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Amazon, RTVE embark on big budget ‘Boundless’ adventure

Amazon Prime Video and Spanish broadcaster RTVE are in pre-production on big budget drama Boundless, about the 16th century voyage of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan around the world. Directed by British director Simon West, whose action and adventure film credits include Con Air and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the four part scripted series […]

Middlechild hires ex-Boundless exec as development head

Middlechild has appointed former Boundless exec Tony Dillamore (pictured right) as its head of development. Dillamore was previously acting head of development of FremantleMedia UK’s Boundless, where his credits include upcoming fact ent format The Recording Studio. Middlechild won Channel 4’s Nations and Regions’ Alpha Fund earlier this year, which has helped build a dedicated […]

Warner Bros. prodco taps Boundless development head

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has hired the development chief at FremantleMedia UK-owned Boundless, Hannah Brownhill, as director of development for its prodco Renegade Pictures. Brownhill (pictured) will take up the newly created role with immediate effect. She joins the senior management team at Renegade, reporting to director of programmes Harry Lansdown, and CEO […]

Boundless hires ex-Betty chief to replace Wyatt

FremantleMedia UK’s factual entertainment label Boundless has appointed a range of senior members including Betty’s former chief, Neil Smith (pictured), who will replace Hannah Wyatt. Smith, the former joint managing director at Betty, has been named MD at The Apprentice prodco Boundless, and will report to Liam Humphreys, CEO at FremantleMedia UK Unscripted. He joins […]

Fremantle restructures unscripted division

FremantleMedia is reuniting Talkback and Thames as part of a wider restructure at its UK unscripted division. Comedy entertainment label Talkback and entertainment arm Thames will return to their old, united state as TalkbackThames. They were previously separated in 2011 after RTL Group-owned Fremantle merged them in 2003. The restructure comes days after Thames managing […]

BBC Studios poaches Boundless MD for factual

BBC Studios has hired Boundless managing director Hannah Wyatt as the new genre director for factual entertainment and events. Wyatt will leave FremantleMedia UK-owned Boundless in early 2018, and Liam Humphreys, CEO of unscripted at Fremantle, will oversee the role until a replacement is found, according to a company spokesperson. Her hire comes after BBC Studios […]

Fremantle UK restructures as C4 exec enters

Richard Holloway will step down from his duties as interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK but remains atop of prodco Thames, with Channel 4 entertainment chief Liam Humphreys (pictured) taking over the unscripted side of the business. Along with his role as managing director of entertainment label Thames, Holloway (below left) has been leading FMUK’s unscripted […]

BBC Studios adds ex-Fremantle exec for Science

BBC Studios Science has added Sundog Pictures and former FremantleMedia factual producer Claudia Lewis to its ranks. Lewis (pictured) joins the label, which is one of six unscripted divisions BBC Studios Factual is currently launching, as development executive. She transfers from indie Sundog Pictures, where she had been head of factual programmes since January, having […]

BBC doc boss takes BBC Two post

The BBC has appointed its head of documentaries, Patrick Holland, as channel editor of BBC Two. The UK pubcaster has been searching for an exec to oversee the channel since former BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw lost out on the TV channels and iPlayer controller job to Charlotte Moore and subsequently left. Clare Sillery, who […]

My Kitchen Rules drawn up for UK network

British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is brining Australian cooking competition format My Kitchen Rules back to the UK. The network has commissioned a 30x60mins version of the show, My Kitchen Rules UK, which Network Seven-backed prodco 7 Wonder Productions will produce. Sky Living ran the show, which has been a huge hit for Seven in […]