Blue Ant scores Japanese sales with NHK, FNG Japan

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has swooped for Blue Ant International’s blue chip natural history doc Turtle Beach. The deal is among a slate of licensing and renewal agreements struck with NHK as well as cable and satellite network Fox Networks Group Japan. NHK has licensed three new titles including Turtle Beach (1 x 60 minutes; […]

Lifetime deal for Julia Stiles’ Blue

A+E Networks UK has acquired digital-to-TV drama series Blue for its Lifetime channels in the UK and Africa. Blue follows Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity) as an accountant who is forced to work as an escort to make ends meet. The series started out as a short-form project on female-skewed digital platform Wigs, which produced […]

Julia Stiles partners with WIGS on second web series

Fox-backed YouTube drama channel WIGS has ordered a new four-part series from actress Julia Stiles, and recommissioned two others. Paloma will star Grace Gummer (Gigantic, Margin Call) as a young woman dealing with unpredictable relationships at home and at work. Stiles writes and directs, with Rhys Coiro (Entourage) and Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) also attached. […]

Fox inks digital deal with YouTube channel WIGS

US broadcaster Fox has inked a deal with YouTube drama channel WIGS. The pair will develop and test content on the female-skewed YouTube channel under the terms of a multiyear agreement. Wigs is the YouTube partner channel created by Black Swan producer Jon Avnet and In Treatment director Rodrigo Garcia. Launched last year, it offers […]