Beta Film

ITV & PBS extend ‘Professor T’ as Beta Film strikes deals

ITV in the UK and PBS in the US have extended Professor T into a fourth season, with distributor Beta Film also revealing a raft of sales for shows including Estonia. The six-hour fourth run, which is again being produced by UK prodco Eagle Eye, will launch in the US on PBS and will be […]

RTL Germany welcomes Videoland drama ‘Maxima’ following Beta Film deal

RTL Germany has picked up rights to Maxima, which follows the life of Argentina-born Maxima Zorreguieta who later became Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. The six-hour show has just wrapped shooting and is being produced by Millstreet Films. It was commissioned by RTL Netherlands’ OTT service Videoland. The series, which is sold by Beta Film, […]

Show of the Week: In Her Car

This 10-part Ukrainian drama is set during the early days of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and based on real events, following the impact of the war on Kyiv residents. Each episode follows local therapist, Lydia, played by How is Katia? star Anastasia Karpenko, as she drives a different person to safety, with their […]

Beta Film & Danny Goldman launch Omega Global Media sales firm & set first project

Germany’s Beta Film and industry veteran Danny Goldman have launched a new distribution business focussing on high-end English-language TV series. Omega Global Media, which is based out of London, will co-finance and distribute English-language dramas “beyond the constraints of the conventional studio, network, and streaming models”, it said. Goldman, a former Sony Pictures Television and […]

Show of the Week: Elsa Morante’s La Storia

Italian author Elsa Morante’s best-selling novel La Storia comes to the screen in this 8 x 60-minute drama set during the latter years of the Second World War. The story follows Ida Ramundo, the widowed mother of 15-year-old teenager Nino, living in Rome during the conflict. The novel, previously adapted as a feature film in […]

Show of the Week: Three

This unique musical drama from Israel tracks the lives of three girls who form a band, exploring how their very different cultural backgrounds are no barrier to forging friendships and breaking down discrimination. The teen-skewing series, which is produced by Paramount-owned Ananey Studios and broadcast exclusively on HOT, aims to use the power of music […]

eOne, Keshet Int’l & Beta talk crime & procedural demand from buyers seeking ‘safe’ options

The squeeze on spending is pushing buyers to commission “safer” scripted series with crime and procedurals trending, according to distribution execs here at Conecta Fiction in Toledo. Keshet International (KI)’s Anke Stoll, Entertainment One’s Noel Hedges and Beta Film’s Christian Gockel were in town to outline their nuanced approaches to distribution, with the current streamer […]

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