MIPCOM round-up: StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’; ITVS & Media Musketeers present ‘Essex County’; D360 makes ‘A Cut Above’

StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’ StudioCanal has acquired Danish comedy series The Orchestra for launch at MIPCOM next week. Created by SAM Productions and directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, who is also head writer, the series follows the rules and hierarchies, power struggles, jealousies and relationship challenges behind the scenes at the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra. Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus […]

Kids round-up: Fred Rogers names creative development manager; Studio 100 & SPI ink content deal; D360 strikes global sales  

Fred Rogers names creative development manager US-based Donkey Hodie producer Fred Rogers Productions has appointed Gabrielle Howard to the newly created role of creative development manager. In her new role, Howard will manage the company’s growing portfolio of IP in development. She will report to Ellen Doherty, chief creative officer. In addition to managing the […]

BBCS, Eureka, Tern TV & more snag ‘Race Against The Tide’ rights

Producers in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK & Ireland have optioned the rights to create local versions of Marblemedia’s competition format Race Against The Tide. The format is distributed globally by Distribution360, which has inked deals with Eureka Productions (Holy Moley, Full Bloom), for Australia; Free Kings (Bake Off, Junior Bake […]

Show of the week: Race Against The Tide

It’s a battle against nature in this new 10 x 30-minute competition series format. Debuting on Canadian pubcaster CBC, the original version sees 10 world-class sand-sculpting teams head to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to compete for the grand prize. In each episode, they dig, pound and carve their way to extraordinary sculptures […]

Factual round-up: Latest deals for D360, Global Screen, BritBox & RTÉ

M6, Rai 5 snap up D360 shows French broadcaster M6 has picked up There’s Something You Should Know from sales firm Distribution360. The 6 x 30-minute series follows suitors as they choose matches from telephone conversations, only for the matches to reveal a physical disability ahead of meeting. The series aims to demystify stereotypes and […]

Distribution360 moves into scripted with inter-connected family show launch

Canada’s Distribution360 has moved into scripted distribution, with family series The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker spearheading its latest kids and family slate. The 20 x 30-minute concept series is presented as two inter-connected sitcoms, with The Parker Andersons segment focusing on widower Tony Parker and his move from the UK to Chicago, while Amelia Parker follows […]

Kids round-up: Distribution360 sells into Asia; eOne strikes ‘Cupcake & Dino’ deals; WildBrain spark hires Bennett

Distribution360 strikes raft of Asia deals Distribution360 has secured several deals across territories in Asia for its kids’ programming. KTH in South Korea has acquired 504 episodes of Skyship Entertainment content, which includes Super Simple Songs, Finley’s Factory, The Bumble Nums and Treetop Family. D360 has also placed four titles with specialist kids channel Da […]

Breakthrough exec transfers to D360

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to another Toronto-based sales house, Distribution360 (D360). Mackie has joined the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions after ten years with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables vendor Breakthrough. At D360, she will work across the company catalogue, which comprises kids, family and unscripted. She debuts at […]

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