Christian Vesper

Fremantle teams with 87 Films for development

FremantleMedia has partnered with 87 Films for creative scripted development. 87 Films is a UK-based production company formed by Silent Witness writers Dudi Appleton (pictured left) and Jim Keeble (pictured right) as well as executive producer Patrick Irwin (The Fall). Under the agreement, 87 Films will collaborate on scripted projects for the international market alongside […]

Fremantle works up TV adaptation of Find the Good

FremantleMedia has teamed up with author Heather Lende to develop a drama series based on her book, Find The Good. Fremantle’s global drama director, Sarah Doole and executive VP and creative director of global drama Christian Vesper (pictured) have acquired the rights and will oversee the rollout of the adaptation. The book will serve as […]

Vesper scoots to FremantleMedia drama team

FremantleMedia has hired former SundanceTV drama chief Christian Vesper as executive VP, creative director of global drama. Vesper left AMC Networks-owned SundanceTV earlier this year, but will now work within FremantleMedia’s drama unit, reporting to director of global drama Sarah Doole. He will be based in London and New York, working closely with FremantleMedia’s production […]

Sundance orders another original drama

US cable net Sundance Channel has ordered its second wholly-owned original series, The Descendants. The 6x60mins series will follow a US sheriff policing two clashing communities. The order comes as Sundance ramps up its original programming strategy, with recent examples including Rectify and Top of the Lake. The cable net, part of the AMC Networks […]