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Exclusive: ITV swoops for ‘The Masked Singer’

ITV has swooped for Fox’s hit format The Masked Singer, TBI understands. The UK broadcaster is believed to have aggressively outbid Channel 4 for the MBC Korea-distributed singing format, in which celebrities sing in full-body costumes and masks, with top contenders reaching series’ end while keeping their identities hidden. The local production is thought to […]

Channel 4 gets ‘Banged Up’ Stateside with BriteSpark

Channel 4 has commissioned Argonon Group-backed BriteSpark Films for a three-part social experiment series that will see British teens jailed in the US.  Banged Up (3 x 60 minutes) will see eight teens aged 15-17 – some of whom are in trouble with the law – spending a week living and working in a tough Florida […]

BriteSpark hires Channel 4 commissioner as director of programmes

Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films has appointed Channel 4 commissioner Tom Porter as its director of programmes. In the new role, Porter – who will begin in April – is to help develop and grow the business. Focusing on the UK market, he will oversee the new slate of programming as well as bring in commissions. The […]

Argonon’s Leopard takes Mormon Love to Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch has picked up Leopard USA’s Mormon Love, a documentary series that looks at teen life in the LDS Mormon community in Utah. Mormon Love reveals what it’s like to date within the LDS Church, following four different stories of young Mormon love. Filmed across the summer, the Facebook community will see the stories of Josie, […]

Distributor-led commissions: the 5 things producers need to know

As production funding from broadcasters continues to lag behind production costs, and production companies increasingly find themselves with deficits, Argonon’s chief operating officer Laura Bessell breaks down the top five things every producer needs to know about distributor-led commissioning. As producers look for innovative ways of funding, working with multiple broadcasters at the same time has […]

Argonon takes full stake of BriteSpark

Argonon Group has acquired 100% of BriteSpark Films, its joint venture with Nick Godwin. Godwin, the creative director and co-founder of Britespark, established the company with Argonon in 2013. Titles from the prodco include Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords and Nazi Treasure Hunters. The exec will continue as creative director and look to build an executive […]

Remedy boss Borges leaving

One of the co-founders of UK-based production company Remedy is leaving the business after 14 years. Managing director Juliet Borges is exiting to “explore other opportunities”. Chief creative officer Tom Blakeson will remain in his role, as well as taking on the MD post. She had created the business with Toby Dormer in 2003, and […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Argonon launches prodcos with NBCU & All3 execs

UK-based Argonon Group has established a pair of joint venture production entities, with execs from NBCUniversal and All3Media behind them. Barefaced TV will focus on factual entertainment formats for the UK and international markets, while Bandicoot is billed as a multi-genre production house. Lucy Golding and Rosie Bray (pictured right, l-r), who were joint heads […]

Windfall MD exits as Scotland office opens

Argonon Group-owned factual producer Windfall Films is changing its managing director, with an ITN Productions exec coming in as a Scotland office opens. Kristina Obradovic (left) is leaving the London-based Inside Einstein’s Mind prodco after 16 years, with Allison Todd (below right) drafted in to replace her. At the same time, Windfall is launching Windfall […]