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19-2 prodco hires development chief

Canadian prodco Sphère Média has hired Tara Woodbury as its English-language head of development. Sphère Média is best known as the producer of French and English-language cop drama 19-2, which is on CTV and Bravo in Canada, and distributed internationally by Content Television. Woodbury will be based in Toronto and work across development and strategy, […]

UK and France deals for Jason Priestley drama

Broadcasters across Europe have acquired Private Eyes, the new Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) private detective drama. Cable net Universal Channel has bought the show for the UK and free TV broadcaster TF1 has taken it for France. Turner has acquired it for its TNT channel in the Nordic region and Fox has it in […]

Head of US scripted at eOne stepping down

Michael Rosenberg, Entertainment One’s head of scripted TV, is stepping down, TBI has learned. Rosenberg will leave his post as executive VP, US scripted TV at the Canadian-US studio to return to the production sector. Rosenberg was upped from SVP to EVP in 2012 soon after the exit of previous drama chief Noreen Halpern. It […]

eOne cuts first-look deal with Call Me Fitz producer

Canada-based producer and distributor Entertainment One has inked a first-look deal with Amaze Film + Television. eOne will have the option to pick up shows from Amaze’s TV slate and from films related to said TV shows. The pair already work together on US/Canadian drama series Call Me Fitz, which stars Jason Priestley as an […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]