Agatha Christie Limited


Op-Ed: Look to Asian drama remakes for creative renewal

Amanda Groom, MD of co-production specialist The Bridge, explains why Asian remakes such as SBS Korea’s take on Miss Marple, Ms. Ma, Nemesis, are breathing new life into Western drama IP.  A growing trend across Asia is seeing remakes of Western drama resulting in exciting adaptations of characters and story lines we think we already know. […]

Amazon brings Agatha Christie series to the US

Amazon is adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of branded originals in the US. Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for these series in the US. The first adaptation of Christie’s classic stories, Ordeal By Innocence, began production earlier this month in the UK […]

RLJE Int’l rebrands to Acorn Media Int’l

RLJE International has been renamed Acorn Media International. The division is the international unit of RLJ, the US-listed company that runs OTT services and is the majority owner of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the author’s IP. The international business started out as a DVD label and has since branched out into digital and other […]

BBC, Acorn, A+E partner for new Agatha Christie

The BBC, A+E Studios and Acorn are coproducing a TV adaptation of Agatha Christie novel The Witness for the Prosecution, which will bow on BBC One in the UK, and Brit-centric streaming service Acorn TV in the US. The novel will be adapted by Sarah Phelps who penned the recent successful TV version of Christie’s […]

Shaw to replace Holland at Agatha Christie firm

RLJ Entertainment, which owns rights to the Agatha Christie brand, has hired ex-Miramax exec Stuart Shaw to replace Paul Holland as managing director of its international division. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which includes the Poirot (pictured) and Miss Marple TV brands; plus the Foyle’s War franchise, British TV producer and distributor Acorn […]

RLJ picks Pears as sales boss

US distributor RLJ Entertainment has hired Mike Pears as its executive VP, content sales. In the newly-created role Pears will oversee TV and digital sales. He joins from Cinedigm Entertainment where he was president of digital sales. “With his foundational experience in the industry and leading role in the digital and cable/satellite VOD space, [Pears] […]