Exclusive: Cartoon Network Studios’ original series development VP exits

Nicole Rivera, VP of original series development at Warner Bros. Discovery’s Cartoon Network Studios, is exiting the company after five years. TBI understands that Rivera, who worked on titles including Battu and the upcoming HBO Max series Adventure Time: Fionna And Cake, is currently looking for new work. The exec first joined the studio in […]

Banijay Benelux acquires Belgian ‘Black-out’ producer Jonnydepony

Banijay Benelux is acquiring its second production firm in as many months, taking a majority stake in Belgium’s Jonnydepony. Founded in 2015 by by Philippe De Schepper, and led by Helen Perquy, who has been co-owner since 2018, Jonnydepony is a scripted label behind titles including Black-out, which has sold in eight countries, including Canada, […]

Netflix UK acquires ‘Dal y Mellt’ as first Welsh language drama

Netflix has acquired its first Welsh-language only drama, picking up local pubcaster S4C’s crime series Dal y Mellt (aka Rough Cut) for UK subscribers, following a deal with distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Vox Pictures, the 6 x 60-minute series is an adaptation of Iwan ‘Iwcs’ Roberts’ first novel of the same name. Roberts also wrote the script […]

PBS Masterpiece boards Quay Street drama ‘Nolly’ for US debut

US pubcaster PBS Masterpiece has picked up fact-based drama Nolly ahead of its debut on UK streamer ITVX. Nolly is the first series to emerge from ITV Studios-backed Quay Street Productions, the scripted firm launched in 2021 by former StudioCanal UK boss and Red Production Company founder Nicola Shindler. No premiere date has yet been […]

Netflix & Mediapro alum joins Spain’s iZen to fuel international scripted

Juliana Barrera, Netflix’s former originals chief in Spain, has resurfaced at Newen-owned Spanish production group iZen. She will oversee iZen’s scripted projects and its international strategy, working with the group’s chiefs, Jose Velasco and Sara Fernández-Velasco. Barrera has worked in the business for two decades and was most recently leading Netflix originals in Spain, having […]

BritBox International creative chief Diederick Santer exits

Diederick Santer, the chief creative officer at BritBox International, is to exit the company. Former Kudos CEO Santer resigned at the end of last year to explore new professional opportunities. He will depart at the end of February, giving him time to work on several projects he was executive producing. Following his departure, BritBox International […]

HBO Max’s Antony Root to exit WBD, eyes move into production

HBO Max EMEA content chief Antony Root is to step down from his role at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) at the end of March, after more than a decade with the company. Root took on his current EVP & head of original production position in 2021, having joined HBO in 2011 to lead original programming […]

Newen Studios’ Nimbus Films takes stake in ‘The Rain’ producer Tall and Small

Newen Studios-backed Broen/Bron producer Nimbus Film has acquired a minority stake in Tall and Small, the fellow Danish production firm behind The Rain. Copenhagen-based Tall and Small was founded in 2020 by author Jannik Tai Mosholt and producer Christian Potalivo, with the company going on to produce Netflix shows The Rain, Nisser, and Chosen. Mosholt […]

All3 lands duo incl Sky Studios exec as German scripted push expands

All3Media in Germany has hired execs from companies including Sky Studios as it looks to bolster its recently formed scripted arm in the country. Julia Jaensch becomes drama director at All3Media Deutschland Fiction, which was created in October when Tatort producer Filmpool Fiction was rolled into the new division. It is led by former Red […]

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