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Show of the Week: Professor T

Original Death In Paradise leading man Ben Miller returns to the detective genre with this new drama that tackles as many mental health issues as it does violent crimes. Miller plays the titular Professor Jasper Tempest – aka Professor T – a brilliant but unorthodox criminology teacher at England’s prestigious University of Cambridge, who is […]

Show of the Week: Libertad

Issues of liberty and freedom lie at the heart of this period drama, set in early 19th-century Spain, and following the story of Lucia “La Llanera”, who is released from prison after 17 years, along with Juan, the son she bore behind bars. Incarcerated following a showdown that led to the supposed death of Juan’s […]

Beta Nordic Studios acquires ‘Atlantic Crossing’ & ‘Wisting’ prodco Cinenord

Beta Nordic Studios (BNS), the Scandinavia-focused division of Germany’s Beta Film, has taken a majority stake in Atlantic Crossing and Wisting producer Cinenord. The Norwegian outfit was founded in 2004 and is led by Silje Hopland Eik and Alexander Eik. It produces multiple genres including family entertainment, Nordic Noir thrillers and historical drama, and will become the fourth company under […]

Beta Film takes global rights to AMC, Movistar+ drama ‘La Fortuna’

Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Movistar+ and AMC’s drama La Fortuna, which marks Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) first venture into TV series. La Fortuna, which stars Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Hunger Games) and Clarke Peters (The Wire), is based on the true-to-life discovery in […]

Deals round-up: Beyond engineers raft of sales; ZDF Enterprises gets Naked; Nippon TV & WBITVP expands ‘Mute it!’; Sony snags Beta series

Beyond engineers raft of sales Blue Ant Media in Canada, RTHK in Hong Kong, Discovery in Italy and Canal+ in France and French speaking territories are among broadcasters to pick up shows from Beyond Rights. The four companies have acquired BriteSpark Films Massive Engineering Mistakes (12 x 60), which examines epic fails and builder blunders from […]

HBO Max joins Movistar+ show ‘Perfect Life’ as co-producer

HBO Max has picked up the first season of Spanish-language dramedy Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta) and has joined as a co-producer on the recently wrapped second season with Spain’s Movistar+, as the US streamer’s international acquisition play continues. The show is from actor/writer/director Leticia Dolera and follows three women in search of their place in the world […]

TBI In Conversation: Autentic MD on the future of factual

Autentic MD Patrick Hörl tells Richard Middleton how his German factual producer and distributor responded to surging demand as Covid-19 landed and why co-productions and streamers are key. When the severity of the global pandemic hit countries outside of China in March, the long-term impacts were not front of mind. Over the course of just […]

PBS Masterpiece books an ‘Atlantic Crossing’

US broadcaster PBS Masterpiece has acquired TV broadcast rights to Cinenord’s upcoming World War Two drama series Atlantic Crossing. This latest sale follows recent deals with networks in Russia, Australia and across Europe, struck by distributor Beta Film, with the show recently celebrating its world premiere at the Canneseries international TV festival. PBS Distribution also […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation; Lagardère to take ‘Troubled Waters’ global; ‘Shepherd’ travels to Hungary and Poland

Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation Broadcasters across Europe, Latin America and the US have acquired the Movistar+ original drama Tell Me Who I Am, following deals with distributor Beta Film, ahead of its international premiere at MIPCOM Online+. Norway’s NRK, Denmark’s DR, YLE in Finland, Portugal’s RTP, Forthnet Group for Greece and Cyprus, HBO […]

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