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MIPCOM round-up: When Heroes Fly lands at Netflix, Broadchurch adapted

Netflix has picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in subtitles on the platform. Produced by Spiro Films for Keshet Broadcasting, When Heroes Fly is a thriller set in […]

Kudos launches Manchester-based sister firm

Kudos, the producer behind shows Broadchurch, Humans and Tin Star, has launched a Manchester-based sister company, Kudos North. Led by newly hired development producer Laura Conway, the new company will establish an open door to the north of England and look to produce new dramas with international appeal with unique voices. Salford-based actress and writer […]

Strong first-look for Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine International has secured a first-look deal with Broadchurch and 11/22/63 director James Strong. The deal will see Endemol Shine Group’s sales arm working with Strong Films, providing the indie with development funding on scripted projects in return for exclusive first-look distribution rights. Strong formed his prodco two years ago to produce commercials and […]

Isaacs exits Kudos, reunites with Featherstone

Dan Isaacs (below left) is leaving his post as co-CEO of Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos to reunite with former production partner Jane Featherstone, who recently revealed her new indie. Isaacs’ co-chief executive Diederick Santer (below right) will now lead Kudos as its sole CEO, with Warner Bros Television Production UK group commercial and business affairs […]

Broadchurch writer replacing Moffat on Doctor Who

The BBC has confirmed that Steven Moffat will step down as lead writer and exec producer on popular sci-fi series Doctor Who, with Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall stepping into the role. The BBC said it was Moffat’s decision to step down after six seasons. During his run in charge of the show there have been […]

Liz Murdoch ‘investing in Featherstone firm’

Shine Group founder Liz Murdoch is set to reunite with Jane Featherstone by investing in new production company Sister Pictures. According to the Financial Times, Murdoch has held talks with Featherstone over a small, private investment in Sister, which Featherstone launched yesterday. Featherstone produced significant series such as Broadchurch and Spooks while Murdoch was in […]

Jane Featherstone creates new prodco

Former Kudos boss Jane Featherstone has unveiled her new production company, which is named Sister Pictures. Featherstone left Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos in spring last year after producing series such as Hustle, Broadchurch and The Tunnel. Joining Featherstone from her former firm is Katie Carpenter, who is named head of development at Sister. Carpenter was […]

Turner Laing to keynote at MIPCOM

Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing will keynote at Cannes trade event MIPCOM in October. The event on Monday, October 5, will mark the first major industry she has presented at after taking on the top job at the merged Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media at the turn of the year. MIPCOM organiser […]

Caroline Beaton: Why niche is the new normal

In an increasingly fragmented TV landscape, should broadcasters and producers focus more on niche formats than on trying to recreate the entertainment and reality juggernauts of the noughties, says Viacom International Media Networks senior VP, international programme sales Caroline Beaton. We’re told we are living through a ‘golden age’ of television, with intensifying competition for […]

Small Town America: don’t ignore local TV

British drama is currently the toast of Los Angeles and New York, with shows like The Missing from the BBC and Starz and ITV’s Grantchester launching recently to great critical acclaim, following on from the success of Broadchurch. The major cable channels backing of original UK drama is big news – whether it’s in the […]

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