No Offence producer to head development at AbbottVision

No Offence producer Henry Swindell has been appointed head of development at Manchester-based indie AbbottVision. Swindell most recently worked as a script producer on the third series of the Channel 4 police drama. As head of development, he will be based out of the indie’s writers’ studio in Manchester, developing and expanding a slate of […]

France Télévisions takes No Offence

Public broadcaster France Télévisions has acquired Britihs cop comedy-drama No Offence from FremantleMedia International. The Paul Abbott-penned series will premiere in France on France 2, a deal that follows sales into Australia, to the ABC, Netherlands (NOP), Israel (Hot), Denmark (DR) and Iceland (RUV). The show follows three female police officers at a tight-knit unit […]

FremantleMedia takes No Offence

FremantleMedia International has bagged rights to upcoming Channel 4 police procedural No Offence, which comes from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. The show follows a close-knit policing unit in a tough part of Manchester, England, that are faced with a twisted serial killing spree. Joanna Scanlon (The Thick of It), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Alexandra Roach […]

France’s new wave

With shortform content, event TV and international copros, a new wave of French producers are keeping TV as a core business but experimenting with digital and new collaborative models, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Last year, the French TV market found a new Eldorado. Besides scripted reality concepts, which flourished on both private and public TV networks, […]

Channel 4 buys French drama Rebound

Channel 4 has picked up hit French-language drama Rebound. It marks the first time in over two decades that the UK free-to-air broadcaster will have shown a subtitled drama and follows the success of non-English language offerings on BBC Four such as Forbrydelsen and Prisoners of War on Sky Arts. The eight-part French drama follows […]