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TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Berlinale: Gangster drama Big Bones heads to Series Mania

David Schalko’s historical crime drama Big Bones, which was pitched at the Berlin Co-Pro Series event, is to be presented again at Lille’s Series Mania next month via a drama partnership between the two festivals. The French drama festival has teamed with Berlinale’s co-production market for a ‘project exchange’ that enables one project to be pitched across […]

Exclusive: Beta Film strikes global sales for Russia’s Trigger

Beta Film has struck deals across Brazil, Israel and Japan for Russian drama series Trigger, TBI has learned.  Originally produced by Russian prodco Sreda for Channel One Russia, the series will now go to Globo in Brazil, HOT in Israel and Japan’s VOD platform U-Next. Negotiations with a German partner are also in final stages, […]

Show of the Week: The Pier

Spanish romantic thriller The Pier originates from Esther Martínez Lobato and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) showrunner Álex Pina, who signed a global overall deal with Netflix earlier this summer. The eight-part series – which also stars Casa de Papel’s Álvaro Morte – is for Spanish SVOD Movistar+ and will receive its world premiere […]

Show of the week: Trigger

Trigger warning: The Sreda Film-produced drama is a clear indication of the premium content beginning to originate from Russia. Set to have its world premiere screening in Cannes next month, the 15 x 60-minute Channel One Russia drama follows Artem, a Moscow-based psychologist who practices a “provocative therapy” cure in which he confronts patients with […]

Red Bull & Beta Film pick up first network partner for JV series

Red Bull and Beta Film have partnered with the first network, Germany’s ARD/Degeto, for the ambitious cross-territory football series The Net. At MIPTV this April Red Bull Media House and Beta Film launched a  proposition for a joint venture series that will be set in five separate territories for eight episodes each. Series from each […]

Beta Film partners with La Casa de Papel showrunner for new drama

Beta Film has announced a partnership with Movistar+/Telefonica and Atresmedia Studios to work with acclaimed showrunner Alex Pina on a new drama, Embarcadero (The Pier). The noirish mystery thriller is currently shooting in Valencia, and stars Money Heist (above, La Casa de Papel) lead Álvaro Morte alongside Verónica Sánchez (Morocco – Love in Times of […]

Beta Film & O3 Productions team for Arab-European copros

Beta Film and O3 Productions, the production arm of Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC, are partnering for a multi-series deal to coproduce scripted projects that bridge Arab and European world. The deal marks the first major partnership O3 has made with a European business. A number of series are already in development under the new agreement. […]

Germany’s Beta Film secures rights to French Victor Hugo series

Beta Film has secured worldwide rights for the high-end French scripted series Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State, produced by Quad, the company behind box office hit film The Intouchables. The four-hour mini-series, directed by Jean-Marc Moutout (The Bureau – pictured) is currently being shot around Paris, northern France and the Dordogne and will be wrapped […]

Red Bull & Beta Film team for football corruption scripted venture

Red Bull Media House and Beta Film are set to launch an ambitious high-end scripted series that looks at football corruption, set to launch in 2019/21. Titled The Net, the project will be a total of 40 hours across five series, each based in separate locations in Europe. Company execs told TBI that a third […]

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