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Constantin Film-backed Upgrade partners with Shochiku for Japanese adaptation

Matt Brodlie and Jonathan Kier’s Upgrade Productions has partnered with Japanese outfit Shochiku to produce an adaptation of Minae Mizumura’s A True Novel. The eight-part Japanese-language series is being written by Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) and is based on the 2003 novel, which itself was inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. The story […]

Disney+ & Sierra/Affinity execs launch LA-based Upgrade Productions

Former Disney+ exec Matt Brodlie and Sierra/Affinity’s Jonathan Kier have launched Upgrade Productions, a new LA-based prodco focused on the development and production of local language content for a global audience. The new firm has received backing from Germany’s Constantin Film and forged a strategic partnership with BRON. It is already working with creators and […]

TMG’s Kloiber & Constantin Film tap StudioCanal alum for new Vienna prodco

Former Tele Munchen Group (TMG) boss Herbert G. Kloiber is teaming up with Munich prodco Constantin Film to launch a new Vienna-based drama firm, High End Productions. The company will be led by StudioCanal alum Jonas Bauer, who will serve as MD with the aim of producing premium European fiction series for the international market. […]

ProSieben alum Rüdiger Böss emerges at Constantin Film

Former ProSiebenSat.1 programming exec Rüdiger Böss is set to join German production outfit Constantin Film. Böss has been hired as a producer by Constantin, which is behind TV drama Shadowhunters and the Resident Evil franchise. He will take up the role in November, working on TV and theatrical movies, and joining the management team of […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 nabs ‘important’ Disney content deal

ProSiebenSat.1 and The Walt Disney Company have agreed a significant multi-year agreement that gives the former new US series and movies for its free, pay and SVOD channels. The deal is a coup for German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, with Disney’s output previously going out in the territory through former local partner RTL. The master-licence agreement includes […]

Ruff named as new ITVS Germany MD

Christiane Ruff has been named ITV Studios Germany’s new managing director, with incumbent Jan Kromschröder stepping down to launch his own business. She will take up her new role on July 16. Kromschröder resigned before MIPTV this year to launch his own venture, though details of this are yet be disclosed. Ruff has been working […]

ZDF plans Anne Frank miniseries

German pubcaster ZDF has commissioned a two-part miniseries about famous teenage World War II diarist Anne Frank and her family. German producer Oliver Berben is attached the helm the project, which production group indie Constanin Film and Moovie are coproducing. Screenwriter Andrea Stoll will write the scripts. The mini is slated to go to air […]