Scripted


StudioCanal staffs up London office

StudioCanal has added to its London-based sales team, poaching execs from All3Media, Shine Endemol Group and FremantleMedia and promoting others within that office. Beatriz Campos (left) has joined from Endemol Shine International and taken a vice president of sales role, while Elise Woolfe is sales manager at the Canal+ owned distributor, joining from All3Media. Both […]

Sky snags Coogan comedy The Trip

Sky has ordered a third season of The Trip in a move that will see the comedy series transition from the BBC to Sky Atlantic. The move means the series will go from free to pay TV in the UK following the route taken by another Steve Coogan series, with the new Alan Partridge show, […]

Syfy orders linear, digital and virtual reality drama

Pay TV net Syfy has ordered Halcyon, a futuristic cop drama that will go out on its linear channel, online and as an immersive virtual reality experience. It will be made by next-generation studio Secret Location, which is based in Toronto and counts Entertainment One among its investors. The shortform show was commissioned for the […]

Hulu captures 12 Monkeys

Hulu has acquired US streaming rights to Syfy series 12 Monkeys. The on-demand service has picked up the first season of the show, a time-travel series loosely based on the movie of the same name. Linear cable nets are increasingly shopping VOD and SVOD rights to shows ahead of the new season launches on their […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Sky Arts retells Gaiman’s Likely Stories

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a four-part scripted series from cult writer Neil Gaiman. Likely Stories will be adapted from Gaiman’s collection of short stories by British indie Sid Gentle Films. Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth) will direct, with Jarvis Cocker creating a score. Sky Vision, which is part […]

ABC loses drama, children’s bosses

Two senior programming executives are leaving Australia’s pubcaster, the ABC. Head of fiction Carole Sklan and head of children’s Deidre Brennan are both exiting the organisation. Sklan’s departure at the end of February comes after six years running ABC Fiction, while Brennan is leaving “to pursue new opportunities within the international market”. Deputy head of […]

All3Media America poaches Lifetime’s Lederman

Nina Lederman has joined All3Media’s US operation in the newly-created role of executive VP, scripted programming. Lederman has been at US cable net Lifetime for the past seven years as senior VP, scripted programming and development. Her credits there include the channel’s breakout hit UnReal. She also worked on upcoming Omen-inspired series Damien. At All3Media […]

Bavaria poaches Tandem exec for int’l push

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion has poached Moritz Polter from Tandem, and the new recruit will lead an international expansion effort at the German producer. Bavaria Fernsehproduktion is a subsidiary of Bavaria Film and ZDF Enterprises, and one of Germany’s most longstanding and largest production groups. Moritz takes the newly-created role of executive producer, international television series, at […]

Starz to follow White Queen with White Princess

Starz has greenlit The White Princess, a follow-up to its successful War of the Roses period drama The White Queen (pictured). Like its forbear, The White Princess will be based on a Philippa Gregory novel set in the Tudor period, and be produced by All3Media backed producer Company Pictures. The White Queen writer Emma Frost […]