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DRG makes first commission with Manson doc

DRG has made its first ever commission, Manson’s Bloodline, a documentary series produced by MY Entertainment and picked up by Reelz and Viaplay. Manson’s Bloodline tells the story of Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, and his coming to terms with his notorious grandfather. It’s set to premiere late summer 2018, ahead of the 50th anniversary […]

DRG appoints Khanom and Kanne-Behrendsen to key roles

Jess Khanom (pictured) has joined distributor DRG as SVP, responsible for placing content and developing relationships across Asia Pacific. At the same time, Mette Kanne-Behrendsen returns as SVP factual acquisitions, after previously acting as maternity cover in 2017. Khanom has held senior sales positions at companies such as Warner Bros International TV Production and Fox. […]

eOne nabs DRG exec for acquisitions

Entertainment One (eOne) has named DRG’s Kate Cundall as vice president of acquisitions. Cundall will be based in the company’s London office and report to Noel Hedges, executive vice president of acquisitions. She will be a central part of the acquisitions department working across scripted and non-scripted programming. Before joining eOne, Cundall was senior VP […]

Blue Ant expands UK office with DRG exec

Blue Ant International is expanding its UK operations with the appointment of DRG’s Fleur Wheatley as international sales manager. Wheatley will oversee Blue Ant’s sales across the Middle East, Africa, Benelux, Greece and Israel. She will report to Alex Maldini, VP of international sales and acquisitions. The new exec arrives from Digital Rights Group (DRG), […]

DRG forms alliance with the Format Factory

DRG has formed a partnership with The Format Factory, a new unscripted sister company to Free@Last TV, launched by F@L founders and joint creative directors Barry Ryan and David Walton. DRG and The Format Factory will develop format ideas, which DRG will then look to place with broadcasters internationally. In addition, DRG will support The […]

AMC’s Sundance Now picks up Aussie crime thriller

Ahead of its official launch at MIPTV, DRG has secured its first major deal for Dead Lucky, a new four-part crime thriller starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters). The show, made for SBS Australia by Australian producer Subtext Pictures, has been acquired by Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium subscription streaming service. It […]

More classic shows rebooted as This is Your Life returns

The revival of classic unscripted formats to the market has continued apace in the past 24 hours with Deal or No Deal returning to the US and Jonathan Ross working on a new version of This is You Life. US cable channel CNBC has commissioned a new version of Endemol Shine quiz format Deal or […]

DRG buys into ex-ITV Studios execs’ new prodco

UK distributor DRG is planning to invest in a spate of production companies, and has kicked off the strategy with a deal for a stake in a new firm from a pair of former ITV Studios execs. DRG is buying into Double Yellow Television, which Mark Wells and Glen Middleham launched to create new factual, […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

DRG brings in 7A Media as first agent in Lat Am

DRG has appointed 7A Media as its first ever agent for Latin America and Hispanic US. Miami-based 7A Media was founded by Latin American sales veteran Cesar Diaz (pictured), who will now work closely with DRG’s senior VP for North and South America, Scott Kirkpatrick, to create opportunities and maximise returns in the region from […]

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