Argonon’s US label Rose Rock rejigs creative team by hiring Wheelhouse exec

Argonon’s US label Rose Rock Entertainment has restructured its creative team by hiring former Wheelhouse Entertainment exec Darryl Cordova and promoting Travis Schoen. The rejig, which follows the arrival of Joe Weinstock as the first Argonon USA CEO, will see Cordova becoming senior director of development and Schoen being upped to VP of production & […]

Argonon ups Rose Rock CEO Joe Weinstock to oversee US operations

UK & US production group Argonon has appointed Rose Rock Entertainment CEO Joe Weinstock to the newly created role of chief executive for Argonon USA. Weinstock’s current remit expands to encompass not only Rose Rock, but Leopard USA and all further group operations in the US, including acquisitions. He will report in to Argonon’s global […]

Paramount’s C5 orders BriteSpark East series exploring UK counties Norfolk & Suffolk

Paramount-owned Channel 5 (C5) has commissioned a six-part series exploring the UK counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, with Bill Nighy attached to narrate. Norfolk & Suffolk is being produced by Argonon-owned BriteSpark East and will aim to capture the people, the stories and the landscape of England’s most Eastern counties, known as the breadbasket of […]

Bandicoot TV hires Youngest & Thames execs as production chief Emma Read-Wilson exits

The Masked Singer UK producer Bandicoot TV has hired former Youngest Media and Thames Television execs, following news that head of production Emma Read-Wilson is stepping down. Louisa Benger takes the newly created role of director of productions & operations with a remit across Bandicoot TV, Bandicoot Scotland and the label’s expanding US operations. She […]

TBI’s 2023 Predictions: James Burstall, CEO, Argonon

As the new year gets underway, TBI talks to some of the biggest names in the global TV industry to get their thoughts on the major trends and best shows coming up in the next 12 months. Here, James Burstall, CEO of Argonon, talks climate change, a podcast push and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The […]

Argonon’s Nemorin hires News UK exec as creative director amid branded push

Argonon is increasing its investment in branded content production by expanding the team at its UK-based Nemorin Film & Video. The group, which acquired Nemorin in 2020 as part of its growth strategy out of the pandemic, has hired Sachini Imbuldeniya to the newly created role of executive creative director, reporting into founder & CEO […]

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 […]

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