Endemol’s Blinders in Chinese VOD drama deal

China’s dominant VOD platform Youku Tudou has acquired rights to Endemol-sold dramas including BBC Two drama Peaky Blinders. Endemol sales house Endemol Worldwide Distribution has secured agreement with Trade Lead Investments to send Peaky Blinders, Continuum seasons one and two and Black Mirror seasons one and two to the, and platforms. Period […]

Continuum creator launches drama indie

The creator of Syfy series Continuum has partnered with the co-founder of Canadian prodco Brightlight Pictures to create a new drama indie. Simon Barry (pictured), also Continuum’s showrunner, and Stephen Hegyes have hooked up to create Reality Distortion Field. The company is billing itself as a “uniquely genre-focused production company that will develop original TV […]

Thunderbird acquires Continuum producer Reunion

Canadian producer Thunderbird Films has acquired compatriot Reunion Pictures for an undisclosed sum. Miniseries and feature film prodco Reunion formed in 2004 under the leadership of principals Matthew O’Connor, Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe, who will all remain at the company following the deal, which Thunderbird confirmed last night. Reunion will also keep its branding […]

Endemol takes rights to sci-fi series Continuum

Endemol has picked up international rights to sci-fi series Continuum. It has inked a deal with the show’s producers, Reunion Pictures, and sales arm Endemol Worldwide Distribution will sell the show internationally. Production recently started on a second 13x1hrs season of the show and the Endemol deal gives it rights to any future seasons. The […]