Kudos backs Derek Wax drama prodco

Kudos executive producer Derek Wax has launched a UK-based drama prodco that will sit within the Endemol Shine Group. He will run Wild Mercury Productions independently, but benefit from the infrastructure of and be housed at his previous firm, Kudos, which is behind Humans, The Hour and recent BBC One effort Capital. Wild Mercury launched […]

Pivot, BBCWW visit BBC One’s Capital

Buyers from the UK, Canada and Australasia have acquired BBC One drama Capital from FremantleMedia International. Participant Media-owned Pivot took the US rights, with Shaw buying them in Canada and BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, taking them in Australia and New Zealand. Capital comes from writer Peter Bowker and producer Kudos, and is based […]

FremantleMedia debuts Swedish crime, new Nigella

FremantleMedia International will debut Swedish drama Modus, the TV adaptation of John Lanchester novel Capital and a Nigella Lawson cooking series at MIPCOM. On the scripted front, FMI has the 8x60mins Modus, 4x60min Capital and 1x90mins Mary: the Making of a Princess. Modus (left)comes from FremantleMedia-owned Miso Film and was for TV4 in Sweden. The […]

Hofmann set as long-term UFA chief

Nico Hofmann has been named co-CEO of FremantleMedia’s German production business, UFA Group, as part of a longer-term strategy that will see him become sole chief. Hofmann will run Deutschland 83 producer UFA along with Wolf Bauer until September 2017, with Bauer stepping back to focus on producing at that point. The pair will have […]