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Fremantle buys into Bend It TV

FremantleMedia has bought a 25% stake in scripted prodco Bend It Television. This is the latest in a long line of similar investment deals RTL Group-owned Fremantle has closed under CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz. Kenyan-born British film veteran Gurinder Chadha is behind Bend It. Her credits include Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice and Angus, […]

FremantleMedia backs new drama producer

FremantleMedia has taken a 25% stake in Dancing Ledge, a new scripted indie. Feelgood Fiction founder and creative director Laurence Bowen has created Dancing Ledge, which will be based in Notting Hill, London. The company launches with a development deal in place with popular actor Martin Freeman (Lord of the Rings, Fargo), and will add […]

Release the Hounds pair form prodco

The co-creators of horror-gameshow Release the Hounds have formed Dr Pluto, a new UK prodco that is backed by FremantleMedia. Sam Pollard (top) and James Abadi (below) developed Release the Hounds while at Gogglebox, the Sony-backed prodco that was recently wound up. Announcing the new company, the Dr Pluto founders said they want to reinvigorate […]