Aaron Kaplan


Kapital hires Fox vet for business ops

Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has hired Fox veteran Sandra Ortiz to oversee business affairs and production business. Ortiz was most recently head of business affairs for Fox 21 Television Studios. She joined US-based Kapital recently and has already helped to negotiate with CBS All Access for an order of drama Tell Me a Story and […]

Sagansky launches OTT prodco Golden Karavan

Top entertainment execs from the US and India have launched Golden Karavan, an Indian-focused OTT television production company for services such as Netflix and Amazon. The new Mumbai-based entity is set to create and finance a slate of original TV content over the next five years. Golden Karavan is the vision of former Sony Pictures and […]

Showtime to adapt Patti Smith memoir

US cable channel Showtime is adapting the memoir of punk poet and musician Patti Smith into a drama miniseries. Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, will be adapted, co-written and produced for TV by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo), whose Desert Wolf Productions imprint will be the production company. Smith shot to fame in 1970s as […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Merman, Kapital launch UK-focused JV

Sharon Horgan’s new production firm Merman Films has created a joint venture with US indie Kapital Entertainment. Horgan (pictured) and Kapital boss Aaron Kaplan have previously worked together on a number of American scripts, but will now develop US-created content for the UK market through Kapital’s new global division, Kapital International. The JV already has […]

Latin Media Leaders: Televisa USA

BEST SCRIPTED FORMAT TERMINALES, TELEVISA USA   Terminales is the most talked about scripted format to come out of Latin America since Yo Soy Betty, La Fea turned up on ABC as Ugly Betty. The Televisa novela is also set up at a Disney-owned company, this time, youth skewing cable network ABC Family. The Mexican […]