Catherine Stryker

Global Agency sales chief exits to launch own firm

Global Agency’s head of sales, Catherine Stryker, has left the Turkish distributor to launch her own company, TBI has learned. Stryker has created Cat’s Eye Media, which launches at MIPCOM with a slate of scripted and entertainment. The company will also work in “close cooperation with established US producers” to develop formats for the US […]

NBC to remake Turkish drama

US broadcaster NBC has greenlit a pilot of a Turkish drama, Game of Silence. LA-based prodco Intrigue secured the pilot commitment, which comes with a series penalty, with the Comcast-owned network. Intrigue will now produce the pilot alongside Carol Mendelsohn Productions, writer Hugins and Sony Pictures Television. CSI alum Mendelsohn switched from CBS Television Studioes […]

CBS attaches Lythgoe to Turkish gameshow pilot

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned a pilot of Turkish gameshow format Keep Your Light Shining. The Eye Network has attached ex-American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe to helm the show, which will be known locally as In the Spotlight. Turkish distributor Global Agency launched the format at MIPCOM last year and has subsequently optioned it […]