Brightlight Pictures

Netflix orders series from YouTube comic

Streaming service Netflix has for the first time ordered a series from talent that started out on YouTube. Haters Back Off will be an eight-part comedy starring Miranda Sings, a character YouTube comedian Colleen Ballinger-Evans created. The series will follow the family life of Sings, an incredibly untalented wannabe star who manages to continually fail upwards […]

Continuum creator launches drama indie

The creator of Syfy series Continuum has partnered with the co-founder of Canadian prodco Brightlight Pictures to create a new drama indie. Simon Barry (pictured), also Continuum’s showrunner, and Stephen Hegyes have hooked up to create Reality Distortion Field. The company is billing itself as a “uniquely genre-focused production company that will develop original TV […]

Brightlight hires Hovan, Suelzle

Canadian production company Brightlight Pictures has appointed a new COO and a VP for finance, news that comes after the departure of co-founder Stephen Hegyes last year. David Hovan has become COO, while Alexander Suelzle has taken on the role of VP, finance. In November last year, film and TV producer Brightlight said goodbye to […]