Argonon links with Leftfield, Spoke alum for new ‘Americana’ factual prodco

UK-based Argonon has unveiled its first US joint venture production outfit, after pairing up with a former Leftfield Pictures and Spoke Studios producer. Rose Rock Entertainment is being launched with producer Joe Weinstock, who will lead the indie as CEO. It will start business with offices on the West Coast and Oklahoma, focusing on delivering “cinematic […]

Scott Brothers hires former Leopard exec for unscripted development

Scott Brothers Entertainment, the prodco founded by Property Brothers hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott, has hired former Leopard USA exec Jillian Brand as SVP of development. New York-based Brand will take responsibility for the development of unscripted projects at the firm, which has Property Brothers: Forever Home, Brother vs. Brother and Making It Home With Kortney […]

News round-up: Curiosity deals with Arrow Media; ‘Marry Me Now’ heads to the US; UK prodcos & Imperial College unveil diversity pact

Curiosity deals with Arrow Media Factual streamer Curiosity has ordered a 15-episode show from UK-based Arrow Media exploring some of the world’s most important inventions. Oops I Changed The World tells the stories of accidental and surprise inventions that have transformed our lives, including how a broken thermometer led to a scientist creating the first […]

Bandicoot TV hires RDF & Initial alum to lead development

Bandicoot TV, the producer of the UK version of The Masked Singer, has hired former RDF, ITV and Fremantle execs to work across its development, talent and production operations. Kate Stannard joins as the Argonon-owned label’s first head of development, with a remit to identify, create and develop new formats across UK, US and international […]

Argonon eyes ‘hyperspace leap’ in commissioning as rebrand unveiled

UK- and US-based production group Argonon has unveiled its first ever rebrand, ahead of plans for a “hyperspace leap” in commissioning this year. The company, which has offices in London, LA, New York, Glasgow and Liverpool, said its new brand proposition and the ‘The World Watches’ tagline “underpins Argonon’s journey and the ambitions of the group […]

Argonon appoints for development drive, hires Banijay alum

Abandoned Engineering and The Masked Singer UK group Argonon has made a series of appointments at production companies under its umbrella. Danny O’Brien has been promoted to head of development for Like a Shot Entertainment, which is behind Abandoned Engineering and Mysteries Of The Abandoned. He has previously produced returning series including Private Lives Of […]

Argonon buys Nemorin as ‘growth path’ out of pandemic focuses on branded content

Argonon has expanded its branded content operations by acquiring UK-based outfit Nemorin Film & Video, as part of the production group’s ‘growth path’ out of the pandemic. Nemorin was founded in 2014 by Pete Fergusson, former head of commercial video for the Telegraph Media Group, and creates branded video, advertiser-funded programming and social content for companies around […]

Factual round-up: BriteSpark & Beyond link to fund ‘MEM’; Scorpion strikes in Spain; CuriosityStream expands in India

BriteSpark embraces Massive Engineering Mistakes Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films has linked up with Beyond Rights to co-produce a third and fourth season of Massive Engineering Mistakes. The 20 x 60-minute series, which will be sold by Beyond, has also been funded through pre-sales with undisclosed partners, including a yet-to-be announced US network. The show has previously sold to […]

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