Federation Studios acquires ‘Simon Super Rabbit’ animation firm GO-N Productions

Federation Studios has acquired Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet’s Paris-based animation house GO-N Productions. Founded in 2004, GO-N Productions is behind animated series including Simon Super Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. Co-founders Garnetn and de Galard were awarded a Cartoon Tribute and named producer of the year at the Cartoon Forum Toulouse last […]

Hulu & Britbox acquire BBC & Sister drama ‘Better’

US streamer Hulu and Britbox have picked up rights to BBC drama Better, produced by UK-based Sister. The five-parter, which debuted on BBC One in the UK earlier this year, will become available on BritBox in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, while NPO in the Netherlands and VRT in Belgium also have rights. America Video […]

WGA & AMPTP strike ‘tentative’ deal to end US writers strike after five months

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached a “tentative agreement” with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), paving the way for an end to the US strike after almost five months. The development, which came after five days of talks following the resumption of formal discussions last week, was confirmed in […]

Show of the Week: Elsa Morante’s La Storia

Italian author Elsa Morante’s best-selling novel La Storia comes to the screen in this 8 x 60-minute drama set during the latter years of the Second World War. The story follows Ida Ramundo, the widowed mother of 15-year-old teenager Nino, living in Rome during the conflict. The novel, previously adapted as a feature film in […]

StudioCanal appoints Tall Story’s Patrick Schweitzer as CEO of ‘It’s A Sin’ label Red

StudioCanal has appointed Tall Story Pictures’ Patrick Schweitzer as CEO of Red Production Company, the UK prodco behind It’s A Sin and the upcoming Anansi Boys. Schweitzer takes over the role vacated by Sarah Doole last year, with the company having been managed by a ‘transition’ team, supported by Françoise Guyonnet, StudioCanal’s executive managing director […]

Amazon Prime Video to introduce advertisements from 2024

Amazon is to introduce advertisements on its Prime Video service from next year, the retail giant has said. Prime Video said the move was necessary to “continue investing in compelling content” and to “keep increasing that investment over a long period of time”, pointing to spending on shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Ads […]

WBD to expand UK studio at Leavesden, with production capacity to soar by 50%

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has unveiled plans to expand its UK studio at Leavesden, with production capacity set to increase by a further 50%. Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden will have 10 new sound stages added to the existing 19, along with an additional 400,000 square feet of production and support space to take it a […]

Script to Screen – The Continental: From The World Of John Wick

With The Continental launching on Peacock and Prime Video tomorrow, Mark Layton talks assassin hotels, contortion choreography and 1970s trash cans with John Wick franchise execs Erica Lee and Basil Iwanyk, and asks – where’s Keanu Reeves? American action thriller franchise John Wick is making the jump from cinema to streaming tomorrow, with The Continental […]