All3’s Maverick TV USA hires Authentic, Red Table Talk alum to lead development

All3Media-backed Maverick TV USA has hired Helga Eike from Will and Jada Smith’s Red Table Talk Productions. Eike becomes head of development at Maverick’s US division and will focus on expanding its Stateside slate, which includes Netflix’s American Barbeque Showdown and an upcoming docuseries with NBA champion Derek Fisher and his wealthy TV star wife, Gloria Govan. No […]

All3 merges Maverick TV with Objective Media Group Scotland to create new label

All3Media has restructured operations at Embarrassing Bodies producer Maverick Television UK and Objective Media Group Scotland, with the two companies being merged to create a new label. 141 Productions will focus on factual and factual entertainment programming, and will sit within Objective Media Group (OMG). The label will be run by joint creative directors Toby Stevens, OMG’s […]

Hulu preps spicy dating competition show from All3’s Bright Spot

Hulu is preparing to launch a new dating competition series that sees couples battling to create thir best dishes while eating “incredibly spicy food”. The show is from All3Media-backed Bright Spot Content, the US prodco founded by former Discovery Studios head Sandy Varo Jarrell, and will launch 16 August. All 10 x 30-minute episodes will […]

‘The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe’ firm preps Barings Bank & Nick Leeson drama

The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe producer Story Films has started development on a four-part drama exploring the notorious collapse of Barings Bank and the man at the centre of the scandal, trader Nick Leeson. The Man Who Broke The Bank (w/t) is being written by Tony Marchant (The Mark Of Cain, Butterfly) and is […]

France’s M6 welcomes Idtv’s Dutch format ‘The Traitors’

French broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of Netherlands reality entertainment format The Traitors. The original show was created by Marc Pos and Jasper Hoogendoorn, CEO and creative director respectively at All3Media’s Dutch prodco Idtv. It was then further developed with the RTL Creative Unit and produced by Idtv under the local title De Verraders for RTL4 in […]

Noel Clarke discusses ‘modern McCarthyism’ around sexual harassment allegations

UK actor and director Noel Clarke has spoken out for the first time since the London Metropolitan Police confirmed it would not be investigating him further over allegations of sexual harassment. The police confirmed in March it would not be extending its inquiry into the allegations made against the Bulletproof star, which were first made in UK […]

Exclusive: All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has ‘no plans’ to sell UK superindie

All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has no plans to sell its stake in the UK-based production giant despite the merger between fellow co-owner Discovery and WarnerMedia, according to the telco’s CEO. Rumours have been swirling in the UK that All3 could be about to be put on the block, with insiders questioning where the company fits […]

Roku expands originals with Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Maven & All3’s Lime

AVOD operator Roku is expanding its originals push with three new unscripted shows in the works. Social experiment show The Marriage Pact and eight-part matchmaking series Match Me In Miami are joined by unscripted feature, To Paris For Love: A Reality ‘Rom Com’, from Reece Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Zoe Saldaña’s Cinestar Pictures. The trio […]

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