Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights rejigs execs in Canada, Germany & Latin America

Banijay Rights has rejigged its operations in Latin America, Canada and Germany with a series of exec changes, which will see former Endemol Shine International (ESI) exec Michelle Wasserman handed an expanded remit. Wasserman will now add responsibility for finished tape sales to her existing role covering format deals across the continent, taking on the […]

Banijay takes Italian & Swedish domestic abuse formats to global buyers

Banijay is rolling out two formats to international buyers that are designed to raise awareness around domestic abuse. Crimes Of Passion has been acquired from La Bastoggi in Italy, where it has aired since 2007. The 120-minute format centres around femicide, with each episode focusing on a woman who was killed and relying on the narrative […]

Banijay, ITVS, All3, eOne & Fremantle unveil plans for The London TV Screenings

UK-based distributors Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, All3Media International, Fremantle and ITV Studios have unveiled further details around their combined London Screenings event in March. The five companies, which in November revealed plans to formally work together on the UK-based event, have confirmed the overall schedule for the upcoming virtual edition of The London TV Screenings ahead […]

Commissioning round-up: Showtime orders ‘Yellowjackets’; BBCS & Bilibili announce ‘Ancients’; Viaplay takes ‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’

Showtime orders ‘Yellowjackets’ ViacomCBS-owned US network Showtime has given a series order to drama pilot Yellowjackets. The series, from writers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Entertainment One and producer Drew Comins, will begin production early next year in Vancouver and is also expected to debut in 2021. Jonathan Lisco is attached as exec producer and […]

Banijay, All3, eOne, Fremantle & ITVS unveil London Screenings event

Distribution giants All3media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios have joined up to formally launch a London-based screenings week, which will take place following BBC Studios’s Showcase event. The London Screenings will launch on 1 March following on from BBC Studios Showcase, which is scheduled to take place online-only from 22-24 February. […]

HBO Max extends acquisition spree with UK comedy ‘Two Weeks To Live’

WarnerMedia’s US streamer HBO Max has taken exclusive streaming rights to British dark comedy Two Weeks To Live. The 6 x 30-minute show, which will launch on the US service on 5 November, is produced by Banijay-owned UK prodco Kudos and is currently airing on Sky. The story tracks an early 20-something oddball who, since the […]

Go big or go small? Sales chiefs talk global deals

Covid-19’s impact on production coincided with US studios going direct-to-consumer, creating what appeared to be a sales opportunity like no other. Richard Middleton catches up with the world’s top distribution execs to gauge whether it was a fruitful summer US studios’ plans to launch their own streamers had been known for some time by the […]

Exclusive: Banijay Rights new-look distribution structure revealed  

Banijay Rights has restructured its sales operation following the acquisition of Endemol Shine Group with a host of changes around the world, TBI has learned.  The giant distribution arm, which is headed up by former Endemol Shine International (ESI) CEO Cathy Payne, has a catalogue of almost 90,000 hours with brands ranging from Survivor and […]

Exclusive: Banijay Rights’ scripted chief Caroline Torrance departs

Caroline Torrance, head of scripted at Banijay’s global sales arm, is leaving the company following its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, TBI has learned. Torrance was head of scripted at Banijay Rights and also worked with in-house and external producers around the world to develop and acquire drama and comedy for the wider Banijay Group. […]

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