEO Elad Kuperman. Endemol Shine’s current Israeli scripted slate includes HOT’s […]

Globo plans Dangerous Liaisons in Cannes

Brazilian media giant Globo will launch its 4K drama Dangerous Liaisons in Cannes. The adaptation of the classic historical novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos will go out as a miniseries on Globo in Brazil. The Globo series, Ligações Perigosas, relocated the action from pre-Revolution Paris to a fictional Brazilian city in the 1920s and […]

Fox stocks up on Turkish drama for MIP

The distribution arm of Fox’s international channels division will have a raft of Turkish drama to sell at MIPTV. Fox, which represents content from the Nat Geo and international Fox channels, has new episodes of popular Turkish drama That is My Life (O Hayat Benim locally). The sales division is part of the recently expanded […]

ITV drama chief latest to exit

The director of drama at ITV is leaving after 16 years at the UK broadcaster. Steve November becomes the latest programming chief to exit following the news Kevin Lygo was succeeding Peter Fincham as director of television. Entertainment boss Elaine Bedell and factual chief Richard Klein have already left the channel. November counts big hitting […]

TLC moving into drama with Tyler Perry

Discovery’s female-skewed cable net TLC has ordered its first drama series, Too Close to Home. The show will be produced by Tyler Perry, the producer and actor who has worked extensively with Discovery’s OWN net. The eight-part drama will tell the story of a young woman who has escaped her working class to become successful […]