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Hasbro buys eOne in shock $4bn all-cash deal

My Little Pony owner Hasbro has acquired indie studio Entertainment One (eOne) in a surprise $4bn all-cash deal.  The acquisition will see the US play and entertainment brand – which is the parent company of labels such as My Little Pony, Transformers and Power Rangers – adding eOne’s global brands such as Peppa Pig and […]

EOne hires BBC Studios distribution exec for Lat Am sales

Entertainment One (eOne) has hired BBC Studios sales exec David Hanono to grow the business’s Latin American footprint. Hanono, who is to serve as VP of sales for Latin America, will be based in Miami, reporting into Dan Loewy, eOne’s recently promoted EVP of Americas for international distribution. The exec will be responsible for sales […]

EOne grows UK unscripted team with Boomerang, 12 Yard execs

Entertainment One (eOne) is growing its unscripted footprint in the UK with the appointments of execs from prodcos Boomerang and 12 Yard. Matt Pritchard (pictured, right) and Matt Walton (left) have joined the indie studio as EVPs of unscripted TV, based out of London. The duo will jointly oversee day-to-day operations of eOne’s unscripted team […]

EOne shifts ex-content chief Mark Gordon to production deal

Entertainment One’s president and chief content officer Mark Gordon (pictured) is stepping down after just 18 months to return to a production-facing role. Gordon has struck a multi-year producing deal with eOne to create shows across all platforms, with Steve Bertram, eOne’s president of film and television, continuing to lead the film and TV business. […]

eOne alum Michael Rosenberg joins Untitled Entertainment

Entertainment One’s former head of scripted TV Michael Rosenberg has joined LA-based agency and producer Untitled Entertainment. Rosenberg has been working as an independent producer since leaving his post as EVP of US scripted TV at the Canadian-US studio in 2014. He had been upped from SVP to EVP in 2012 soon after the exit […]

eOne appoints ex-Legendary Television exec for Asia sales

Entertainment One (eOne) is expanding its footprint in Asia with the appointment of a former sales executive from Legendary Television. Alex Oe becomes director of sales for Japan, Korea and Pan-Asia at eOne’s international distribution arm, based out of Seoul and reporting into Joyce Yeung, eOne’s exec VP of sales for APAC. Oe will be […]

Entertainment One buys Daisybeck to continue UK unscripted push

Entertainment One (eOne) has agreed to acquire UK-based factual and factual entertainment producer Daisybeck Studios as part of its strategy to expand its unscripted activities in Britain. Daisybeck’s managing director and founder, Paul Stead (pictured), will continue to oversee day-to-day operations at the company, which was founded in 2013 and has been behind The Yorkshire […]

EOne’s Baxter: Mark Gordon will “absolutely” remain with business

Entertainment One has confirmed that CEO and chief content officer Mark Gordon will “absolutely be with [the business] in a year’s time”. Stuart Baxter, president of international distribution for eOne, told delegates at Variety’s European TV Summit in London today (13 June) that Gordon – who was reportedly in conflict with eOne management and poised […]

EOne denies Mark Gordon is leaving the business

Entertainment One has denied that president Mark Gordon is leaving the business a year and a half after his promotion. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, eOne said: “In response to recent press speculation, Entertainment One can confirm that Mark Gordon continues to be a part of the eOne team both now and […]

Channel 4, HBO partner for ‘Jihadi John’ doc

Months following the success of Michael Jackson two-parter Leaving Neverland, Channel 4 and HBO are again teaming up for a feature doc. The broadcasters have commissioned a film on Kuwait-born British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John. The 90-minute doc promises the inside story of Emwazi’s journey from life as a North London […]

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