Beano Studios


Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights, Orange Smarty, Beano Studios

Cineflix Rights scores French deal for Marcella The London-based distributor has sold series one of hit drama Marcella into Canal Plus-owned French channel Polar+. The 8 x 60-minute crime thriller, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV and Netflix, stars Anna Friel as a Metropolitan police officer investigating a serial killer while dealing with a personal crisis. The drama — […]

Hat Trick exec boards Beano Studios

Hat Trick Productions exec Mark Talbot has joined Beano Studios as chief creative officer. In the new role, he will head up the business’s long-form content development and production studio. As chief creative officer, Talbot will oversee Beano Studios’ expansion into scripted live-action comedy and drama for teens and young adults. The expansion will build […]

CBBC exec boards Beano Studios

Beano Studios has appointed CBBC exec Tim Searle as its head of animation. In the role, Searle will creatively direct and develop all of Beano Studios’ animated content. The 25-year animation veteran was previously executive producer of animation at CBBC. He also served as EP of Danger Mouse. Previously, he was series director of Mr. […]

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed sells worldwide

Beano Studios’ Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed has sold to nine territories, including Rai in Italy, France Televisions and RTE in Ireland. Joining the European broadcast trio and via deals made with distributor Jetpack Distribution, Dennis & Gnasher will now also air on Emirates Cable in the UAE, VTMKids in Belgium, TV Derana in Sri Lanka, […]

The ABC’s Chris Rose joins Beano

Chris Rose has joined the Beano animation team in the UK, and will be director of development and production at the comics-to-TV brand. Rose, a former Hit Entertainment executive, joins from Australian pubcaster the ABC. At Beano he will lead the development and production of long form TV and productions based on characters from the […]