Scripted


Genius prodco Imagine names new TV chief

Anna Culp has become the new executive VP of television at Genius producer Imagine Television. Culp is moving from the film division at Imagine, which Hollywood director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer own. This comes a year after LA-based Imagine left 20th Century Fox Television after receiving US$100 million from media investment house Raine […]

ITV Studios hires USA & ABC execs for scripted

ITV Studios America (ITVSA) has hired USA Networks’ Jed Valdecantos and ABC Studios’ Jim Dietle. Valdecantos has been named VP of scripted TV development, while Dietle become VP of business and legal affairs. ITVSA, the LA-based scripted arm of UK broadcaster ITV’s production wing, ITV Studios, has been building out its team. It recently hired […]

Amazon takes CBS summer drama – again

Subscription VOD service Amazon Prime Video has again secured rights to a CBS summer drama series. The streamer has secured exclusive US streaming and download rights to Salvation, with episodes launching four days after their broadcast debut on linear TV. The suspense thriller series follows a tech superstar and an MIT graduate who discover an […]

Landgraf’s FX ups trio

US cable channel FX Networks has promoted a trio of executives, with two execs who began as assistants to president John Landgraf’s taking new VP positions. The promotions see Colette Wilson become senior VP of current series and Barbara Crawford upped from a director post to become VP of current series. Both joined FX as […]

Rai orders Endemol Shine crime drama

Italian pubcaster Rai has tapped Endemol Shine for a crime drama. Set in an idyllic seaside town, Missing will follow the story of two teenagers who mysteriously disappear. Endemol Shine Italy is producing the twelve-part primetime series, which will premiere later this year on Rai1. Rai is also working with Endemol Shine Italy on a […]

Fremantle ups scripted buyer

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has promoted Rebecca Dundon to director of scripted acquisitions, and hired an exec from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE). Dundon takes on the new role after joining FremantleMedia’s sales arm as senior acquisitions manager in 2015. She previously worked at Shine International (now part of Endemol Shine International). Anthony Patton is joining […]

Reel One hires Mary Kills People execs for int’l push

Montreal-based Reel One Entertainment has hired Mary Kills People producer Adam Fratto as senior VP of TV series, as part of a push into international drama. The company, which is a key telemovie producer in North America, has added the executive to expand its business in international television drama. Fratto has tied with both Hollywood […]

Netflix drama will prove Everything Sucks!

Netflix is going back to the 1990s with a coming-of-age drama original titled Everything Sucks!. The quirky, ten-episode series will follow a US high school A/V club (students who are permitted to work with video projects and sound systems) and a drama club, who collide in Oregon in 1996. Netflix previously found success with 1980s […]

The pilgrims of coproduction at Contecta Fiction

Much like the determined pilgrims of Galicia’s famous Camino de Santiago, Spanish-language TV companies in Europe and Latin America were  navigating the terrain of international coproduction at the inaugural Conecta Fiction event last week. Emiliano de Pablos reports from the event. The inaugural edition of Spain’s Conecta Fiction confirmed the growing need for building coproduction […]

In-demand chart: Eastern Europe (June 19-25, 2017)

Two shows clearly stand out from the crowd in Central and Eastern Europe right now. Netflix’s teen mystery romp 13 Reasons Why and HBO drama Game of Thrones consistently beat off the competition last week across the region, our exclusive data from six key CEE territories reveals. 13 Reasons Why tops charts our digital charts […]