Crackit readies seven shock docs for 5Star, Channel 5

Crackit Productions has won commissions for seven stand-alone ‘shock docs’ from 5STAR and Channel 5. The hour-long one-offs will TX across 5STAR and Channel 5 over the next six months and have titles such as: My Mother the Monster; My Dad The Paedophile; Snatched And Sold for Sex; Eating Ourselves To Death; Hoarders: Buried Alive In My Bedroom; Teacher’s Pet […]

5Star boosts originals with three new commissions

Viacom-owned youth-focused channel 5Star has ordered a slate of new programs from GooWoo Media, Alaska TV and LA Productions.   Celebs On The Farm (pictured) producer GooWoo Media has been commissioned for spin-off series Celebs On The Ranch (10 x 60 minutes), which will see 10 famous faces head to a ranch in the American wild […]

5Star picks up Dirty Tricks from Vice Studios

UK broadcaster 5Star has ordered factual entertainment series Dirty Tricks from Vice Studios. The new six-part factual entertainment series (6×60’) follows street magic on unsuspecting members of the public. Dirty Tricks (w/t) will be fronted by social media starand magician Ryan Tricks with a number of guest appearances throughout the series. Tricks has already racked up over […]

Spun Gold secures true crime commissions from UK’s 5STAR

UK producer Spun Gold Television has won a raft of crime commissions from 5STAR, part of broadcaster Channel 5’s family of channels. Key titles include Killed on Camera (1×60), which tells the story of a family’s quest to find out how a snuff movie fantasist, known to the police, was able to murder a 17 year-old […]

Naked hires ex-Fox TV Studios UK chief

Simon Andreae’s production company, Naked Entertainment, has appointed former Fox Television Studios UK managing director Susie Dark as its first COO. Dark will oversee all financial, legal and operational aspects of Simon Andreae’s indie, which is one of a batch that FremantleMedia invested in last year. The company claims to have “several series commissions in […]