UK and Kiwi producers join forces

Producers in the UK and New Zealand will work together more closely after Pact and Spada inked a deal. The UK and Kiwi producers’ associations said the memorandum of understanding covers information sharing and delegations from one country visiting the other. UK trade body Pact already has a similar MoU with the Screen Producers’ Association […]

News brief: Saban hires distribution director

Saban Brands has recruited Zofia Karpinska as director of distribution. She joins from London-based producer/distributor 3DD where she was head of sales and coproductions. In the newly-created role at Saban she will oversee TV sales, digital distribution and home entertainment for Eastern Europe. Karpinska will be based in the London office of Saban and report […]

News brief: UKTV prebuys Raiders of the Lost Art

UK digital channel operator UKTV has acquired upcoming art theft series Raiders of the Lost Art. The six-part show is produced by UK indie 3DD and tells the story of how treasured objects have been stolen. UKTV will put it out on its factual channel Yesterday. Adrian Wills, the channel’s general manager said: “It is […]

Hoho Rights poaches Danielle Davies from Viacom

Kids distributor Hoho Rights has hired Danielle Davies as head of sales and acquisitions. She joins from Viacom where she is acting sales director. She will oversee all of Hoho’s sales activities and the acquisition of third-party shows. Prior to Viacom, Davies was senior VP, sales, DCD Rights and has also worked at 3DD, Action […]