Dracula


Netflix takes bite out of BBC One’s Dracula

BBC One and Netflix are partnering on a three-part adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sherlock producers Hartswood Films is producing the 3 x 90-minute series, which is co-created and co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The drama is to reintroduce audiences to the Transylvanian vampire. Dracula was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director of BBC […]

Carnival King

Gareth Neame’s Carnival Films was bought by  NBCUniversal in 2008 for about £30 million (US$49 million). Since then the prodco has had a global hit on its hands in the form of Downton Abbey. As the period drama’s fifth season unfolds, Neame talks Downton and drama. “Most agree it is a Golden Age of drama,” […]

Oppenheimer to helm Carnival US push

NBCUniversal International has handed Deborah Oppenheimer a new role that will see her helm a push to fully establish Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films in the US. Oppenheimer is currently in charge of NBCUI Television Production’s LA operations, working across prodcos including Carnival, which is producing NBC’s Dracula. She has also worked on series such […]

NBC poaches ABC exec for international copro role

US broadcast net NBC has recruited Quinn Taylor as its new executive VP, movies, miniseries and international coproductions. Taylor joins from rival network ABC where he had been since 1996, most recently as VP, movies, miniseries and acquisitions. At NBC he will oversee all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sena Argun, SinemaTV

Sena Argun is in LA this week buying for a SinemaTV’s bouquet of Turkish pay TV channels. The group has general entertainment, female-skewed, family, action and movie channels so Argun is in LA on the lookout for a wide range of content. Which channels are you buying content for? I’m buying content for our group […]