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Fifth Season-backed The Story Collective invests in UK scripted firms Artis Pictures & Maia Pictures

Fifth Season-backed UK prodco The Story Collective has invested in Kate Croft’s scripted firm Artis Pictures and ex-Channel 4 commissioner Rachel Springett’s Maia Pictures. The Story Collective will provide strategic, commercial, and operational support, as well as development funding, to both companies, with the investment coming as the firm ramps up production on its first […]

‘Severance’ firm Fifth Season bolsters ranks with Amazon hire

US-based Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) is bolstering its ranks with the hire of Amazon Studios exec Jill Arthur as EVP of development and production and the promotion of Noah Greenshner to the same position. Arthur joins Fifth Season from a nine year stint at Amazon Studios, most recently as senior development and programming executive, […]

Fifth Season snags Blumhouse TV exec to lead & expand factual content

Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) has appointed Blumhouse TV exec Mary Lisio to head up and expand its non-scripted and documentary development & production business. Lisio will serve as EVP at Fifth Season, which she joins immediately, and will build out a slate of original non-scripted content for streaming, linear broadcast and theatrical distribution. She will collaborate […]

‘Severance’ outfit Fifth Season rejigs TV leadership with expanded Prentiss Fraser role

CJ ENM-owned Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) is rejigging its TV businesses with three promotions. Distribution chief Prentiss Fraser, development & production head Joe Hipps and current topper Todd Sharp have all been upped at the company, which is behind series ranging from Severance and Tokyo Vice, to Life & Beth and Nine Perfect Strangers.  Fraser becomes president of […]

Fifth Season hires BBC’s former acting drama chief as UK creative director

CJ ENM-owned Fifth Season (fka Endeavor Content) has hired the former acting director of drama at the BBC to work across its UK output. Ben Irving takes the new role of creative director of UK television at recently rebranded Fifth Season and will join in November, with a remit to lead its production and development […]

Endeavor-backed Nordic Drama Queens hires Swedish Film Institute & SF Studios alum

Endeavor Content-backed prodco Nordic Drama Queens has added Swedish Film Institute and SF Studios alum Helen Ahlsson to its producer ranks. Ahlsson, who has produced Lisa Langseth’s Pure (Till Det Som är Vackert), will take up her role from 1 September, having most recently been head of Moving Sweden, a Swedish Film Institute-backed scheme aimed at […]

TBI Weekly: Has LA Screenings become just another market?

LA Screenings was once seen as an annual pilgrimage to the home of entertainment for international buyers, with execs jetting into LAX to take their pick of the best American shows under the Californian sun. But with US studios taking most shows for themselves plus changing viewing tastes at home, has it now become just another market? Rewind […]

Endeavor Content picks up Kate Bosworth’s ‘Bring On The Dancing Horses’

Female-led Western drama Bring On The Dancing Horses has been picked up for global distribution by Endeavor Content. The 10 x 30-minute Kate Bosworth-starring drama has been written, directed and executive produced by Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho) and made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2022. Bosworth and Polish produced the series through their Make Pictures Productions, with […]

Endeavor Content’s The Story Company rebrands & hires ITVS, Euston & Lookout alums

Endeavor Content-backed UK prodco The Story Company has changed its name and hired execs from ITV Studios, Fremantle’s Euston Films and BBC Studios-owned Lookout Point. The company, now to be known as The Story Collective, was launched last year by BBCS alum Helen Jackson and Lookout Point duo, Simon Vaughan and Damian Keogh. It aims to […]

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