Deals round-up: ZDF boards Blue Ant, Film.UA & Tilt Media’s Ukraine doc; Espresso buys Cardinal catalogue; All3 to sell Kardashian doc

ZDF buys Blue Ant, Film.UA & Tilt Media’s Ukraine doc ZDF in Germany has boarded a six-part docuseries about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has Blue Ant International, Ukraine’s Film.UA, Chris Hilton’s new Aussie outfit Tilt Media and GTV Docs in London attached. Citizens At War: A Year In Ukraine features exclusive interviews with the […]

Women sweep Canadian Screenwriting Awards’ drama, comedy categories

Women screenwriters have swept the TV drama and comedy categories for the Writers Guild of Canada’s Screenwriting Awards for the first time in their 23-year history. The awards celebrate Canadian screenwriting talent across Canadian-made TV, film, documentaries and webseries. This year, both the TV drama and TV comedy categories consist solely of female nominees, who […]

Kew buys Cardinal prodco in scripted push

Toronto-listed Kew Media Group has acquired Sierra Films, the Canadian producer behind dramas Cardinal and Ransom. The deal continues Kew’s buying spree, which has seen it buy a majority stake in TCB Media Rights and a minority shareholding in Jeff Norton’s Awesome Media & Entertainment since the business began trading as Kew in September. The […]

Hulu snags eOne’s Cardinal and Gap Year

Hulu has inked a multi-series deal with Entertainment One and will take almost 250 hours of programming from the independent production and distribution group. The agreement gives Hulu exclusive US steaming rights to eOne series including Cardinal, and comedy drama Gap Year. The whole first season of Cardinal, which is on CTV in Canada, will […]

Canadian drama first for BBC Four

BBC Four has acquired Cardinal marking the first time it has picked up a Canadian drama. The arts and culture-skewed channel has been acquiring a range of international drama in recent times, buying scripted series from Spain, Iceland and France among others. The move into Canadian drama with Cardinal sees the channel land a six-part […]

Throop: TV, Family staying strong for eOne

The CEO of Canada-based Entertainment One, Darren Throop, has lauded the performance of the studio’s television and family divisions, as the film unit continues to drag on company financial results. eOne yesterday posted a trading update for the nine months to December 31, 2015, saying revenues were down 3% year-on-year, mainly due to a 14% […]