Big Light Productions

Warp Films recruits Big Light exec as chief creative officer

Little Birds producer Warp Films has appointed Emily Feller to the newly created role of chief creative officer. Feller joins at the end of the month and will work alongside joint CEOs Mark Herbert and Peter Carlton. She will be focused on growing the company’s development slate of and building its brand internationally. The exec has […]

Scripted round-up: ZDFneo orders German ‘Irresponsable’; Lighthouse adapting ‘Savage Town’; Constantin & Big Light team for Nuremberg Trials drama

ZDFneo orders German ‘Irresponsable’ ZDFneo has ordered a German adaptation of French comedy series Irresponsable from ITV Studios Germany. Created by Frédéric Rosset, produced by Antoine Szymalka for La Pépiniére and co-produced by Emmanuel Daucé for Tetra Media Fiction, a subsidiary of Tetra Media Studio (part of ITV Studios), the eight-episode German version will be […]

Tomorrow Studios inks first-look deal with Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light

US-based Tomorrow Studios has inked a first-look deal with Frank Spotnitz’s UK indie Big Light Productions. The agreement will see Tomorrow “tap into Big Light’s network of established and emerging writers, and pursuit of sought after-IP” to expand both companies’ development slates. Tomorrow, which is a partnership between CEO and founder Marty Adelstein and ITV […]

MOPAR hires Big Light, BBC alum as creative director & UK chief

Nordic producer MOPAR Studios has appointed a former Big Light Productions and BBC producer to become its creative director and lead its operations in the UK. Sharon Remmer will oversee the company’s slate, which includes Viaplay’s Red Election and North Sea Connection, and expand its activities on the global market. Remmer will also have the […]

UK’s Big Light shines for writers’ apprenticeship winner

Frank Spotnitz’s UK indie Big Light Productions has selected the recipient of its annual writers’ apprenticeship. Romanian screenwriter and director Geo Doba has won the placement to work alongside Spotnitz, creative director Emily Feller and the rest of the team at Big Light, which is behind shows including The Man In The High Castle, Leonardo […]

English-language drama replaced by local originals as demand ramps up

English-language drama is increasingly being replaced by local-language scripted series as demand for domestic content soars, according to a panel here at NEM Dubrovnik. The growing importance of scripted originals was outlined in successive sessions, with RTL Hungary’s deputy CEO & director of programming Peter Kolosi outlining how his company is now looking to produce […]

Podcast round-up: Big Light partners with Audible & Vespucci for crime slate; Cream Productions launches podcast division

Big Light partners with Audible & Vespucci for crime slate London-and-Paris-based indie Big Light Productions has ventured into podcast production for the first time, partnering with audiobook and podcast service Audible and multimedia incubator Vespucci to develop and produce a series of scripted and unscripted AudibleOriginal crime podcasts. The podcasts will either cover or be inspired […]

Amazon Prime Video takes ‘Leonardo’ UK & Ireland rights

Amazon Prime Video has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Leonardo, a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. The eight-part series was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with Dan Percival (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet […]

Games Workshop hires ex-Hasbro exec Finn Arnesen in ‘Warhammer’ content push

Games Workshop, creators of the Warhammer franchise, has hired former Hasbro Studios exec Finn Arnesen as it looks to develop live-action and animated content around the brand. Arnesen has been appointed to the newly created role of head of entertainment development at Games Workshop, the UK-based miniature wargame manufacturer and retail business, which is best-known […]

‘Medici’ producer Big Light hires Chris Sutherland as COO

London and Paris-based indie Big Light Productions has appointed Chris Sutherland as its new chief operating officer. Sutherland will take up the role at Big Light, which is behind dramas such as Rai 1 and Netflix’s Medici and Amazon Prime Video’s The Man In The High Castle, on 1 September and report directly to founder […]

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