Asacha Media Group

Asacha names All3 Int’l alum Maria Ishak to lead global content & co-pros

Producer and distributor outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG) has hired All3Media International’s Maria Ishak to lead its global content and co-production efforts. Ishak has been named head of international content & co-productions at AMG, reporting into co-CEO’s Marina Williams and Gaspard de Chavagnac from both Paris and London. She will lead co-production and co-funding opportunities […]

Asacha Media’s Picomedia & Banijay’s WeiT unveil Italian-Russian drama ‘Kurgan’

Asacha Media Group (AMG)’s Picomedia in Italy and Banijay’s WeiT Media in Russia have joined forces on a new scripted co-production that explores the true story of a boy who travels to Siberia to receive pioneering medical treatment. Kurgan is set during the Cold War in 1982 and begins in Northern Italy, where a 14-year-old […]

Asacha Media buys ‘Mixte’ & ‘En Famille’ group Kabo Family in latest expansion

Fast-growing production and distribution outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG) has acquired Kabo Family, the French scripted firm behind Amazon’s Mixte and M6’s En Famille. The deal, which follows AMG’s acquisition of Sanditon and Death In Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures in June, will see the company pick up 10 production companies under the Kabo umbrella. These include: […]

Asacha Media buys ‘Sanditon’ prodco Red Planet Pictures

Sanditon and Death In Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures has been acquired by European outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG). The deal sees Asacha take a majority stake in Red Planet, which was founded in 2006 by showrunner Tony Jordan and is now led by joint MDs Belinda Campbell and Alex Jones. Campbell and Jones, along […]

Wag Entertainment hires Bridget Boseley as first creative director

UK factual production and distribution company Wag Entertainment has hired former Spun Gold exec Bridget Boseley to the newly created role of creative director. The appointment comes as part of the company’s plans to expand its output in the UK market and develop business with a focus on streaming platforms. It also follows its recent […]

Asacha buys majority stake in UK’s Wag Entertainment

European production outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG) has acquired a majority stake in UK factual production and distribution company Wag Entertainment, whose founder and CEO Martin Durkin will step down at the end of the year. Following a transition period, Wag’s current COO Steven Green will be promoted to become managing director of the company. […]

Asacha Media hires Disney, Fox exec to lead development & distribution

European production outfit Asacha Media Group has hired Disney sales director Maria Grazia Ursino to oversee the recently formed company’s development and distribution activities. Ursino becomes VP of content development and distribution at Asacha, which was launched earlier this year by Endemol Shine Group’s former COO Marina Williams, ex-Zodiak Media France CEO Gaspard de Chavagnac and MBC chief Marc-Antoine […]

Dealing with Covid-19: How an Italian teen drama marked a nation’s scripted first

The latest installment of TBI’s extensive coverage of Covid-19 takes us to Italy, where we hear from Stand By Me’s Simona Ercolani on how she delivered a first for the country’s scripted industry during the pandemic. Italian teen drama JAMS has never been a show to shirk a challenge. Airing through Italy’s pubcaster Rai, it […]

Exclusive: Rai, Asacha Media’s Stand By Me prep first Italian Covid-19 drama

Italian pubcaster Rai is preparing to air the first scripted series to be filmed and released during the Covid-19 pandemic, after linking up with Asacha Media Group’s prodco Stand By Me. A Coronavirus-themed special season of teen drama JAMS is in the works, which is being co-produced using new techniques to observe the new health […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]