Argonon International

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 […]

Argonon appoints Magnify Media to distribute formats

Argonon International has appointed Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media to distribute some of their formats. The deal will see Magnify Media lead Argonon International’s format sales across titles. The move arrives as Argonon searches for an international head of sales, with a wider strategy to continue to expand international business with IP at the core. CEO […]

MIPCOM slates – All3Media & Argonon

All3Media International In the lead up to Cannes, All3Media International has expanded its third-party formatsline-up. The distributor will be bringing Hindsight Productions’ family game show Letterbox (pictured) and South&Browse’s Miss Wildcard. Letterbox is a half-hour format that challenges parts of contestants to go head-to-head to crack a series of passwords in an attempt to take home […]

Argonon hires NBCU exec after int’l MD exit

Argonon International has hired NBCUniversal’s Cecilie Olsen as senior VP for sales and acquisitions after its managing director, Jess Khanom, departed earlier in the year. Olsen (pictured right) will report to Argonon Group COO Laura Bessell-Martin. Khanom (pictured below), who was appointed managing director of Argonon International in September 2016 as TBI revealed at the […]

Argonon Int’l hires Fox formats chief

Jess Khanom has left Fox Networks Group to become managing director of UK-based distributor Argonon International, TBI can reveal. Khanom was global head of formats at Fox’s international sales business, which TBI last week revealed had been retooled as Fox Networks Group Content Distribution under Prentiss Fraser. She has exited to take on the newly-created […]

Argonon art shows attract Japan, Korea

South Korean and Japanese firms have bought Argonon’s classical and contemporary ballet-themed programming via distributor Bomanbridge Media. South Korea’s LGU+ has bought VOD rights to Swan Lake (pictured), Sleeping Beauty, Imagine: A Beauty is Born – Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and The World Of Matthew Bourne (aka Matthew Bourne’s Christmas). Japanese film production and satellite […]

HBO Lat Am welcomes CBBC’s EVE

HBO Latin America has pre-bought new CBBC children’s drama EVE. This marks the first international sale for the Leopard Drama-produced drama, which follows a highly-sentient robot (Poppy Lee Friar) that lives with a modern family in suburban Britain. Argonon International, the sales arm of Leopard parent Argonon Group, distributes the show, which launches in the […]

Argonon makes Transparent acquisition

UK-based production group Argonon has bought indie factual prodco Transparent Television – its first acquisition since launching two years ago. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, means London-based Transparent is now part of a stable of Argonon production companies that also includes Leopard Films, Leopard Films USA, Leopardrama, Remedy Productions and Remedy Canada and joint […]