Ecosse Films


France Televisions boards Federation’s Josephine and Napoleon

France Télévisions has boarded Federation Entertainment and Ecosse Films’ marquee period drama Josephine and Napoleon. The 8 x 52-minute French Revolution-set drama, which is currently in development, is created by showrunner Tony Saint (Das Boot) and follows the relationship between the French artistocrat and 25-year-old Napoleon Bonaparte. The Artist and The Past actor Bérénice Bejo […]

ABC ends relationship with Mistresses

US broadcaster ABC has cancelled female-skewed drama Mistresses after four seasons. The soapy summer season scripted series will not return for a fifth run following a lower fourth season ratings. It has sold internationally to likes of TLC in the UK, where it was a launch title in 2013. Mistresses is a coproduction of Good […]

Endemol Shine Int’l hires acquisitions chief

Endemol Shine International has hired a head of acquisitions who will in part replace the departed Georgia Brown. Simon Cox has taken on the post at Endemol Shine Group’s global sales arm. He takes on duties previously covered by Brown, who was senior VP, acquisitions but exited to join FremantleMedia International as SVP, scripted, earlier […]

BBC Worldwide presells drama miniseries

BBC Worldwide has presold two of its drama miniseries around the world. Ecosse Films-produced Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (pictured) has been sold into twelve international territories. Arte (France), ABC (Australia), Showcase (Canada), Zon (Portugal), HBO Nordic, TV4 (Sweden), DR (Denmark), TV2 (Norway), VRT (Belgium), Sinema TV (Turkey) and Wowow (Japan) have all […]

News brief: Shine cuts Ecosse Films distribution deal

Distributor Shine International has secured a first-look deal with UK drama indie Ecosse Films. Ecosse’s credits include BBC drama Mistresses as well as upcoming Sky Atlantic Ian Fleming biopic, Fleming. The distribution deal with Shine started this month and runs for three years.

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Fleming

Everybody has heard of the late Ian Fleming, but who was he? This is question Douglas Rae, founder and managing director of Ecosse Films, says he set out to answer in this new Sky Atlantic and BBC America coproduction. Rae claims Fleming will tell the true story of the late author behind the James Bond […]