Beyond Productions

ITV Studios lands Banijay, Beyond alums as Beth Hart among execs upped in Oz rejig

ITV Studios in Australia has restructured its senior creative and production team, with Beth Hart and Alex Mavroidakis among those receiving new roles. Hart moves from head of content to become chief content officer with an expanded remit that includes oversight of the creative process across the entire production slate, including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me […]

Amazon preps brand-funded Beyond Prods doc, with Stephen Fry narrating

Amazon Prime Video is launching a Stephen Fry-narrated documentary about gaming and exercise that has been completely brand funded. Mind Games – The Experiment debuts globally today and is from Beyond Productions, part of the Aussie firm recently acquired by Banijay. The show tracks an international study that follows sedentary and physically inactive gamers from […]

‘Mythbusters’ firm Beyond Productions lands Vox Media’s Joe Rivadeneira

Mythbusters and Back In The Groove outfit Beyond Productions is expanding its LA based and has hired Vox Media’s Joe Rivadeneira to led its factual development. Rivadeneira becomes SVP of development at the MythBusters outfit and will work alongside Mike Krupat, SVP of development & production, to expand the factual slate. Both will report to Beyond Productions president, John […]

Beyond Productions UK hires Hamo Forsyth as creative director in factual push

Beyond Productions has appointed producer and showrunner Hamo Forsyth to the new role of creative director of factual content for its UK team as the company gears up for a push in that space. Forsyth, who begins his new role today, will be responsible for leading the development of factual content for UK commissions, while […]

Orders round-up: Crackle readies BIPOC interview series; ABC to remake ‘Pooch Perfect’; Amazon seeks NHL ‘All Or Nothing’

Crackle readies BIPOC interview series US streamer Crackle has ordered a new original series highlighting some of the world’s greatest BIPOC artists, from actors and directors to producers, writers and musicians. Produced by Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment-owned Landmark Studio Group, the 10 x 60-minute Inside The Black Box was created by acting coach […]

Seven, Beyond partner for LA venture

Australia’s Seven Network and Beyond International have launched a new production and marketing company in LA to create content for the North American market. The venture, 7Beyond, will see Seven and Beyond coproduce programming through their Seven Productions and Beyond Productions arms, with Beyond Distribution selling the content on the global market. 7Beyond has tapped […]

Jobs Without Frontiers heads to US, Oz

Beyond Productions has scored a deal with distributor Eccho Rights to take factual entertainment format Jobs Without Frontiers into the US and Australia. The format sees four colleagues travel to new countries to carry out their jobs in a completely new environment for a week. It comes from Belgium’s Sputnik, which is a member of […]

Mythbusters turns ten

Beyond’s Mythbusters has achieved what very few factual programmes have and become a long-running franchise. TBI speaks to the hosts and executive producer of the hit series. In one sense Mythbusters was actually born out of Robot Wars, the Mentorn show in which rival teams of geeks built robots before seeing which could most successfully […]