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Belgium’s Primitives hires Magnify alum as sales & acquisitions chief

Benelux format distributor Primitives has named a Be-Entertainment and Magnify Media alum as its new director of sales & acquisitions. Simone de Pruyssenaere de la Woestyne replaces Siobhan Crawford, who stepped down in April as revealed by TBI, and will be responsible for all acquisitions and sales at the Belgium-based format distributor. De la Woestyne has worked in distribution […]

Formats round-up: Be-Entertainment hires sales exec; Fremantle takes ‘Fame In The Family’ rights; Magnify sells ‘Love Raft’

Be-Entertainment hires sales exec Belgian distributor Be-Entertainment has hired Jack Solesbury as VP of finished & format sales. Joining the company on 1 April, Solesbury will be tasked with further growing the sales of scripted and non-scripted finished titles for Be-Entertainment outside of the Benelux, as well as being part of the format sales team. […]

Unscripted round-up: Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’; Be-Entertainment lands ‘Dream Job In Paradise’; More4 & 6ter take on ‘Space Invaders’

Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’ Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has acquired UK reality show Peckham’s Finest, following a deal with distributor Abacus Media Rights. The 10 x 45-minute series, which is produced by Bandicoot Scotland (part of Argonon Group), debuted on ITV2 and ITV Hub in the UK in December. It will launch on Hulu tomorrow – […]

Belgium’s Be-Entertainment hires ITVS, Endemol alum to lead global push

Belgian distributor Be-Entertainment appointed a former ITV Studios (ITVS) executive to oversee its international expansion. Annelies Noest becomes business director at the Box Of Talent and Fair Trade format distributor, with a remit to expand the company’s global network. Noest, who previously worked for Endemol and Talpa Global, was most recently director of business development […]

Unscripted round-up: Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights; Love Nature & WNET launch sardine doc; ‘Project Cupid’ strikes in Poland

Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to Controlling Britney Spears, a new feature length documentary containing new allegations about the pop icon’s daily life inside her much-scrutinised conservatorship. The documentary is a follow-up to previous doc Framing Britney Spears and was produced in partnership by […]