Celebrity Name Game

Fremantle Australia’s unscripted chief Caroline Spencer to step down

Longstanding Fremantle Australia exec Caroline Spencer is to step down from her role overseeing unscripted programming. Spencer has been with Fremantle for a decade but is to exit as director of unscripted at the end of September, having been behind shows including Project Runway, The Biggest Loser and MasterChef Australia. She also had a stint […]

TV production booms at Lionsgate

TV production revenues at US studio Lionsgate nearly doubled year-on-year in its latest financial quarter. Production of shows such as Mad Men, Manhattan and Orange is the New Black brought in US$161.2 million for the three months to December 31, 2014, up from US$82.3 million in the same quarter the year before. The studio produced […]

Courteney Cox quiz sells to Tribune stations

A new pop culture quiz show from Friends star Courteney Cox and her actor husband David Arquette has sold to Tribune Broadcasting stations covering 40% of the US. Celebrity Name Game, which was developed by the couple’s Coquette Productions and showrunner Scott St. John, will air on channels such as WPIX in New York, KTLA […]