Cleverman


Goalpost moves to All3Media first-look deal

Cleverman coproducer Goalpost Pictures has signed a first-look deal with All3Media International. Following the agreement, Australia-based Goalpost will see its upcoming programming distributed by UK-based All3’s sales team. The company is best known for ABC, BBC Three and SundanceTV sci-fi drama Cleverman, to which New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures is also attached. It is also behind […]

Red Arrow bringing Einstein to Cannes

Red Arrow International will launch Einstein, a new ten-part crime series, at MIPTV. The series comes out of Germany, which is emerging as European drama hotspot, and is for free TV net Sat.1. The Zeitsprung Pictures-produced show stars Tom Beck (Alarm for Cobra 11) as the great grandson of Albert Einstein, who works with the […]

Digital delivers growth at ProSiebenSat.1

Digital revenues helped boost ProSiebenSat.1’s second-quarter performance, with the German broadcaster reporting overall revenues of €886 million (US$985.2 million), up 15%, and EBITDA of €254 million, up 7%. Digital and adjacent revenues grew by an impressive 43% year-on-year to reach €263 million, with EBITDA for this segment rising by 15% to €43 million. The company […]

Cleverman exec nabs ABC scripted post

Australian pubcaster the ABC has appointed its head of indigenous to the new post of head of scripted production. Sally Riley will be responsible for leading the fiction, comedy, indigenous and children’s production teams’ scripted efforts. She is known for breaking indigenous Australian-focused series such as Cleverman, which Red Arrow International has sold around the […]

BBC Three online deal Oz drama Cleverman

BBC Three has acquired its first overseas drama since moving to an online, over-to-top distribution model in February. The UK channel has bought Cleverman, the Australian-shot drama that Red Arrow International sells globally. British pubcaster the BBC will launch the show later this year, with head of programme acquisitions Sue Deeks saying: “Cleverman is an […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

Cleverman studio appoints scripted dev chief

Pukeko Pictures, the New Zealand-based producer behind new drama Cleverman, has appointed a head of scripted development. Lisa Chatfield (pictured) will work closely with chief creative officer Martin Baynton and head of production Angela Littlejohn after joining the Wellington-based prodco. Chatfield was most recently at the New Zealand Film Commission, where she was head of […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

Red Arrow brings Cleverman to market

Red Arrow International will launch buzzy ABC and Sundance Channel drama Cleverman in Cannes next week. To mark the launch, star Iain Glen will be in town with Red Arrow, appearing at a MIPCOM Press Club photocall on Monday, October 4. The six-part drama is made for the Australian pubcaster ABC and US cable net […]

SundanceTV, ABC board sci-fi drama

SundanceTV in the US and Australia’s ABC are attached to a new big-budget drama epic set in the near future. The channels are working with Germany’s Red Arrow International, Australia’s Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures on the 6x60mins series, Cleverman, which debuts internationally at MIPCOM. The series is set in a near-future in […]